Middleham Castle

Address: Middleham Castle, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4QG
Phone: 01969 623899
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk​

Discovering Middleham Castle: A Historical Gem in North Yorkshire

Middleham Castle, situated in the quaint village of Middleham in North Yorkshire, is an impressive medieval ruin with a rich history.

Known as the childhood home of Richard III, this castle offers a glimpse into the past with its extensive remains of the fortified palace, which includes the keep, walls, and gatehouse.

Visitors can enjoy stunning views of Wensleydale from the castle's viewing platform and explore the grounds that once hosted knights and royalty!


The admission prices for Middleham Castle are as follows:

  • Adults: £8.50
  • Concessions (students, seniors): £7.70
  • Children (aged 5-17): £5.10
  • Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children): £22.10
  • English Heritage Members: Free

Booking online in advance can save you up to 15% on ticket prices​.

Features/Things To Do

Middleham Castle offers various activities and attractions:

  • Explore the Ruins: Walk through the remains of the keep and the fortified walls.
  • Viewing Platform: Enjoy panoramic views of Wensleydale from the castle’s elevated platform.
  • Historical Displays: Learn about the castle's history and its significance during the Wars of the Roses.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: Engage in activities and trails designed for children, making history fun and interactive.
  • Picnicking: Relax in the castle grounds and enjoy a picnic in a historic setting​​.

Middleham Castle On The Map


Middleham Castle is accessible by car and public transport:

By Car:

  • Address: Castle Hill, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4QG. There is parking available in the village.

By Public Transport:

  • Bus: Regular bus services run to Middleham from nearby towns such as Leyburn and Richmond.
  • Train: The nearest railway stations are in Northallerton and Darlington, from where you can take a bus or taxi to Middleham​.

A visit to Middleham Castle offers a fascinating journey through England's medieval history. Plan your visit today to explore the ruins and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Yorkshire Dales!

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