Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.

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Address: Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Opening: Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am) Last admission is at 5pm (October - March 4pm) Closed 23rd, 24th & 25th December

01756 792442

Skipton Castle

Guardian of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, Skipton Castle, once home to the famous Clifford Lords, is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England.

Fully roofed, it is a fascinating and delightful place to explore in any season – from atmospheric Dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court – a free self-guiding Tour Sheet is available in 10 languages. You may relax on the peaceful Chapel Terrace with its fine views over the town and woods, and enjoy traditional fare in the Clifford Tea-rooms. The Castle stands at the head of the bustling High Street of this lively unspoilt town with its popular market.

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Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the ancient castle.   Grounds, tearoom & shop accessible over a cobbled surface. Please visit website for full access details. 

Dogs are allowed within the Castle and grounds but must be kept on a lead.