Castles monuments in Yorkshire Dales
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Yorkshire Dales

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Yorkshire Dales...

Yorkshire Dales Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Allerton Castle

Nr. Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01423 330927

The most important Gothic Revival stately home in England. Ancestral home of Lords Mowbray (1283), Segrave (1283) and Stourton (1448), the premier baron of England. Owned in 18th century by Prince Frederick, Duke of York, brother to King George IV.

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Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01423 556188

14th-century remains situated high above the River Nidd with picturesque views of the town and river. Tours include the unique underground Sallyport, access to the Keep and the Courthouse Museum which tells the history of the town and houses a rare Tudor Courtroom.

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Ripley Castle

Nr. Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01423 770152

Home for over 600 years to the Ingilby's, who themselves have an extremely colourful history. Guided tours show items collected over the centuries from Civil War armour to Venetian chandeliers. The castle is set amongst deer park, lakes and walled gardens created by 'Capability' Brown. The gardens contain the National Hyacinth Collection and the Tropical Plant Collection, which contains some very unusual specimen plants. Tea room. Guided tours.

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Spofforth Castle

Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Tel: 0191 261 1585

The ruins date from 1067 and are owned by English Heritage. Open daily.

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Devil's Arrows


These rough-hewn millstone grit pillars known as the Devil's Arrows were placed in the Bronze Age in a row on a north-south axis in a field immediately on the western edge of Boroughbridge. They are 18ft, 22ft and 22ft 6in tall, the last of these being taller than anything at Stonehenge

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St Robert's Cave

Abbey Road, Knaresborough

The remains of St Robert's Cave and Chapel in Knaresborough are a rare survival of a medieval heritage. The entire site is cut out of the magnesium limestone bedrock and consists of the cave itself cut into the face of the cliff, a domestic area outside the cave entrance and a small chapel area which contains the grave and altar

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Mother Shipton's Cave & Petrifying Well

Tel: 01423 864600

England's Oldest Attraction" with Mother Shipton's Cave, legendary birthplace of Knaresborough's famous 15th-century prophetess. Porous objects turn into stone with amazing speed at the Petrifying Well. Wishing well, museum, adventure playground, gift shop, tea room

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Middleham Castle

Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4RJ
Tel: 01969 623899     E-mail:

The largest keep in England and the favourite home of Richard III, with events held throughout the summer.

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Richmond Castle

Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QW
Tel: 01748 822493      E-mail:

Interactive exhibition, peaceful gardens and action packed events tell the story of Richmond Castle, originally built by the Normans with ties to the legends of Robin Hood and King Arthur.

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Skipton Castle

Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW
Tel: 01756 792442      E-mail:

Explore the ancient - over 900 year old - fortress from the dungeon to the watchtower. The King's last stronghold during the War of the Roses, where its active service ended after a three year siege!

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