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Welcome to Skipton Castle
This is the complete record for Skipton Castle

Category: Visitor Attraction
Sub-Category: Historic Buildings

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Skipton Castle, Skipton BD23 1AW
Contact Point: Penny Cannon
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Landline: 01756 792 442
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Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 12 noon)

Last admission is at 6pm (October - February 4pm).

Closed 25th December.

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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. 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.

The majestic towers at the main entrance to Skipton CastleEvery visitor to the Castle is given a comprehensive Tour Sheet (available in 10 languages) with 40 drawings and descriptions of interesting features.


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