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Great intact castle to visit. Gives you an idea of what it was like many 100 of years ago... read more

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We spent a good couple of hours looking round. The maze of rooms was interesting and would be great... read more

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John C
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Skipton Castle High St. | The Bailey, Skipton BD23 1AW, England
+44 1756 792442
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All reviews guide sheet yew tree self guided tour well worth a visit civil war gift shop re enactment free guide tea room interesting visit per adult couple of hours entrance fee information boards really enjoyed our visit interesting history great visit
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Did not go in the castle, far to expensive, rip off . Not affordable considering what s on offer, only small castle, if they reduced the price to say £3.50'people would walk in it , We saw 5 different groups Walk Away !!

Thank david67892016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great intact castle to visit. Gives you an idea of what it was like many 100 of years ago. Interesting that the castle has lasted and is still standing after so long

Thank jenp649
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good couple of hours looking round. The maze of rooms was interesting and would be great for younger children. Worth a visit for a couple of hours.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit to Skipton we took in the castle. Very informative and interesting and the views were spectacular across the hills. My favourite attraction was the bit about Jimmy Clitheroe very funny man. Castle is worth a visit.

Thank sam_nicolson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on holiday in Yorkshire, a visit to Skipton castle was long overdue, but the wait was worth it. Outstanding architecture in the well preserved rooms & grounds. Lots of information, good toilets. Parking at rear of grounds.

1  Thank Ivyleague544
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself is quite empty but offers a rich explanation of history- each room has printed information on the wall. It was pretty quiet when I visited so a little creepy for a lone visitor. I skipped the dungeon altogether! The external grounds offer...More

Thank KellyAY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your usual castle, but it is a lovely castle well worth a visit. We spent about a couple of hours in there & there is a nice little tea rooms.

1  Thank 225zoel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skipton Castle is a must-do attraction for anyone interested in these fascinating historic monuments which are dotted all over the UK. Not only is it impressive and remarkably well preserved, dating back to the late eleventh-century reign of William Rufus, but it is also very...More

2  Thank PhilFGuildford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well kept original castle, very helpful staff. You are given a walkaround sheet detailing all the features that the castle has, 2 pages of A4 with plenty of historical detail. Looked like and abandoned film set as there is a 350 year old willow...More

1  Thank mayday672009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at the top of the main street in Skipton this castle isn't hard to find. It is a great example of the smaller, almost compact, castle so typical of the type that Cromwell knocked about a bit. Not as dramatic perhaps as the Welsh...More

1  Thank Normski49
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Traci M |
Yes you can. We took our shih tzus all through the castle and grounds. Very dog friendly.
14 June 2018|
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Response from Lorri855 | Reviewed this property |
Not when I was there. Never heard of that happening
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27 April 2018|
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Response from CRTsTravels | Reviewed this property |
Here you go, Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am) Last admission is at 5pm (October - March 4pm) Closed 23rd, 24th & 25th December Adults: £8.30 Children (5-17): £5.20 Children under 5: free Over 60s... More