Guardian of the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, this unique fortress is one of the most complete and well-preserved medieval castles in England. Standing on a 40-metre high crag, fully-roofed Skipton Castle was founded around 1090 by Robert de Romille, one of William the Conqueror's Barons, as a fortress in the dangerous northern reaches of the kingdom.
School parties £5.30 per head, guided tours free of charge for pre-booked parties of 15 or more. One free adult with every five children.
Open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am). Closed only 23rd, 24th & 25th December. Adult evening visits available May-September by prior arrangement.
Skipton Castle, Skipton , BD23 1AW
At the head of Skipton's bustling High Street. Bus and rail within easy walking distance of the castle. Nearby car park 'The Bailey' - sat-nav BD23 1UA
Parking available at Bailey Car Park BD23 1UA
Click map for nearby view