Skipton Castle (Skipton) Reviews
Newest Review: ... with castle life. Another kitchen, a great banqueting hall, the Lord's bedchamber and a watchtower. It is here you really see where the castle was "slighted" (** see later for a little more information) by Cromwell especially where the walls were weakened. It is said that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a time at Skipton Castle and often looked out of the withdrawing room to the north towards Scotland. Other Information I do have some mobility problems, but with care and taking my time I was able to explore all areas. However it isn't suitable for wheelchair access except for the outer grounds. Even then, there are qui... more
Customer Skipton Castle (Skipton) Reviews (1)
by - written on 15/04/08 (Very useful, 174 readings)
~ Visited 12th June 2007 ~ Skipton Castle is over 900 years old, although the smallest in Yorkshire is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England. It is still fully roofed (one reason it has been preserved so well). It is best known for having withstood siege by Parliamentary forces for three years. The castle lies on a steep cliff (You can still travel via barge on the quarter mile branch canal to connect the quarries of Lord Thanet with the new Leeds Liverpool Canal, 1773) On top of the cliff running parallel to it is the Castles Great Hall. This is a 2 story building. Protecting the hall are 6 drum towers which make up the main ... Read the complete review
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