Best castles in Yorkshire Dales

Check out the top castles in Yorkshire Dales, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Skipton Castle
1. Skipton Castle
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26 local reviews
Skipton Castle, Skipton
Premise
Colin
Skipton is a lovely market town north of Haworth. Called "The Gateway To The Dales" it has many interesting…
Chris
Well preserved castle with some really interesting Civil-War era history. Hiring a narrowboat and navigating…
Elaine
There are not many complete castles in Yorkshire, There is a ruined one in Pontefract, but none other than…
1. Skipton Castle
1. Skipton Castle
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26 local reviews
Skipton Castle, Skipton
Colin
Colin
Skipton is a lovely market town north of Haworth. Called "The Gateway To The Dales" it has many interesting old buildings including a…
Chris
Chris
Well preserved castle with some really interesting Civil-War era history. Hiring a narrowboat and navigating the historic Leeds-Liverpool…
Elaine
Elaine
There are not many complete castles in Yorkshire, There is a ruined one in Pontefract, but none other than this. There is a lovely walk…
2. Skipton Castle
2. Skipton Castle
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11 local reviews
The Bailey, Skipton
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01756 792442
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Linda
Old market town, beautiful example of an old castle on the High St, many shops and restaurants and a weekly…
Yvonne
A great place to visit for a still inhabited family castle! Skipton is also a great place to wander through…
Gina
The famous Castle is 1000 years old. Very popular. An archeologist who studied the stone building of the…
2. Skipton Castle
2. Skipton Castle
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11 local reviews
The Bailey, Skipton
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01756 792442
Linda
Linda
Old market town, beautiful example of an old castle on the High St, many shops and restaurants and a weekly market. Some good restaurants…
Yvonne
Yvonne
A great place to visit for a still inhabited family castle! Skipton is also a great place to wander through the cobbled streets and covered…
Gina
Gina
The famous Castle is 1000 years old. Very popular. An archeologist who studied the stone building of the Healthy Home says we are the same…
3. Barnard Castle
3. Barnard Castle
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18 local reviews
Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle
LocalityPolitical
Joanna
Market town in Teesdale, County Durham. A 20 minute drive from Kirkby Stephen. Barnard Castle is accessible…
Stephanie
17 miles away. With its castle, the ancient butter cross and a steep high street full of antique shops, what…
Katy
Barnard Castle Barnard Castle is spectacularly set on a high rock above the River Tees, on the fringe of an…
3. Barnard Castle
3. Barnard Castle
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18 local reviews
Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle
Joanna
Joanna
Market town in Teesdale, County Durham. A 20 minute drive from Kirkby Stephen. Barnard Castle is accessible to the public. Also there are…
Stephanie
Stephanie
17 miles away. With its castle, the ancient butter cross and a steep high street full of antique shops, what better place to drive for lunch…
Katy
Katy
Barnard Castle Barnard Castle is spectacularly set on a high rock above the River Tees, on the fringe of an attractive market town Click…
4. Ripley Castle
4. Ripley Castle
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14 local reviews
Ripley Castle, Ripley
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01423 770152
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Rachael
A working castle, and a nice pub in the village too. Lovely grounds, and on the no. 36 bus route, which goes…
Youcef
Famous for its ice cream parlour and castle, this spot has to be a favourite for tourists on weekends in the…
Suzie
Beautiful Castle with walks and gorgeous gardens. Lots of activities for the children
4. Ripley Castle
4. Ripley Castle
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14 local reviews
Ripley Castle, Ripley
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01423 770152
Rachael
Rachael
A working castle, and a nice pub in the village too. Lovely grounds, and on the no. 36 bus route, which goes every 10 minutes.
Youcef
Youcef
Famous for its ice cream parlour and castle, this spot has to be a favourite for tourists on weekends in the day time.
Suzie
Suzie
Beautiful Castle with walks and gorgeous gardens. Lots of activities for the children
5. Skipton
5. Skipton
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17 local reviews
Skipton, Skipton
LocalityPolitical
Colin And Janet
Skipton has a great market Mon,Fri,Sat, it has a canal basin where you can go on a short trip on a boat,Bizzy…
Rachel And Simon
Skipton is a great place, an old medieval market town. It's got a great castle that's gone through many phases…
Ann
Local town which includes Skipton Castle, markets, Canal, shopping, swimming pool, supermarkets, restaurants,…
5. Skipton
5. Skipton
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17 local reviews
Skipton, Skipton
Colin And Janet
Colin And Janet
Skipton has a great market Mon,Fri,Sat, it has a canal basin where you can go on a short trip on a boat,Bizzy lizies fish and chip…
Rachel And Simon
Rachel And Simon
Skipton is a great place, an old medieval market town. It's got a great castle that's gone through many phases and it pretty much still…
Ann
Ann
Local town which includes Skipton Castle, markets, Canal, shopping, swimming pool, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and is the Gatway to the…
Alice
It is one of the most intact Norman castles., it also sits above the river swale , you can take a stroll…
Catherine
Walk along the banks of the river Swale below the 11th Century Castle. Picturesque, quaint market town and the…
Rebecca
25 minute drive away and an interesting little town to explore. The castle and The Station (cinema & arts…
Alice
Alice
It is one of the most intact Norman castles., it also sits above the river swale , you can take a stroll along the banks of the swale…
Catherine
Catherine
Walk along the banks of the river Swale below the 11th Century Castle. Picturesque, quaint market town and the first and original Richmond…
Rebecca
Rebecca
25 minute drive away and an interesting little town to explore. The castle and The Station (cinema & arts centre) are worth visiting.
