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  Middleham Castle
by Sjalen
  • Middleham Castle - Middleham
      Middleham Castle
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  • The keep - Middleham
      The keep
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Richard III's favourite castle since this is where he grew up. All noble boys were sent to relatives to be introduced to knighthood and Richard was sent to his uncle Warwick the Kingmaker. Here Richard also met his cousin Anne whom later became his wife. The castle is in the middle of Yorkshire but because Richard grew up here he loved it and much prefered his many northern castles to London. Today, the castle is in ruins since the stone has been used to build the village but you can see the layout very well and climb the keep for a good view. Earlier on, the guards closed for lunch and I had to climb my way out over a gate and into a field but that was part of the experience. There are many more castle pictures in the travelogue below as they were too many to add here.

Address: You can't miss it!
othercontact: http://www.dales-castles.org.uk/
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/filestore/visitsevents/asp/Visits/Details.asp?Property_Id=375

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2006
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