Bring Your School to Skipton Castle

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

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.

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    Further Details
    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 for the duration of your stay. When sending our confirmation, we will send other relevant information including notes to assist you with your 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 website, for activities and useful information to help with your preparation work.

    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

    Come and explore one of the best preserved castles in England which is over 900 years old and still fully roofed. Over the summer holidays the Castle is transported back in time with most weekends hosting a medieval re-enactment. For full details visit our website

    Sat 5th - Sun 6th August
    John Nevison the Yorkshire Highwayman

    Sat 12th - Sun 13th August
    Trayned Bandes – The English Civil War

    Sat 19th - Sun 20th August
    Historia Normannis - Life in the 12th Century

    Sat 26th - Sun 27th Aug

    Meet the Pirate Captain
    Pricing Information

    Please contact or see website for details

    Opening Times

    Please see website for details


    Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW

  • Facilities
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • On Site Parking
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Groups Welcome
    • Risk Assessment Available
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