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School Trips to 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 school trip - simply telephone 01756 792442 or email admin@skiptoncastle.co.uk 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 school trip, bring a picnic and under cover rooms are available for your use for the duration of your stay. When sending our confirmation, we will send other relevant information including a risk assessment.  A worksheet applicable to the age of the children will be enclosed for you to copy or develop your own from.  Visit our website, www.skiptoncastle.co.uk for activities and useful information to help with your preparation work.

Every school trip 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 ask the children to design their own badge at school

Join us over the Bank Holiday weekend on 28th – 30th May when the Castle will be transported back in time with The Red Wyvern Society in their journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars of the Roses. For full details visit our website

For more information on Skipton Castle visit their main page here 


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