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Castles in Yorkshire And The Humber

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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 15 beautiful castles to choose from in Yorkshire And The Humber. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 15 castles in Yorkshire And The Humber

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    Castle Howard

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    Castle Howard is a magnificent stately home that was built in 1699 by architect John Vanbrugh. The Baroque building has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. …

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    Skipton Castle

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    My first visit after cycling by numerous times.
    Skipton Castle is a medieval castle in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1090 by Robert de Romille, a Norman …

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    Bolton Castle

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    Beautiful medieval castle with what I'd call the best views in the Dales! Dating back to 14th century and built by Richard le Scrope, the then Lord Chancellor of England, …

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    The Market Placeat Helmsley

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    Lovely little Town, with lots of quaint shops to browse round, if you have time.
    There is wide range of places to eat, ranging from Cafes to Pubs & Hotels. …

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    Richmond Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing proudly on a tall rocky outcrop above the River Swale, Richmond Castle is one of the greatest, and oldest, Norman fortresses in Britain. The castle was constructed from 1071 …

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    Whitby Abbey

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    Perched high on a cliff, with wild sea winds blowing, it is easy to see why the spooky remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. These days, …

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    Harewood Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Can only be reached by the footpath that leads from Bondgate.
    Ordnance Survey and other maps may show other tracks leading to it, but they have been closed off!

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    Helmsley Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    If you are in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, it is well worth a visit to this historic castle. Boasting more than 900 years of history, you can learn …

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    Scarborough Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Scarborough Castle is a medieval fortress in a stunning location. The site of the castle affords wonderful panoramic views over the landscape. The buildings you can explore are recent additions …

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    Ripley Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Ripley Castle is a 14th-century country house set within beautiful gardens and parkland. The castle is built from coursed squared gritstone and is Grade I-listed. There is a deer park within the grounds, too.

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    Pontefract Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Unfortunately, only ruins can be seen of the castle, which used to be one of the most important castles in Yorkshire.
    Currently, a large visitor center is being built where …

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    Mount Grace Priory

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    Mount Grace Priory is the best-preserved Carthusian monastery in England. In the Middle Ages, monks lived hermit lives in one of Mount Grace’s 25 individual cells, each with a private …

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    Wentworth Castle

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    Built in 1708, Wentworth Castle is a grade-1 listed country house which was once home to the Earls of Strafford. The beautiful estate and gardens even features a sham folly …

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    Barden Tower

    Hiking Highlight

    Built by Henry Clifford in the late 15th century, Barden Tower was one of six hunting lodges used by the Clifford family. Under the instruction of Lady Anne, the tower …

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    Whorlton Castle

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    This is just off NCN 65. A bit of a climb but lovely views. The road carries on but does not connect with the village of Faceby so you must return back to Swainby but its downhill

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