Middleham Essentials

Heritage and horse racing in Middleham

Middleham and Middleham Castle were once the home of Richard III, Middleham is now a perfect introduction to the region’s modern passion for history and horse racing.

Take a tour of the spectacular keep and romantic ruins, see wonderful views of Wensleydale from the tower and view the priceless Middleham Jewel. Or retire to the picturesque town centre and dip into its pretty cobbled squares, cafés, tea rooms and traditional pubs.

Horse racing fans will not want to miss the Middleham stables and gallops and over 500 leading flat racing and National Hunt race horses.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a 4-acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Temple of the Underworld, the Eye of the Needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues. At every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. A day out with a difference which will challenge and delight children of all ages.

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