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Discover Middleton Castle – a 15th-century moated gem in Norfolk’s countryside. Open to the public for the first time, enjoy historic charm, 14 bedrooms, and endless event possibilities in this vaste estate.

Middleton, England

Middleton Castle

The Moated Castle

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
de Scales, Woodville, Howard

Number of Rooms

Type of Architecture

Middleton, England

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Middleton Castle

Middleton Castle, which dates back to 1450, is a moated castle in a vast estate, with panoramic views out over the lawned gardens and the sprawling Norfolk countryside. The historic castle has been a family home since the early 1600s and is open to the public for the very first time, providing guests with a peaceful retreat amid the secluded countryside.  Middleton Castle offers the perfect venue for private stays, celebrations, rural retreats, and corporate events.

Our Castle

The castle has 15 beautifully decorated bedrooms to accommodate 30 guests, along with a family kitchen with an AGA, a prep kitchen, a dining room with oak paneling, a variety of reception rooms, as well as a billiards room with table tennis, snooker, and board games.

Exclusive Use


A wedding at Middleton Castle is a romantic dream come true. This historic moated castle, dating back to 1450, is nestled in a vast estate in the Norfolk countryside. With its 15 beautifully decorated bedrooms, accommodating up to 30 guests, it's the ideal venue for intimate or grand celebrations. Imagine exchanging vows in a place where centuries of history have unfolded, surrounded by stunning gardens and panoramic views. Middleton Castle offers the perfect blend of history, nature, and luxury for a truly memorable wedding day.

Corporate Hire

Corporate organizations choose to hire Middleton Castle for their events and gatherings for several compelling reasons. First and foremost, Middleton Castle offers a unique and historic setting that sets the stage for memorable and distinctive corporate events. Dating back to 1450 and nestled within a sprawling estate, the castle provides a picturesque backdrop with panoramic views of the Norfolk countryside, creating an inspiring atmosphere that fosters creativity and engagement.

Private Parties & Events

Discover the extraordinary at Middleton Castle, an ideal setting for all your memorable occasions. With its remarkable historic moat, timeless charm, and captivating tales of the War of the Roses, this estate promises to craft unforgettable moments. From five star dinners to croquet on the lawns, an exceptional experience awaits. Whether you're planning a family reunion or celebrating a significant milestone, entrust us to make it truly unforgettable. Select Middleton Castle for an exceptional event.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

"The Gatehouse"

Middleton Castle is a Grade I listed building, set within a moat, and consists of a 15th-century gatehouse and a house of the late 19th and early 20th century. The de Scales family had the lordship of the manor from the reign of Henry II in the 12th century. The gatehouse was built about 1455 by Thomas Scales, 7th Baron Scales. It is thought that a house was begun, adjacent to the gatehouse, by him and continued by his daughter Elizabeth Scales, 8th Baroness Scales and her husband Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers. Elizabeth died without issue in 1473: Woodville was executed in 1483 by order of Richard Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III). The manor was subsequently granted to John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth.



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Middleton Castle
Station Road, Tower End, Middleton, PE32 1EE
United Kingdom