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).
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.