Did you know that Pickering had its very own castle? Pickering castle is situated just a 10 minute walk from Hungate Cottages. It is now own by English Heritage but is well worth a walk around.

We are also very lucky to have two other castles a short drive from Pickering. Scarborough Castle is an impressive site built on the cliff overlooking the North and South Bays. Helmsley’s Castle (pictured above) dates back to the period after the Norman Conquest.

If you fancy visiting all 3 castles in one day why not hop on the 128 bus which provides an hourly service from Helmsley to Scarborough and Scarborough to Helmsley passing through many villages along the A170.

Summer 2020 Update:

Pickering Castle and Scarborough Castle will be open from July 4th, 2020 – pre-book your tickets on the English Heritage website. If you are an English Heritage member, you will not need to pay, but you still must pre-book your visit.

Helmsley Castle will be open from August 2020.  As above, once open you will need to pre-book your tickets on the English Heritage website.