Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Guardians of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years.
Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Guardian of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, Skipton Castle, once home to the famous Clifford Lords, is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England.

Fully roofed, it is a fascinating and delightful place to explore in any season – from atmospheric Dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court – a free self-guiding Tour Sheet is available in 10 languages.

You may relax on the peaceful Chapel Terrace with its fine views over the town and woods, and enjoy traditional fare in the Clifford Tea-rooms. The Castle stands at the head of the bustling High Street of this lively unspoilt town with its popular market.

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Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Winter Opening
  • Plant Sales
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads

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Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW

01756 792442

Opening times

Open every day from 10am (Sundays from 11am). Last admissions 5pm (October – March 4pm). Closed 23-25 December.

Visits can be pre-booked online here.


Castle entrance gateway at the head of the High Street. Large car and coach park nearby. The Bailey Car Park BD23 1UA.

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