Pickering Castle, Pickering

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Great castle for an interesting walk in Pickering. Fairly short steep walk up from railway or fairly small car park. Exhibition in the chapel and lots of interesting ruins. There are quite a few steps. True to English Heritage standards its beautifully maintained with friendly, helpful staff. Hot and cold drinks available from gift shop and plenty of thoughtfully positioned benches for picnics.
  • On walking towards the entrance you can see the ruins but even then it looks stunning. You can walk around it takes about 20/25 mins but when you stand at the top and take in the views it is absolutely beautiful the weather was lovely so the views were clear and just to imagine what the scenery was like before modern life took over
  • Nice place to visit. Good views from the top. Car park is very small. Gift shop is good. Short walk into Pickering.
  • Nice castle/ruins. Great view of Pickering. Lovely staff member in the booth although she did push the gift aid thing which although I would've paid, is a lttle annoying. Not loads to see but good for an hour or so.
  • Interesting historical site, lovely town centre nearby. My advice is to plan a walk in the area ending at, or taking in, the castle otherwise the visit may be a little brief.

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