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Middleham Castle
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Middleham Castle Middleham Castle is a formidable Norman stone quadrangular fortress and the successor to William's Hill. Founded by Robert fitz Ranulph, the massive rectangular 12th century hall-keep, was originally encased by a low concentric curtain wall and a wide ditch. To the east, are traces of a large outer bailey, which now supports farm buildings and to the north, a wet ditch gives the layout of a 14th century bailey. In the 15th century, the Neville family and then Richard, duke of Gloucester, founded the palatial fortress, by raising the curtain wall and flanking towers and building an impressive range of lodgings around three sides of the courtyard. 5 miles south-west is Round Hill, Carlton and 7 miles north-east is Bolton Castle.

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Middleham Castle is located in the town centre, off Canaan Lane. 18 miles north-west of Ripon, on the A6108.

The site is owned by English Heritage and is open daily, April to September 10:00-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday October to March 10:00-4:00pm, check website for details.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for castle pictures Middleham Castle Picture 1Middleham Castle Picture 2Middleham Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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