Skipton Castle

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.

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    One of the best preserved, most complete, medieval castles in England, full roofed and well worth a visit by any age at any time of year. Delightful picnic areas and rooms available for group use. Illustrated 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 wide range of gifts or pre-ordered goody bags available for collection.  Teacher's resource pack available.

    New free coach parking and drop-off for pre-booked groups.

    Ideal for many areas of the school curriculum and all keystages.
    Pricing Information

    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.

    Opening Times

    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

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
    Other Facilities

    Parking available at Bailey Car Park BD23 1UA

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