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Castles

Castles

Middleham Castle, Middleham

Best known as the childhood residence and favourite home of Richard III, Middleham Castle sets an imposing scene across the Dales.

Richmond Castle, Richmond

Built in the late eleventh century, Richmond Castle was one of the first stone built fortifications raised by the Normans. The ill-fated Drummer Boy was sent to explore underground passages between here and Easby Abbey, never to be seen again.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is, at over 900 years old, one of the most complete and best preserved castles in England. 

Bolton Castle near Leyburn

Bolton Castle is an imposing sight in Wensleydale – with a fantastic tearoom, beautiful gardens, falconry and all manner of events through the summer. Famously Mary, Queen Of Scots was held here. 

Helmsley Castle

Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Rye, Helmsley Castle is a must visit when in the area. There is a manse house with exhibitions within the grounds and romantic ruined castle walls to explore

Knaresborough Castle

Set high above the beautiful Nidd River, Knaresborough Castle has plenty to explore and stunning views over the Nidd Gorge.