Visit to Middleham Castle on June 15th

As a follow-up to our latest short course, Six Yorkshire Castles, Robert Wright will be leading a visit to Middleham Castle on Saturday June 15th. Everyone who attended the course is welcome to come along – your course fee included the price of this visit. Anyone who only attended an odd session and anyone else who is interested will also be welcome, for a small charge of £5.00 per head (please let Margaret Atherden know in advance via the PLACE Office).

Middleham Castle

  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 central keep, they progressively constructed three ranges of luxurious chambers and lodgings, turning the Castle into a fortified palace by the mid-15th century.

We will be meeting at 1.00pm outside the main entrance to the site.  Our visit will probably last about two hours.  The entrance charges for those who are not members of English Heritage are £4.20 for adults and £3.60 for concessions.  Dogs are welcome. There is no car park at the site, but there is usually ample free parking in Middleham itself.  Toilets are situated in the town, approximately 200 yards from the castle entrance.
Getting to Middleham: Leave the A1 at the Ripon A61 exit.  Follow directions to Masham A6055 (B6267).  Drive over the bridge as you go into Masham and then follow signs to Middleham and Leyburn A6108.
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