Skipton Castle Castles

Skipton Castle
BD23 1AQ


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Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England. Fully roofed and with an enchanting early Tudor courtyard the stout towers of the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as the visitor enters the castle grounds. 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.

The history of the castle is inseparable from that of the Clifford family who were granted the property by Edward II in 1310, when Robert Clifford was appointed first Lord Clifford of Skipton and Guardian of Craven, the wide tract of countryside to the north and west of Skipton.

Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday 12 noon), except for 25 December. Last admission is at 6pm (October - February 4pm).

Adults: £5.20

Children (5-17): £2.70

Children under 5: free

Over 60s and students: £4.60

Family Ticket for two adults and up to 3 children over 5: £14.90 (saves up to £3.60).

Attraction Details

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VenueSkipton Castle
AddressSkipton, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1AQ
Opening times10am - 6pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeCastles

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