Hidden Treasure at Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle is located in North Yorkshire, England, and is most famous for being one of the childhood homes of Richard III. It was built in the late 12th century, starting with the massive stone Norman keep, one of the largest in England.

Middleham Castle


Middleham Castle was owned by the Neville Family, who grew to prominence under Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. In 1461, Edward Plantagenet became King Edward IV during the Wars of the Roses. In 1465 his younger brother Richard, 13 years of age at the time, entered Warwick's household at Middleham Castle, where he would remain until 1468. When Warwick died in 1471, Richard acquired the Neville lands in the north, including Middleham Castle.

There is a legend associated with Middleham Castle. It is said that Middleham Castle hides hidden treasures yet to be found. The myth suggests that all you have to do to find the treasure is to run around the castle three times, and then where you stop, that's where the treasure is hidden. The only catch to finding the treasure is knowing where to start and stop your run.

Middleham Castle is also haunted. People have reported hearing ghostly sounds of battle outside the castle, where a knight on horseback is seen charging toward those who hear the sounds, only to disappear just before reaching them. The sound of muffled 16th century music can sometimes be heard inside the castle. People have also seen unexplainable blue lights above the castle's south wall and the sound of soldiers marching by.