Castles and Historic Buildings in Yorkshire

Castle Bolton in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Castle Bolton

Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle has over 300 year sof history and stunning coastal views. This castle has seen action in some of Englands most defining battles.

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract castle is a place of family-friendly adventure, with wide open spaces to play and fascinating ruins to investigate. Discover the stories of the castle in the History of Pontefract Castle displays.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of the finest stately homes in Yorkshire, the house and extensive grounds are open to the public throughout most of the year.

Viw ver Richmond of the Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle celebrates 950 years of history in 2021, With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain.

Ripley Castle and Gardens

Ripley Castle & Gardens

Ripley Castle is set in beautiful gardens with a tranquil lake and deer park. The castle is approximately 3 miles outside of Harrogate close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Conisborough Castle near Doncaster

Conisborough Castle

The magnificent cylindrical keep is one the outstanding features of the dramatic Conisborough Castle, near Doncaster. The castle was built afetr the Norman conquest of 1066.

Middleham Castle, Yorkshire Dales

Middleham Castle

Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.Although roofless, extensive remains of the fortified palace still survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore.

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Set in the attractive Moors-edge market town of Pickering; discover how this splendid 13th century castle was used throughout the centuries. This tourist attraction in the heart of the North York Moors National Park has been a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, a must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. Discover how the castle evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.

Ruins of Sandal Castle near Wakefield

Sandal Castle

The romantic ruins of this medieval castle stand in a commanding position overlooking the Yorkshire countryside. The castle is famous for the Battle of Wakefield fought nearby in 1460. Sandal Castle site is open to the public all year round and parking is free. Visitors can walk around the site and see superb views of the Calder Valley.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle has over 300 year sof history and stunning coastal views. This castle has seen action in some of Englands most defining battles.

Boston Castle

Bolton Castle and Park

The Castle is a square, two storey building, standing on one of the highest points in Rotherham. Boston Castle was a hunting lodge built by the Earl of Effingham in 1775. It acquired the name Boston Castle to commemorate the Boston Tea Party. Boston Castle is now a small visitor attraction with historical information

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of the finest stately homes in Yorkshire, the house and extensive grounds are open to the public throughout most of the year.