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Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle High St., Skipton BD23 1AW, England
+44 1756 792442
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Very interesting place, just another example of our massively historic sceptred Isle.

Almost took this in as an afterthought after a while shopping in Skipton. The guide was excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian_taylor090659
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Made a return visit to Skipton and castle to show our son what a great place to see . We are from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John S
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Skipton Castle High St., Skipton BD23 1AW, England
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+44 1756 792442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost took this in as an afterthought after a while shopping in Skipton. The guide was excellent & very informative. Would recommend.

Thank ian_taylor090659
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a return visit to Skipton and castle to show our son what a great place to see . We are from the south of England/Kent , visiting family in Burnley . We were not disappointed with the day . To see such a well...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the entrance to the castle is impressive, the reception has a beautiful shell wall, and the castle itself is large, and lots to do. even if you dont go inside, there are lovely walks around it and beautiful scenery

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff were very friendly and had lots of information on the back ground of the place. I did think the cost was a bit steep though , cos it dosnt take long to get round.

Thank wendyndaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I called to take a look. Skipton is one of the best preserved and complete medieval castles in England. Exploring this historic castle, still fully roofed is worth a visit any time of year . The charming Tudor conduit court with the...More

Thank enncle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the castle gate in the early afternoon and paid our concession entrance fee of £7.00 each. Then a jovial gent from Wiltshire explained the meaning of the small pictures and numbers on the tour sheet that we received as part of our...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Might be better if there was anything in any of the rooms at all. Guide papmphlet was ok ish. But £8 odd each was a bit steep.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle although largely uninhabited is almost as complete as it would have been hundreds of years ago. (There is a later wing which is still inhabited by the owners but this is not open to the public). It was knocked about a bit in...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really impressed by the restoration and the presentation of this historic castle. Great value for money. Welcoming and helpful staff.

Thank NickTheobald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really excellent visit to Skipton castle and the guide we were given is in our opinion the best we have had for these type of visits, castles always have little rooms you never see...but with this guide we saw everything and on each...More

Thank Kath G
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elphinstonehilary
How wheelchair friendly is the castle ?
25 January 2017|
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Response from DT_Northerner | Reviewed this property |
Not very, to fully appreciate it, there are a lot of different rooms and staircases.
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Katie S
How much time should we anticipate a tour of the castle taking? Just trying to plan the rest of our trip and activities, so an approximation would be very helpful!
24 October 2015|
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Response from atyke2015 |
I appreciate this is an old question but for anyone reading this now the time can vary depending on the size of the party and whether you spend time in the grounds. Best to allow up to an hour and 30 mins. There is a cafe... More
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Cruise-Controller
Is there a separate charge for parking at Skipton Castle?
26 September 2015|
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Response from ALPINESkipton | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is the Bailey car park up the hill from the castle, £4.00 all day, £2.00 Saturdays, when you have paid, drive to the bottom near the coach park as there is a gate nearer to town
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