|Pickering Castle Key Facts|
|County||North Yorkshire (11 castles)|
|Directions||At the centre of the town of Pickering. Pickering is about 26 miles to the north-east of York|
|Categories||Motte & Bailey / Stone / Shell Keep|
|Remains||Small amount survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay. The advantage of this type of castle was that it was quick to construct. Making a fortification from wood was much easier than making one of stone.
Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.