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A selection of some of the more significant castles within day trip distance of any of our cottages. This list is by no means exhaustive.

© English Heritage

Pickering Castle

Raised shortly after the Norman Conquest, Pickering was an early motte and bailey castle. A simple, timber construction built on top of a grassy mound, surrounded by earthen banks and ditches. The remains of the stone buildings now sitting on top of the mound, and scattered around the inner bailey, date from the 13th century, and the curtain wall with its three towers date from the reign of Edward II.

© John Potter

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle has towered over the picturesque market town for over 900 years. Originally a Medieval Castle, a Tudor mansion was added in the 1600s, before Cromwells men, in a show of power, blew up the great keep, slicing it in half and leaving the dismembered remains to look down on the town as a permanent reminder.

© English Heritage

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is situated on an almost triangular headland that rises 300ft above the sea. There is evidence of Iron Age settlements and the remains of a Roman signal station on the site.

 

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We have just returned from a weeks stay in Maybeck cottage in Pickering, the cottage is lovely, everything you could wish for is provided.The cottage is very spacious and outside is a lovely seating area, private parking is a bonus as you are only a short walk from the centre of Pickering.There are plenty of places to eat and drink and you are a short walk from the Steam Railway.You are greeted on arrival and given all the information you need, everyone who works there are very kind and friendly we will be returning before long Thank you very much…

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