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MIDDLEHAM CASTLE

MIDDLEHAM CASTLE

The magnificent ruins of this once mighty fortress of the powerful Neville family, where Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III, spent part of his childhood. Richard subsequently owned the castle when he married Anne Neville; their son was born and, sadly, died in it. You can imagine the hooves galloping over the non-existent drawbridge and the views from the top of the keep are amazing. There's a small exhibition, which includes a replica of the stunning Middleham Jewel, a 15th century pendant found nearby.

Castle Hill
Middleham
North Yorkshire
DL8 4QG
Medieval
Middleham Caste - home of kingmaker and king
On the edge of the small, attractive, town of Middleham, where they like their horse racing and there is at least one decent pub.
English Heritage