Pickering Castle, Pickering

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  • There is a quiet, unassuming route up a small road from Pickering village to get to the castle, but when you get there it is quite a spectacle. It's a compact motte & bailey castle with more structure...  more »
  • We went there in the evening but it was closed. We ended up walking around and had good time there. It was not far away from our hotel.  more »
  • 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...  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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