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Pickering Castle

Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX, UK

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle was a motte-and-bailey castle built by the Normans as part of the suppression of Northern England.  It was erected on a hilltop site overlooking Pickering Brook, on the main route between Helmsley and Scarborough on the coast. It was used by a succession of medieval Kings as a hunting lodge and holiday home. By the time of the Civil War, its military purpose had long been abandoned, and most of the castle was left to decay.


Attractions near Pickering Castle

Beck Isle Museum0.44km from Pickering Castle

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life is a social history museum in Pickering, North Yorkshire, England. The museum features period business displays including the shops of a barber, blacksmith, chemist, cobbler, cooper, printer, gentleman's draper, dairy and hardware store. There is also a Victorian-era pub and parlour, and a historic costume gallery.

Flamingo Land Resort5.33km from Pickering Castle

Flamingo Land is a theme park, zoo, and resort located in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, England, set in 375 acres of picturesque North Yorkshire countryside, Flamingo Land Resort creates a truly unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. It has Yorkshire’s favourite Zoo, plus a fully featured Resort Village, this unique destination provides great days out, fantastic short-breaks and truly memorable holidays!

Hole of Horcum9.89km from Pickering Castle

The Hole of Horcum is a section of the valley of the Levisham Beck, upstream of Levisham and Lockton, in the Tabular Hills of the North York Moors National Park in northern England. The Hole was created by a process called spring-sapping, where water welling up from the hillside gradually undermined the slopes above, eating the rocks away grain by grain.

Ryedale Folk Museum10.82km from Pickering Castle

Ryedale Folk Museum is an open-air Museum with historic buildings. There are a variety of floor and ground surfaces, some of which are uneven by nature. It features a wealth of historic buildings, big and small, that were saved from demolition and re-erected here.

Scampston Walled Garden10.93km from Pickering Castle

Scampston Hall is one of the finest regency country houses in North Yorkshire and contains many fine works of art, furniture, and porcelain. The hall features in two storeys of stuccoed orange-red brick with a slate roof and stuccoed brick chimney stacks. The frontage has seven bays, the central three of which are bowed. Its Walled Garden has an exciting and unashamedly modern feel to and complements the adjacent 18th-century 'Capability' Brown parkland.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum11.01km from Pickering Castle

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum is a large Second World War-related museum near Malton in North Yorkshire in England.It occupies a former Second World War prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts. After the prisoners left, the camp was used for storage and then abandoned. Its grounds then became overgrown. As the museum was being set up, much clearing, as well as repair and renovation of the buildings, was required.

Where is Pickering Castle

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.