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Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
+44 1751 474989
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A good castle for those who like ruins

Well preserved motte and bailey, but most of walls are ruins. Good for a stroll round and would be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
visit to castle 40s weekend

excellent venue for 1940s battle scenario,plenty to see in the castle grounds could do with a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
+44 1751 474989
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Reviewed yesterday

Well preserved motte and bailey, but most of walls are ruins. Good for a stroll round and would be great for a picnic in nice weather. Our family like ruined castles, but this one would not be on our top 5 which would be middleham,...More

Thank mattyandco
Reviewed 3 days ago

excellent venue for 1940s battle scenario,plenty to see in the castle grounds could do with a few more boards to tell people was a particular item was ,

Thank maltyas
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the castle for the wartime weekend were met by friendly staff and were treat to a mock battle put on by re enactors a first class attraction and well worth a visit

Thank pua1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here while on holiday in Pickering. We enjoyed exploring the grounds and reading the information boards. Interesting place, and the views of the surrounding countryside are very good from the towers. As we are members of English Heritage we did not have to pay.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a bright Saturday morning in Pickering, we decided to visit Pickering Castle before travelling home to Newcastle. As members of English Heritage, it was an opportunity to use our cards. The physical remains of the castle are marked along the way with signs. I...More

Thank madnannyg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet and secluded place, impressive central Motte, bigger area than it looks from outside. Free parking and toilets

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised at how much of the castle is still there, more than we had been led to believe. We enjoyed climbing to the top, the views over the site and country side looked good in the sun shine. As members of English Heritage...More

Thank daventrygirl656
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly this was closed when I visited and although open later, we couldn't return so only had the chance to walk the grounds and what remains of the moat. Striking building from the exterior and a commanding position over the surrounding town. Some lovely old...More

Thank Trudledoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fairly basic ruin of a castle with a charge to enter. You can only walk around ruined walls, nothing special to see.

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really did not think much of this castle. Signs were poorly cared for. Nothing much to see. The tower you can go in was filthy and stank of pigeon poo. Worse looked after English Heritage site we have visited. However I will especially mention...More

Thank Cookster_11
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31 May 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
16 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.
24 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.