Skipton Castle is one of England's best-preserved and most complete medieval castles. It is privately owned and wonderfully kept. Visitors receive a guide sheet with 40 sketches (available in nine languages). This is a real bonus, letting you explore at will. There’s very little in the rooms, but there is a powerful sense of history throughout.
Skipton Castle Essentials
- Address:Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW
- Telephone: + 44 (0)1756 792442
- Admission: Adults - £6.00, under 18s - £3.50
- Open: Every day except 25 December, from 10a.m. (Sundays from noon) until 6p.m. Earlier closing at 4p.m. October through February
The next leg of this intinerary takes you to Bolton Priory in Bolton Abbey, a distance of 6.2 miles.
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