Pickering Castle

Group visits to Pickering Castle

Set in the attractive Moors-edge market town of Pickering; discover how this splendid 13th century castle was used throughout the centuries. The Castle has a colourful history, having been used as a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings. Coach drop-off is available on site and parking is available a short distance away.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: Free parking for 2 coaches, 50 metres from site entrance.
  • Catering: No catering on site.
  • Exhibition: There is an exhibition situated within the chapel.
  • Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Address: Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AX

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (group bookings team)

Telephone: Pickering Castle: 01751 474989 (general enquiries only)

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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