Skipton Town Guide

Skipton Castle

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One of the most complete, fully roofed medieval castles in England. Surviving 900 years of turbulent history and besieged for three years during the English Civil War.

It became the last Royalist stronghold in the North and only later, was Lady Anne Clifford allowed to rebuild, it provided she did not add cannon bearing roofs.

Explore from the depths of the dungeon to the top of the watchtower and see the yew tree which is in the centre of the Conduit Courtyard and was planted by Lady Anne Clifford in 1659.

Enjoy a picnic on the Chapel Terrace with magnificent views over the town and Skipton Woods, visit the shop with its excellent book choice and to complete your visit, enjoy a cup of tea and home made fayre in the Clifford Tearooms.

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Opening times:

Open every day from 10am (Sundays from 12pm)
Last admissions 6pm (Oct – Feb 4pm)
Closed 25 December


Skipton Castle
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AW

Tel: +441756792442