7. Richmond Castle
7. Richmond Castle
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7 local reviews
Tower St, Richmond
Premise
Cherrie
With breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in…
Denis
With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the…
Wendy
Richmond Castle is in the centre of Richmond town overlooking the River Swale and Falls. Looking back at the…
7. Richmond Castle
7. Richmond Castle
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7 local reviews
Tower St, Richmond
Cherrie
Cherrie
With breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Learn about the castle…
Denis
Denis
With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in…
Wendy
Wendy
Richmond Castle is in the centre of Richmond town overlooking the River Swale and Falls. Looking back at the castle from the banks of The…
8. Bolton Castle
8. Bolton Castle
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6 local reviews
Bolton Castle, North Leyburn
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01969 623981
Bus stationTransit stationEstablishment
Paul
A medieval castle with a wealth of history. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned there and it has been in the…
Cherrie
A stunning, well preserved, medieval castle in Wensleydale, with lots of activities including falconry…
Anna
Fantastic historic castle, open to the public, with falconry displays etc during certain times/holidays.
8. Bolton Castle
8. Bolton Castle
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6 local reviews
Bolton Castle, North Leyburn
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01969 623981
Paul
Paul
A medieval castle with a wealth of history. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned there and it has been in the same family for several…
Cherrie
Cherrie
A stunning, well preserved, medieval castle in Wensleydale, with lots of activities including falconry displays and archery www.boltoncastle…
Anna
Anna
Fantastic historic castle, open to the public, with falconry displays etc during certain times/holidays.
9. Skipton Woods
9. Skipton Woods
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7 local reviews
Skipton Woods
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Paul
A beautiful walk in the shadow of the Castle through broadleaf woodlands managed by the Woodland Trust. Over…
Kay
A lovely stroll at any time of year. Walk along the towpath of Springs canal for fantastic views of Skipton…
Pat
Just behind the castle and a lovely stroll along the stream to a pond, little waterfall and so near my house…
9. Skipton Woods
9. Skipton Woods
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7 local reviews
Skipton Woods
Paul
Paul
A beautiful walk in the shadow of the Castle through broadleaf woodlands managed by the Woodland Trust. Over 160 flowering plants, trees and…
Kay
Kay
A lovely stroll at any time of year. Walk along the towpath of Springs canal for fantastic views of Skipton Castle the head into the woods…
Pat
Pat
Just behind the castle and a lovely stroll along the stream to a pond, little waterfall and so near my house. Walk early morning to see deer…
10. The Bowes Museum
10. The Bowes Museum
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25 local reviews
Newgate
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1833 690606
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Kate
A French chateau tucked away in Barnard Castle. Beautiful grounds, interesting exhibitions, and of course a…
Duncan
Stunning French Chateau on the edge of Barnard Castle. Look out for exhibitions.
Thelma
This is Barnard Castles number one must see attraction on Tripadvisor.
10. The Bowes Museum
10. The Bowes Museum
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25 local reviews
Newgate
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1833 690606
Kate
Kate
A French chateau tucked away in Barnard Castle. Beautiful grounds, interesting exhibitions, and of course a tea room and gift shop.
Duncan
Duncan
Stunning French Chateau on the edge of Barnard Castle. Look out for exhibitions.
Thelma
Thelma
This is Barnard Castles number one must see attraction on Tripadvisor.
11. Richmond
11. Richmond
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6 local reviews
Richmond, Richmond
LocalityPolitical
Juliet
Stone built market town with a huge castle set above the river Swale, cobbled streets and a vast market…
Helen
Fantastic Norman castle and beautiful market place with many great restaurants and pubs.
Juliet
Great castle and market town.
11. Richmond
11. Richmond
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6 local reviews
Richmond, Richmond
Juliet
Juliet
Stone built market town with a huge castle set above the river Swale, cobbled streets and a vast market square, well worth a visit.
Helen
Helen
Fantastic Norman castle and beautiful market place with many great restaurants and pubs.
Juliet
Juliet
Great castle and market town.
Wendy
Once the home of Richard III Midleham Castle site in the middle of Middleham -also well known for its many…
Paul
Another of Richard III's castles in the North Riding of Yorkshire. In a lovely town with many pubs and places…
Sam
You can see the ruins of a famous castle where the King of England once lived.
Wendy
Wendy
Once the home of Richard III Midleham Castle site in the middle of Middleham -also well known for its many racing stables which train on…
Paul
Paul
Another of Richard III's castles in the North Riding of Yorkshire. In a lovely town with many pubs and places to eat.
Sam
Sam
You can see the ruins of a famous castle where the King of England once lived.