Standing proudly in the rugged North Yorkshire countryside for over 900 years, and once the childhood home of King Richard III, Middleham Castle has a lot of history for visitors to uncover. Even after eight centuries of exposure in the face of the harsh northern elements, the castle is still an imposing fixture on the North Yorkshire landscape, . Explore Middleham Castle for yourself with a cottage holiday in North Yorkshire; you, the kids and the dog will love conjuring up your own bloody version of the castle's murky past!
Open between 10am and 6pm seven days a week, you'll be content with your choice of daytrip destination when you arrive back at your North Yorkshire cottage after a trip to the romantic ruins of Middleham Castle. Visitors can look forward to a fascinating trip through the pages of history, starting in the informative exhibition which showcases some of more notable personalities from the Middleham Castle's long past. Uncover the rise and fall of Richard III and the truth behind the eminent Middleham Jewel, before climbing to the observation platform for a tremendous view of the surrounding landscape of Wensleydale.
Middleham Castle- A must see attraction on your Yorkshire
Middleham Castle is the ideal setting for a spot of picnicking, with its emerald lawns, attractive vistas and proximity to the famous Yorkshire cheese town of Wensleydale making for a delightful spot for a tasty outdoor feast. We have a handful of cosy North Yorkshire holiday cottages within cannon fire distance of Middleham Castle, so you can look forward to an entertaining day out at this magnificent Yorkshire ruin.