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Castles in Yorkshire

Wressle Castle
Castle Farm, Wressle
This castle is situated on a working farm which is owned by the Falkingham family, there is no public access to the castle. However you can view it either from the road in the village or from the floodbank on the river Derwent which can be reached by parking near the church.
Cliffords Tower
Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. Today the tower is just a shell, but you can climb to the top for a good view of York.
Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Town Centre Tel 01439 770442
Discover this atmospheric 12th century ruin close to the market square in the picturesque town of Helmsley. Imagine trying to breach the formidable double earthworks.
Skipton Castle
Skipton BD23 1AQ 01756 792442
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.
Richmond Castle
Tower Street, Richmond, DL10 4QW Dramatically sited at the top of a high cliff overlooking the River Swale. The castle uniquely contains two types of keep, Scolland's Hall, an early French style 11th century keep, and the much taller, 12th century tower keep that still dominates the castle.The castle never saw military action and was in a fairly ruinous state by the beginning of the 16th century. It received repairs in the 19th century when it became the home of the North York Militia, and was still in use by the military during the First and Second World Wars.
Middleham Castle
Castle Hill, Middleham,Leyburn DL8 4QR
The earthworks from an 11th century motte-and-bailey castle can be seen on the high ground to the southwest of the present castle. The keep is one of the largest in England and would have provided palatial accommodation for its time.

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