8 Best Castles and Palaces In Whitby Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Whitby

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Whitby in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 8 Whitby castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions, or museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Knight on horse at Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

  • Scarborough
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scarborough Castle started life as an Iron Age Fort, was occupied by the Romans, became a Viking settlement and reached its heyday under Henry II! No...

Outside view of Castle Howard in York

Castle Howard

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Visit Castle Howard and have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adven...

Outside view of Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

  • Richmond
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Richmond Castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain, great for visitin...

Aerial view of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in Ripon

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

  • Ripon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday acti...

Outside view of Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle

  • Knaresborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A majestic stronghold of medieval kings, even nowKnaresborough Castle towers imposingly over the River Nidd and is guaranteed to get little imaginati...

Outside view of Raby Castle in Darlington

Raby Castle

  • Darlington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Every single one of the atmospheric rooms in Raby Castle, from the magnificent Barons' Hall to the Mediaeval Kitchen gives fascinating insights into...

Outside view of Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

  • Tynemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tynemouth Priory and Castle on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and...

Outside view of Ripley Castle in Harrogate

Ripley Castle

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ripley Castle, built in 1345, is full of armour, priests hiding holes and lots of great histrorical things to look at. There are also beautiful garde...

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