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“Wonderful Views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Pickering
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Wonderful Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Visited here on a lovely sunny warm day. Enjoyed the views and had a good wander through the ruins. The site is very well kept by English Heritage and plenty of signage. A short walk from the centre of the town centre. Free Car Park for visitors to use near the clean well maintained toilets.

Visited September 2013
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warrington
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good views from castle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

watched the steam train pull away too! Quaint old fashioned area with shops and restaurants-typical yorkshire town.

Visited September 2013
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sheffield
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232 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Astonishing views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The castle is a short walk from the town along a reasonably flat street, but expect to climb once you are inside as without seeing the amazing views from the tops of the ruins you are missing a real treat.
The site is quite exposed and there isn't very much shelter apart from a small exhibition room in a restored chapel so I wouldn't recommend on a rainy day except if you are well wrapped up!
However, on a clear day the views are exceptional and you can understand why it would have been the perfect site for a castle. From three side you can see for miles over the vale of York and out over the North Yorkshire Moors, and you can spot the station below in a fug of white smoke from the engines- reminding you that it is time to go and catch your train!

Visited September 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A good wander.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

A very fine ruin with excellent views that's why it was put there in the first place. Well worth going round when the weather is fine. You can hear the steam trains below but not see them unfortunately.

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Atmospheric Ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great place to have a wander around when the weather is good. The castle is mostly ruins, but one tower is accessible and the views from the top are great.

Visited August 2013
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