On our recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales, we visited the ruins of Middleham Castle, which was the childhood home of Richard III.
Built in 1190, the castle is still an impressive site and the dog had an absolutely amazing time playing. It’s not a large site, but there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and it’s easy to feel like you have the place to yourself.
Nestled in the pretty market town of Middleham, which is known as a centre for horse racing, the castle is now managed by English Heritage.
Navigate the spiral staircase to the top of the battlements and you’re afforded a stunning view out across the dales. It was incredibly windy when we visited though, so it might not be a good option if you have problems with heights!
Middleham is a great place to stop if you’re visiting the dales, and it’s also close to popular tourist attraction The Forbidden Corner.