Skipton Castle, Skipton

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See one of England's most complete and best-preserved medieval castles. Explore every corner of this more than 900-year-old castle, which even withstood a three-year siege during the 17th-century Civil War. A comprehensive tour sheet (available in nine languages) contains 40 drawings and descriptions of castle features. View the banquet hall, kitchen, the bed chamber, and even the privy. Imagine what life was like when Skipton Castle provided protection and security from invaders as you climb your way up from the depths of the dungeon to the top story of the watch tower. Pay attention to the masons' marks in the castle’s stones, left for proof of work and later payment. Afterward, relax in the picnic area or tearoom. Use our Skipton trip planner to add Skipton Castle and other attractions to your Skipton vacation plans.
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  • Today I went to walk around a local castle and wasnt disappointed. Possibly the best or 1 of the best preserved Castles in England with great detailed boards in each room and a nice self guided tour o...  more »
  • Great condition, historic castle. Good guide sheet included in admission price, plus information boards that were very good. Wonderful old yew tree in courtyard about 350 years old.  more »
  • The castle is in a lovely position above the attractive Dales town of Skipton. It was a cold grey day in February but it was ideal to go round as unusually on a castle, the roofs are intact. Nice frie...  more »
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  • We spent an enjoyable couple of hours going around the castle whilst visiting Skipton. It's about £25 for a family top enter. It's a very well kept castle with plenty still intact to walk around. There are some good views the higher up you go. There's a cafe and gift shop on site with plenty of seating. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. There is no parking by the castle, but Skipton has plenty of pay and display car parks a small walk away.
  • Really enjoyed exploring the nooks & crannies in this beautifully preserved castle. Not too expensive & you are given a plan to follow ensuring that you don't miss anything. Very informative staff on arrival.
  • Extremely well preserves British castle. Unique Civil War history. Public access to a large part of the building, but parts of it are private - this castle is still a home too.
  • Nice. Quite expensive to visit. Interesting place. Probably better with guided tour. Watched little children going round in groups and being very excited by the experience.
  • Historic. Authentic and accessible. This is one from childhood school trips and one for the adults too. If it's quiet and you apply some imagination you could feel like you're back in medieval times. Great place to visit
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