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Middleham Castle

| Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ, England
+44 1969 623899
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| Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning and well looked after. Very pleasant staff. Quite a lot of information in the little shop which is fascinating. The views from the top are amazing, just be careful if it's windy or raining. Definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Annaliese N H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pleasant Castle. The only fault would be more information on the areas in the Castle .For example what it look like in its original form as in signs rather than the tour guide book. Worth a nose though.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Loved it! No cheesy tourist traps, no silly wax figures....just a once magnificent castle to explore. The lady working the ticket counter was wonderful. This is what I expect from a castle ruin.

Thank Rio725
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

As English Heritage members our admission was free. The lady on the desk was really friendly and helpful. We purchased a guide book which had useful plans although the information cards are clear and well placed. There are excellent views of the local area from...More

Thank vickyham
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I didn't visit here for the historical importance of the castle ,I was however here to take some atmospheric(hopefully) images of the ruins.From that point of view ots a great place to get some stunning photographs.

Thank pfc302
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Attended the Middleham Festival for the first time and wasn't disappointed.' Richard III' and his Queen where present and mist entertaining . Brilliant plave to visit in the heart of North Yorkshire

Thank Roxykit
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Middleham castle springs up from out of the town streets. It's ruins are impressive for those like us who have read about the mysteries of Richard III. There is a sad and poignant atmosphere in Middleham that sets it apart from more complete monuments like...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The dread, visiting any ruined site, is that attempts will have been made to rebuild or speculate in stone. This is certainly not the case here, at this large and impressive ruined castle with Royal connections, in this case, Richard the Third. English Heritage look...More

1  Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This really is a stunning building which has been well preserved by English Heritage. The scale of it cannot be gauged from the market place in Middleham - this is a significant monument with a great vantage point across the Dales. One word of caution...More

1  Thank Malcolm K
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I really enjoyed walking round this castle, the views are wonderful! The tiny little town is beautiful and full of horse riders. Would definitely recommend on route to or from forbidden corner :)

1  Thank slater0121
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Diane S
17 March 2017|
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Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
Weekends only until April like most English Heritage properties.
29 December 2016|
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Response from ava712 | Reviewed this property |
Middleham Castle is open each weekend (10 am to 4 pm) until the end of march 2017. After which it is open seven days a week (10am to 6pm) until early October. Early October to early November it is open from 10 am to 5... More
17 August 2016|
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Response from STUART W | Reviewed this property |
I take mine to every English Heritage site no one says a word