Make a Day of it at Skipton Castle

Written by: Elmtree Press

Skipton Castle is one of the best- preserved medieval castles in England and is open every day.

It's easy to book your tour - simply telephone 01756 792442 or email with your preferred date and time (it is always wise to have alternative dates) and then we will confirm in writing to you.

We require the school name, address, numbers in the group, the age of the students and the anticipated time of arrival.  Make a day of your visit, bring a picnic and under cover rooms are available for your use. When sending our confirmation, we will send other relevant information including a risk assessment.  A work sheet applicable to the age of the children will be enclosed for you to copy or develop your own from.  Visit our web site, for activities and useful information to help with your ground work.

Every school is welcome to come and experience learning out of the classroom putting a whole new meaning on lessons. Watch the expression on the children’s faces as they walk through the gateway and see this magnificent, complete castle – now they will understand what you have been telling them about.

To remind them of their visit, each one is given a castle badge and a card to encourage them to make a return visit and bring their families along. Since 1974 Skipton Castle has given a badge to every visitor under the age of 18. See the collection on our website or design your own badge

To visit Skipton Castle's main page click here