"Skipton Castle" Skipton Things to Do Tip by tim07

Skipton Things to Do: 68 reviews and 245 photos

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  • Skipton Castle - Skipton
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A timber fort was built here around 1090, this was later replaced by a stone castle. The Cliford family were granted the property in 1310 by Edward II. In the English Civil War it was the last Royalist bastion in the north of England to surrender, this after a 3 year siege in 1645.

Today it's one of the best preserved medieval castles in England. On entering the castle you are given a tour sheet giving you details of all the places you can visit. These include the dungeon, kitchen, watch tower & bed chambers. My favourite was Conduit Court, a Tudor courtyard which includes a yew tree planted in 1659.

For visitors there's a shop, tearooms, toilets & a picnic area. The castle is open daily except Christmas Day. The adult admission is 6.00

Website: http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2009
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