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Skipton Castle one of the most complete medieval castles in England, explore the colourful past. Free guided tour sheet. Gift shop, on site cafe, groups welcome
Come and discover over 900 years of history at the impressive Skipton Castle. Standing above Skipton's main street, the massive towers of Skipton Castle are a mighty sight. The castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. Fully roofed and with an enchanting early Tudor courtyard the stout towers of the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as the visitor enters the castle grounds. Come and see this impressive castle for yourself, it's well worth a visit.
Skipton Castle provides an interesting and enjoyable day out for all ages. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower. Imagine what life was like when Skipton Castle provided protection and security from invaders. Relax in the picnic area or in the new tea room or visit the shop for more information. Even now more historic finds are being discovered. Recently an ancient well was uncovered, helping to explain how the castle garrison survived the siege of 1643-5. Every visitor to the Castle is given a comprehensive Tour Sheet with 40 drawings and descriptions of interesting features.
Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday 12 noon), except for 25 December. Last admission is at 6pm (October - February 4pm).