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Skipton Castle

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High Street, Skipton, BD23 1AW


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Skipton Castle, superbly preserved castle, Yorkshire
Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top...

The History of Skipton Castle
The Honour of Skipton and the Castle of Skipton were granted by Edward the 2nd to Robert de Clifford. He had succeeded his mother Isabel de Vipont as hereditary Sheriff of Westmoreland and as Lord of half the Honour of Appleby and other Vipont estates in the North. In 1308 he ceded the barony of Sta...

Castles of the Yorkshire Dales · [ Skipton Castle ] · written by Glyn Harris for Daelnet's The Yorkshire Dales
During The English Civil War (1642 - 48 ) Skipton Castle was held by the Royalist, Sir John Mallory. With a garrison of three hundred men he held out for three years against a Parliamentary siege finally surrendering in 1645. Oliver Cromwell regarded Skipton Castle as one of the most serious threats...

Skipton Castle
From 1090 A.D. to the present day, a fortress has stood at Skipton in Yorkshire, England. Skipton Castle has endured invasion, civil war and the passage of time; it is one of the best preserved buildings of its kind in Europe. This website has been created by The Bedlam Web Group. The photographs we...

Skipton Castle - North Yorkshire
In the 1650's Lady Anne Clifford was allowed to restore the castle on the condition that the upper walls were thinner and the roof was not made strong enough to support cannon. The rainwater gutters have the family arms and the year 1659 which was the d...

Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Ingleton Yorkshire Dales Tourist Information UK
Skipton really is the southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, and will keep you busy for hours. Attractions to visit include Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey and the beautiful Parcevall Hall Gardens. If you enjoy golf you can practice on the driving range at White Hills. The Craven Museum in Skipton is...

BBC - h2g2 - Yorkshire's Castles: Skipton Castle
The heart of the castle consists of six towers and their interlocking rooms, and a great hall arranged around a small open court in the centre. To the east of this lies a more modern range of buildings called the Long Gallery, built in 1536, which remains a private residence. This, though, does not ...

Skipton Castle - Visit Lancashire
Come and explore one of the most complete medieval castles in England - survivor of the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War, still fully roofed. See the lovely conduit court, descend to the dungeon then picnic on the chapel terrace or enjoy traditional fare in the tea rooms. The shop sells a wide ra...

UKTV History: Britain's Best: Skipton Castle
During the Civil War it was the last Royalist bastion in the North, yielding only after a three-year siege in 1645. 'Slighted' under the orders of Cromwell, the castle was skilfully restored by the redoubtable Lady Anne Clifford and today visitors can climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top ...

Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society - Skipton Castle
From the first timber castle imposed before 1100 on the small pre-Conquest settlement, by the Norman lord Robert de Romilly, Dr Spence takes us on a carefully focused journey. He describes the form the buildings took and who was responsible for the work. In the case of each particular lord of Skipto...

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