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Small stand alone Castle

Driving past saw this castle a decided to have a look. Is a carpark nearby but the castle was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
SPYC
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Hastings, New Zealand
Stop Looking For The Door , You Can't Get In

Small English Heritage site (free for everyone to visit) with no access to the inner buildings , no... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Phil C
,
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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20 May 2018
“Annoyed”
13 Sep 2017
“HYLTON CASTLE”
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way there to find that it's shut due to building work. No mention of this on the heritage web site.

1  Thank tudgreen
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Hylton Castle the tour was good climbed 84 steps to a lovely view worth recommending I would love to go again

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Building itself is all boarded up. Unfortunately the land it stands on was full of broken glass. Appears to be a local hang out. Spent approx 10 mins looking around. Couldn't allow children to run free incase they fell onto the large pieces of broken...More

1  Thank claire w
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Driving past saw this castle a decided to have a look. Is a carpark nearby but the castle was closed & we could only walk around the outside. Seems it's open between 10am & 4pm. There is an interesting coat of arms on the back...More

1  Thank SPYC
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Small English Heritage site (free for everyone to visit) with no access to the inner buildings , no facilities .... hmm doesn't sound like I am selling this too well , on the plus side it's a picturesque building set in small, but well kept...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've just been informed that Hylton castle gatehouse is going to get a major makeover ....is this good or should we leave it as it is ? We have been invited to give our opinions ...I for one think we should leave it as it...More

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If passing then worth a visit for historical interest but not worth going out of your way to see. Sandwiched amongst housing estates but near a main road.

Thank srp944
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Abandoned castle opposite council estate - teenagers starting fires and riding off-road motorcycles in the surrounding area. We spent 5 minutes and went which is a great, great shame. The castle is really well preserved - far better than some of the ruins available on...More

Thank andrew r
Reviewed 17 January 2017

when i was young it was a derelict building and we used to play there but obviously someone got the idea we can make money from it. I personally wouldn't pay for it but i suppose it is a bit of history and if you...More

Thank youngyt
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is an English Heritage castle but it is not open to the public. The castle is sealed up as it were though there a nice grounds to go around.

Thank FlorianFY
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Thomas G
7 April 2016|
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Response from TheMackem105 |
Its not at the moment but work starts later this year to renovate the castle and turn it into a educational/visitor centre. I grew up playing in the castle and can't wait until the work is finished to see what its like It... More
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