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Welcome to Middleham, location of Richard the Third’s Castle and horse racing capital of the north.

Richard the Third Hotel built in the 17th Century lies in the centre of Middleham overlooking the little market square. We have the pleasure of the castle behind us and the clip-clopping of the horses going past our front door every morning. With views over the dale, it is a lovely place to spend a night or a few days.

We are open every day, all day and provide breakfast, morning coffees, lunches, afternoon teas and dinner. We serve food ALL DAY on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday – our Sunday Lunches are very popular so it is advisable to book!

We have everything to make your visit with us perfect. You may wish to stay overnight or for a few days, dine with us, hold your meeting in our private dining room or just have a drink with some of the locals in the bar and maybe get some racing tips along the way!

We look forward to making your stay a relaxed and happy one. We have Six lovely themed en-suite rooms, three overlooking the front and three at the back – all with everything you would expect to make you feel at home.

We have 5 real ales on the bar along with great lagers and cider. With our real fires, great food, warm welcome, well kept ales and cosy rooms – you really must pay us a visit soon!

Looking forward to seeing you,
Sharon and Ken and their friendly team!

There has been a settlement here since Roman times and Middleham is mentioned in the Domesday Book when its name was ‘Medelai’.

Situated in Wensleydale, nestling on the hillside between the River Cover and the River Ure just 2 miles from the busy little market town of Leyburn is Middleham with its magnificent castle ruins towering over clusters of old grey stone cottages, fine old Georgian and Victorian houses and its two cobbled market squares.

Middleham is noted for three famous features – King Richard the Third, the magnificent Castle with the largest keep in the north of England (Richard`s childhood home) and in more modern times its horse-racing industry.