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Skipton Castle - A Complete Medieval Fortress

Tour Sheets - Available in Ten Languages

School and Youth Groups

Young visitors can explore every corner of this splendidly preserved medieval castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. They will find out about the individuals and events that have shaped the castle from Norman times to the present day.

Skipton Castle offers National Curriculum related activities and worksheets for History, Science, Technology and Geography and a Teachers' Resource Pack.

Teachers Resource Pack

The teachers resource pack (70 pages) is available from the castle at £13.50 plus postage charges.  BUY NOW

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Interactive guided tours for primary and secondary groups

Our experienced guides lead tours to stimulate pupils' imagination, sharpen their observational and deductive skills and increase their enjoyment of the past. Talks span many areas of the curriculum and include discussions on:

  • Medieval warfare/castle defence
  • Building materials and techniques
  • Medieval and Tudor architecture
  • The Castle's role in the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War
  • 'Butcher' Clifford and his family, and their links with Royalty
  • Coats of Arms
  • The Household and its servants
  • Heating/lighting/water supplies 
  • Medieval and Tudor cookery.

The classrooms at Skipton CastleServices for schools

  • Free preparatory visits for teachers
  • Teachers' Resource Pack
  • Free Guided Tours adapted to all Key Stages
  • Indoor and outdoor picnic areas
  • Classrooms and cloakrooms
  • A shop selling souvenirs and refreshments
  • Free coach parking for pre-booked groups

School Admissions

School parties (all ages) £8.00 per head. One free supervising teacher with every five children. Guides are available for pre-booked parties of 15 or more at no extra cost .

To arrange a visit and book a guided tour, please contact:

Ivan Ferris
Skipton Castle,
North Yorkshire.
BD23 1AW
Tel: 01756 792442


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