One of the best preserved, most complete, medieval castles in England, full roofed, a safe dry environment for all ages at any time of year. Delightful picnic areas, rooms available for group use. Tour sheets in ten languages, or experienced guides provided for pre-booked parties at no extra charge.
School trips to Skipton Castle have access to facilities for educational visits include eating area, classroom and guided tour. Free preparatory visits for teachers. Shop selling souvenirs or pre-ordered goody bags. Teacher's resource pack available.
Ideal for various subjects including english school trips and history school trips.
Trayned Bandes at Skipton Castle 2 Aug 2014 to 3 Aug 2014
Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd August 2014
Trayned Bandes See this military unit setting up an encampment during the English Civil War.
10am - 6pm (Sunday 12 noon - 6pm)
John Nevison the Yorkshire Highwayman at Skipton Castle 9 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014
John Nevison the Yorkshire Highwayman
Sat 9th-Sun 10th August 2014
John Nevison was a famous late 17th century Yorkshire highwayman who robbed the length of the Great North Road but especially in the northern counties. One story about him was how he was supposed to have ridden from London to York in less than a day to gain an alibi for a robbery he'd been witnessed committing.
On the weekend of 9th and 10th August, 'Swift Nicks' Nevison has had to escape from the Black Horse Inn with the law of the land after him.
Luckily he is good friends with the castle steward and as the Countess is away he has been allowed into the castle to hide where he intends to wait until dark and then to attempt to sneak back to retrieve his favourite horse 'Nutmeg'. 10am - 5pm (Sunday 12 noon - 5pm)
Historia Normannis at Skipton Castle 16 Aug 2014 to 17 Aug 2014
Sat 16th - Sun 17th Aug 2014
Bringing History to life in the 12th Century
The walls of Skipton castle will echo to the sound of swords and shields once again- but don't worry, it's only the re-enactors of Historia Normannis!
Come and see medieval craftsmen demonstrating their trades, knights displaying their prowess, and ladies describing life as it would have been in the reign of Henry II. The castle itself will be the site of historic set-pieces, recreating the daily workings of a local medieval court, the furnishings of a Lord's bedchamber, and outside the walls, a working medieval siege weapon!
A great day out for history enthusiasts and curious families alike- it promises to be an event not to be missed! 10am - 6pm (Sunday 12 noon - 6pm)
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