Middleham Castle

North Yorkshire, England

City/Town/Village: Middleham
District: Richmondshire
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2821, -1.80652
Postcode: DL8 4QG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, relive the Castle's illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners. Although roofless, extensive remains of the fortified palace still survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore. Why not visit nearby Richmond Castle and Barnard Castle for more action packed days out in the dales.
Adults: £4.20
Children: £2.10
Concessions: £3.60
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website

Middleham Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

(south side)

9/69 Middleham Castle


Ruined castle. C12, C13, C14 and C15. Ashlar and rubble. Large
rectangular keep of 1170s standing to its full height, divided to form Hall
and Great Chamber on the first floor, formerly with an external staircase
approach. Late C13 chapel annexe. Curtain wall of C12 and C13, with
irregularly-shaped angle towers, including a round tower on south-west known
as the Prince's Tower. C14 gatehouse to north-east with diagonal turrets,
and machicolations above the segmental-arched opening, and inside a single-
chamfered rib-vault. On 3 sides of curtain wall, living and service ranges
were added in the C14 and C15. From 1270 the castle belonged to the Nevill
family of Raby. Anne Nevill married Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later
Richard In, in 1470, and in 1473 their only child, Edward, was born in
Middleham Castle, according to tradition in the Prince's Tower. Later,
Nevill property reverted to the Crown. VCH, i, pp 251-5. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE1267087619

Information from British Listed Buildings

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