Friday, April 19, 2013

Skipton Castle in Yorkshire




I will never pass up a chance to explore a castle.
I want to see every one in Europe.  (It could happen.)
When we found out that we were close to one in our drive through Yorkshire, we decided to stop.
Skipton is an adorable little town.  There was a market and we had lunch at a local pub.  
The castle is the centerpiece of the town.  According to their website,

"Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year."

I'm so glad we stopped.  It was fascinating to walk through all of the rooms.  
In the center is a beautiful courtyard with a great tree standing guard.

Skipton Castle is privately owned and there are no audio tours or guided tours,
but we were provided with a free tour sheet to guide us through.
Admission was £7 each and it was a great way to spend a few hours.  

Add it to your list if you are in Yorkshire.  


  1. Have never seen Skipton Castle in all the times I've been over to the UK. It is wonderful...thank you for the photo's.....

  2. Can't say i've ever been to Skipton castle, which as a Yorkshire lass is probably a crime, lovely photographs though!

  3. What an idyllic castle. I'm charmed by them too and this one is so... "castley".I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. And that yew tree was planted in 1659!! One of my favorite features there is that you can see how the walls were made thinner after the civil war. Made for some nice window seats, if you ask me!

  5. I so loved that center courtyard. And I think I took hundreds of pictures of the windows. The toilet was a kick, too. Just a hole in the floor leading down to a stream. Becky told us about it. I'm so glad we stopped. xoxo

  6. Before I moved, I had a screensaver that featured castles. I told Matt I wanted to visit every one of them. We haven't quite gotten that list yet. But, there are so many to visit. I love them. Thanks for reading and commenting!! xoxo


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