Castles in North Yorkshire

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 7 beautiful castles to choose from in North Yorkshire. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 7 castles in North Yorkshire

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    1

    The Market Placeat Helmsley

    Bike Touring Highlight

    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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    2

    Whitby Abbey

    Hiking Highlight

    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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    Dan
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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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    Dan
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    Skipton Castle

    Road Cycling Highlight

    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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    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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    Dan
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    Mount Grace Priory

    Hiking Highlight

    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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    7

    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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