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Gem of a castle

I was trapped in Skipton, awaiting repairs on my Campervan. Took a stroll through Skipton and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Well organised self tour

This castle makes for a pretty good tour in that you get a step by step guide to the rooms that you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laurence G
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Skipton Castle High St. | The Bailey, Skipton BD23 1AW, England
+44 1756 792442
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was trapped in Skipton, awaiting repairs on my Campervan. Took a stroll through Skipton and found this wonderful little castle. It’s very reasonably priced at sub £9 for adults and a £1 off for the over 60s! That’s me. £7.30. They give you a...More

Thank Carlshirley
Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle makes for a pretty good tour in that you get a step by step guide to the rooms that you follow all the way round. This makes it better than aimlessly wandering round which you do at so many places. The price is...More

Thank Laurence G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful castle to visit, the inner courtyard with the yew tree is magnificent. The whole castle is lovingly conserved and the staff are all very helpful. The sheet map to guide you is well thought out. A highlight of the visit was being...More

Thank westhuhal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super visit to Skipton Castle. We were met with a lovely warm Yorkshire welcome from Wendy in the ticket office who kindly explained the map for us and the best place to start out castle adventure. So happy the dogs can enjoy the walk around...More

Thank jinglekels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon out the staff were friendly and it was great not to see a ruined castle not blown up after the Civil war or left to decay.You could just image what it was like in the mid 17th C The small grounds were picturesque.Parking...More

Thank Mick473
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical place and mostly under cover. Staff and guides very informative and helpful. Small cafe on site but only instant coffee.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is well preserved and as you walk around following the guide sheet you learn why it is in such good condition. The tour takes you around the accessible parts of the building but not all of them are "accessible" in modern terms!. Some...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a lovely morning at Skipton Castle. The staff were incredibly welcoming and there was plenty to look at. Would have been nice for a few more bits on display inside the actual castle but it didn’t affect our visit! On...More

Thank trundrumbalind2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a visit but the entrance price is a bit steep. We had a guide which brought the place to life. All the rooms are empty.

Thank nicknike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on Sunday with our 3 small children & friends. It was lovely to explore the castle & the little ones enjoyed it to. The staff were so friendly & helpful & told us lots of interesting facts about the castle. We were...More

Thank Kerry C
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Traci M |
Yes you can. We took our shih tzus all through the castle and grounds. Very dog friendly.
14 June 2018|
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Response from Lorri855 | Reviewed this property |
Not when I was there. Never heard of that happening
alan b
27 April 2018|
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Response from CRTsTravels | Reviewed this property |
Here you go, Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am) Last admission is at 5pm (October - March 4pm) Closed 23rd, 24th & 25th December Adults: £8.30 Children (5-17): £5.20 Children under 5: free Over 60s... More