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Pickering Castle

Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
+44 1751 474989
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Pickering's hidden gem

As pass holders we have been here a number of times. It always how quiet it is compared to other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James H
via mobile
Enjoyable Visit

This was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. Visited on a crisp, sunny autumn day... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Katherine A
Christchurch, Dorset
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Castle Road, Pickering YO18 7BA, England
+44 1751 474989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As pass holders we have been here a number of times. It always how quiet it is compared to other attractions in the town. Even without a pass it is cheap. The castle is reasonably preserved and offers a fantastic place for children to run...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. Visited on a crisp, sunny autumn day and the views from the castle were fantastic. It is worth purchasing a £3 guide book to put everything into perspective and to help you imagine...More

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 19 October 2017

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 18 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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 29 September 2017

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
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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
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.
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.