Skipton Castle

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About

Introduction

Perched at the apex of Skipton’s High Street, the formidable towers of Skipton Castle beckon history enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.

Why Visit Skipton Castle?

  • Over 900 years of history
  • One of England’s most complete medieval castles
  • Open all year round

Explore the Castle’s Corners

From the Banqueting Hall to the Watch Tower, the castle unveils its history. The castle notably survived a three-year siege during the Civil War.

Amenities

  • Relaxing picnic area
  • Newly-opened tea room
  • Informative shop

Recent Discoveries

The castle continues to surprise with fresh historical finds. An ancient well was recently uncovered, shedding light on how the garrison survived the 1643-5 siege.

Visitor Information

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am. Closed 23-25 Dec.
  • Last Booking: 4.30pm daily, 3.30pm Oct-Mar.
  • Payments: Card only upon arrival.

Planning Your Visit

Bookinf first online is highly recommended. Visitors will receive a Tour Sheet, available in 10 languages, highlighting 40 key features of the castle.

Health and Safety Measures

  • Self-guided one-way route
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Contactless payments only

Pet Policy

Dogs are permitted on short leads within the castle, except in the Tearoom & Shop. Woodland walks are also dog-friendly, provided dogs are kept on leads.

Parking

Car parking can be booked online alongside your castle visit.

Accessibility

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Where

Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW
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