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Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
+44 1751 474989
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Interesting, but limited and pricey

It's worth spending half an hour to an hour here looking around, reading the boards and savouring... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonathan C
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Norman castle

Great that we could take our dog in. The views from the top of the motte and bailey castle were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CrosbyPrawny
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Crosby
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Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's worth spending half an hour to an hour here looking around, reading the boards and savouring the magnificent views, but other than that there isn't much to keep you here. It therefore become an expensive hour if there is a number of you, but...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great that we could take our dog in. The views from the top of the motte and bailey castle were stunning. Lots of steps up to the top but well worth it. Free car park and loos too.

Thank CrosbyPrawny
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to see the castle and the views from top was good but a bit disappointed that there was no boards telling what you as looking at as you walk round.To make matters worse I had left guide book it our holiday cottage. Will have...More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice stroll up to the castle which is maintained and managed by English Heritage. Good views around the area from up here, as always a lot of history to digest. That William the conqueror certainly got about. Thank you

Thank thecumbriantraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A perfect circular walk around the castle with Truffle, meeting friendly fellow dog walkers and listening to the steam train preparing for its first journey of the day to Whitby

Thank lucyhelliker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you ever need to explain a motte and bailey castle this is the one! Clear structures, obviously good views for defensive purposes and well maintained ruins. Good for an hour's visit.

Thank P J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle has its own free car park just a few yards from the entrance, although, as it holds less than 20 cars you may want to avoid busy weekends. Entry prices start at £4.90, which is £1 cheaper than Scarborough Castle. The Castle dates...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely site. Great view and really interesting castle. The staff on site are really helpful and great with the children- interesting site for adults and children

Thank ZWellington
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice castle to visit as there are enough ruins remaining to get a good idea of what it would have been like. There are also some great views from the top of the mound. A great castle for a short visit.

Thank 676Sarah676
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were incredibly impressed with the customer care. Our first contact was with a very friendly young lady when we arrived. At our departure we wanted to find a post box and were given excellent direction by a man she called "the boss" who gave...More

Thank honeysrascal
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anneandchibby
1 June 2015|
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Response from anneandchibby |
Thank you for the answer to my question , we are not PICKERING residents or ENGLISH HERITAGE members . So we must be full price . Thank you for your help , CHIBBY
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GPL66
17 February 2015|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go round in a wheelchair, but there are some restrictions, and dogs are allowed if kept on a lead.
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andieL212
25 December 2014|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
I have visited Pickering Castle many times, and have seen people with their dogs on the castle grounds, and always on a lead. So I am certain that it is allowed.
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