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“Great for photographers + anyone even slightly interested in history”
Review of Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Skipton
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had a brilliant time exploring this wonderfully preserved castle. Photography opportunities galore, and the place is brimming with atmosphere. Plenty of information sheets and boards so you don't really need to buy a guide book to understand where and what everything is. Probably not recommended for anyone a bit unsteady on their feet, as there are loads of steps. We spent an hour and a half in the castle soaking up the ambience and I took loads of photos. Definite for anyone's 'to do' list whilst visiting Skipton.

3  Thank Maria O
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

While the girls went shopping the men visited the castle and we are so glad we did. The grounds were superb and the staff were so welcoming, helpful and informative. The views from the top of the castle were amazing and is a must if you are in the area.

3  Thank MarkS7650
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Superbly preserved and atmospheric castle - you can only go round the fortified areas, as the main building is lived in, but the information boards are very good and it is quite compact, so safe for kids - you can't really lose them! Took us a couple of hours to do it really thoroughly.

3  Thank Greenlightsal
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Visited here Bank Holiday weekend, well worth the admission price and the gentleman at the gatehouse explained where everything was and the free guide sheet was very helpful.
Well maintained grounds although part of the castle is out of bounds as it's still lived in.
Following the guide was easy and helpful.
Access to the castle is via steps, there are plenty of rooms, passageways, stairways to explore, some are with uneven surfaces.
A haven for kids to explore with a quiz to complete.
Toilet facilities, cafe with seats inside and out, plenty of places to sit and have a picnic
Will visit here again

3  Thank AnnC56
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

The castle is in amazing condition and I can not understand how any one can see £8 or there abouts as an expensive admission fee. How do they think it is maintained?
Whilst the Fattorini family live in part of the castle, the rest is open to the public and once or twice a year is actually free of charge to any one who obtains a voucher from the local paper.
It is perfectly preserved, with detailed information about every room, it's function and purpose. From the dungeon to the garrets, you can feel the presence of those who lived here years ago and possibly still walk the courtyards and chambers with you as you walk back in time to their lives.
I live locally and love this place. There is something about it's strength and resilience that is still present today, due in no small part to its famous custodian Anne Clifford. If you only have a short while to visit Skipton, do make the castle number one on your 'must do' list, you will not be disappointed.

4  Thank Jane210660
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