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.
Skipton Castle Reviews
This is quite an impressive structure and I can't wait to return so I can visit the castle properly after Covid19. The exterior is worthwhile a visit when nearby, especially as there is a lovely... more »
Went here on quite a drizzly day, but as you are indoors for most of the time, it did not spoil our enjoyment at all. It's a self guided tour so you can spend as much time as you want wandering... more »
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.
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