MIDDLEHAM CASTLE

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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.

Location/Address
Castle Hill
Middleham
County
North Yorkshire
Post Code
DL8 4QG
Main Historic Period
Medieval
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Tip/Nearby
On the edge of the small, attractive, town of Middleham, where they like their horse racing and there is at least one decent pub.
Primary Management
English Heritage

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