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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