School Visits to Skipton Castle

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

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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.

    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 ask the children to design their own badge at school

    Join us over the Bank Holiday weekend on 27th – 29th 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

    Pricing Information

    School parties £5.10 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, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • Off Site Parking
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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