Middleham Castle - English Heritage

Middleham Castle - English Heritage
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 4QG
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/middleham-castle/

Telephone

01969 623899

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Middleham Castle keep
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The childhood and favourite home of Richard III, Middleham Castle was a fortress of the mighty Neville family, Earls of Westmoreland and of Warwick. Around the massive 12th-century keep, they progressively constructed three ranges of luxurious chambers and lodgings, turning the castle into a fortified palace by the mid-15th century. Though roofless, many of these buildings survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore. An exhibition about notable personalities from the castle's past includes a replica of the beautiful Middleham Jewel, a 15th-century pendant decorated with a large sapphire found near the castle.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-6pm daily / 1 Oct-31 Mar 10am-4pm Sat-Wed / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges

4.30/3.90/2.60

Discounts

  • English Heritage
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Richard III Royal Progress

  • 9 — 10 August 2014 11am-5pm

As part of a series of English Heritage events dedicated to the controversial king, Richard III and his Queen will be visiting his childhood home, Middleham Castle. Visitors will be able to meet the king before taking in demonstrations of courtly pursuits, dance and music.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by contacting the site directly or visiting in person.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

King Richard on Film

  • 23 — 24 August 2014 From 8:30pm

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view a rare, surviving 24 minute silent film of the celebrated British stage production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Starring classical actor Frank Benson, this film will be projected onto a large screen within the walls of the childhood home of Richard III and voiced by a cast of actors. Experts from English Heritage and York University will also give you more information about the film and the site.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

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