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Set in the attractive Moors-edge market town of Pickering; discover how this splendid 13th century castle was used throughout the centuries. This tourist attraction in the heart of the North York Moors National Park has been a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings.
Why not also visit Whitby Abbey or nearby Helmsley Castle after visiting Pickering Castle, a perfect way to spend a family day out in Yorkshire.
The exhibition in the chapel
Extensive views of North Yorkshire countryside
The keep, known as the King's room
You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free. Your booking is for the site only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.