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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Middleham on a summer Sunday afternoon. Parked in the nearby village centre but was lucky to get a space.

The castle is a short walk away. The welcome was warm from the lady who was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the castle. We bought a guide book as they are quite an interesting read and useful for historical fact but also had a point of reference during the visit. It looked like there were some activities for younger children outside the well stocked shop too.

There is enough of the castle to enjoy great views, take some nice photos and imagine what it would have been like. It’s also a nice peaceful place to have a picnic or ice cream and relax.

It’s a shame that one of the staircases is out of use at the moment. There are a few information boards which are informative around the castle but I wonder whether an audio tour like the one at the similarly sized Ashby castle could really enhance the visit.

Date of experience: August 2021
Thank bensT9107YL
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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

One of many castles in the area. This one is ruined but has many walls left, so you can see what it would have been like.
Although there are information book ahead.

Date of experience: September 2020
Thank 615anitah
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Very professional and friendly lady at the entrance. The £7.50 entrance fee is in my opinion expensive, considering you also need to purchase a guide book due to their being little information around the castle.
The previous day we visited Bolton castle for the same ticket price, which included a basic information sheet with endless interesting information boards at every section of the visit, plus a falconry and archery display, beautiful gardens included in the price and a great little cafe.
Middleham castle is fine for what it is, but a £4.00 max entrance fee would be more appropriate.

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

I have been visiting Middleham for 40 years and never tire of it’s beauty.
Used to stay in West end cottage and recently at the Priory guesthouse to se the stunning view of the castle. Steeped in history and is a beautiful backdrop for the race horses walking up to Middleham moor to the gallops.
Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Pre-booking required in the current climate. An amazing castle to visit, steeped in royal history. Spent a good couple of hours walking around, taking photographs and checking out the locations based on the map and descriptions within the very reasonably priced (£4) guide book. A small, but perfectly formed gift shop contains some lovely memorabilia and is staffed by a very welcoming and knowledgeable lady. Very much enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: July 2021
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