Skipton Castle, Skipton

4.3
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited Skipton Castle and were not disappointed, one of the best preserved castles we have been to. Can really imagine what life would have been like. It’s dog friendly so huge bonus, staff very.....  more »
  • Great attraction in this important dales town. The castle is largely intact and really shows you how life would have been back in the days when the castle was at the center of this area. If your...  more »
  • Really friendly welcome. Gentleman was really good with our 6 year old. Really enjoyed walking around a proper castle. You van imagine what it was like 500 years ago.  more »
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  • Fantastic castle, so clean and tidy, grounds are kept immaculate. The castle is interesting but empty. The information is enough to keep you interested but would be nice for a bit more information at times. Nice shop with good quality items, more interesting than a lot of shops in this type of place. Plants also for sale, very good quality and reasonable prices. Nice clean tea room. Had a lovely time there.
  • Completely exceeded my expectations. Incredibly interesting and informative. The castle itself is fantastic with a rich history. Exploring it was a delight. Child friendly and a lovely cafe.
  • Different kind of day out for city folk. Parking was cheap, the entrance reasonable and the cafe also. Everything was well explained and laid out, good for kids and adults. Definitely worth a visit in my book, even if it was just to revisit the cafe.
  • Great tour around a well preserved medieval castle which survived the civil war and has been greatly added to. There are no artefacts in the castle , unfortunately, which would add to the experience. Lovely tea room and extensive grounds.
  • Takes around an hour if you pace yourself. Easy to follow instruction sheet but all rooms are bare. Even a few items to interact with would lift this to an even better experience. Very well kept and lovely grounds, a good wet day option.

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