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Well preserved historic castle

Well, signed and friendly guides. Lots of school groups today who were engaged by their guides on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ValerieC2512
Great castle in Skipton

We visited this castle as a group of four. Following the guided map was useful and provided a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LauraRTheExplorer
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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 interesting history really enjoyed our visit town centre
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, signed and friendly guides. Lots of school groups today who were engaged by their guides on the life of castles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ValerieC2512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally lacking in facilities, for a building that’s been around so long, it certainly needs modernising. Many rooms had no windows or roof!!! Tales of royalty staying here must be total fantasy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself looks well preserved but for £8.50 per person I would expect more than just a room with a whitewashed wall saying "Banqueting Hall" then next door another room with whitewashed wall which said it wasThe Lord of The Castles Bed chamber and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this castle as a group of four. Following the guided map was useful and provided a good route around the castle. What a great example with enough reading in each room. Speaking to the guides was an added bonus as they had so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area and want to take a step back in time, do pop along to the castle. this is a real insight in to history and a time gone by. The simple guided map you are given when you buy your tickets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold windy January Sunday. The attraction does not open until 11 on Sundays but 10 every other day. The castle is immaculately kept especially the grounds. Some of the best lawns I have seen especially in winter. The tour revolves around a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pjr2200
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While staying in Leeds this winter just after Christmas, one of our day trips was a train trip from Leeds to Skipton, a small Yorkshire town boasting a fully intact castle open for visiting. The local parish church is just next to the castle, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

A well-preserved castle with a fantastic self-guided tour. Highly recommend. Be sure to visit the Trinity church while there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hellomaisy
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Well preserved castle from the 1300s. Lovely shop and cafe. Worth a visit when in Skipton. Located in the heart of the town.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Took my Dad round here for his 73rd B.day as he'd never been before+family came along too...really interesting time looking around+reading all the wall plaques,its certainly worth the visit and the guides were helpful too we'll definately be going back.....

Date of experience: April 2018
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Hiljane
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Response from AndreaDibley | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware yes, but probably best to contact before going
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Pammyjo8
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Response from DebbieH649 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't see any horses.
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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
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