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Skipton Castle, Skipton

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. Put Skipton Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Skipton tourist route planner.
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  • A great place to wander around, really takes you back to another age, friendly and helpful staff, reasonable entry fee, great tea shop. Do it yourself guide leaflet is good too, but does need care as ...  read more »
  • We visited the castle during a day trip to Skipton I thought the castle was worth a visit very well kept with lovely gardens and had some interesting displayed information regarding the rooms however ...  read more »
  • Went to the castle on a day out in Skipton. The staff were friendly and helpful and we had a nice wander round and we were able to take our dog in too. Interesting place! 
  • There are few castles as intact as Skipton, at least that are accessible to the peasants, so this is well worth the visit. Plenty of friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand. Easy to follow self guided tour sheet. Even better you can take the dog in. Yes. Inside. Really. Apart from the cafe which is fair enough. It's medieval which means steep steps, low doorways, and uneven floors. Cafe does a nice cuppa.
  • A superbly well preserved castle however it felt lacking in content within. There is information regarding the use of each room but little else. There was also a wedding happening at the time so part of the castle was inaccessible to us. So it's a bit of pot luck as to whether you get the whole castle or not. Overall it didn't feel worth the price unfortunately.
  • Love this place! Great for kids, loads to see in the castle - but don't miss out on the woodland walk in the castle grounds, it is amazing!
  • Great for a morning activity. Well preserved historic castle with helpful friendly staff.
  • Interesting castle. Well maintained, immaculate.
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