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Review of Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle
Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Pickering
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Loved everything. We love ruins and Ellie thinks she is the princess in the castle. The shop had a good selection of swords and helmets. Ellie really thought she was in King Arthurs day.

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"english heritage"
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"outer walls"
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"small chapel"
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"worth a visit"
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"information boards"
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"nice walk"
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"the guidebook"
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"views are amazing"
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"car park"
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"ticket office"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Although I have visited Pickering before, this was my first visit to the castle for many years, and was not dissapointed, well worth the walk up castle street. Like most castles, it is mainly a ruined site, but enough still remains to imagine what it must have been like in its heyday. There are some lovely views of the surrounding countryside, especially from the top of the motte. The only part of the castle still intact is the chapel, which later became a court dealing in local crimes and justice. There are various information panels around the site telling what that part of the castle was used for, with an artist's impression of what it would have looked like. There are a few tables and chairs situated in the grounds for people to have their own packed lunches. Due to the nature of the site, there is some limited wheelchair access (as in other similar sites). There is a well stocked gift shop, selling various souveniers, some of it aimed at families with children. There are toilet/wheelchair facilites in the car-park located just outside the castle entrance. There is a fee to enter the castle, but free for English Heritage members, any fee paid is refunded if you join EH at the time. Given the nice weather, an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is a nice location in a lovely town but not much to do for the kids. Even though it is fairly cheap and worth a walk around it is a little boring for kids. The grass could also do with a cut.

1  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I love ruined castles. This is a ruined castle! Great views from the top. Lovely English Heritage staff on duty.

1  Thank Rachel R
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

As an English heritage member worth a visit not sure it's with paying the fee. It is largely a ruin apiary from the chapel but you do get some great views. You need to really like ruined castles to visit

1  Thank leedsutdskin
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