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Skipton Castle Events  2019





Friday 19 April 2019

10:00 to 17:00

Good Friday Donation

For the 33rd successive year. Skipton Castle is donating all the admission charges to Martin House & St Gemma's Hospice.






Sunday 21 to Monday 22 April 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

The Yorkshire Highwayman

Come and meet John Nevison one of Britain's most notorious highwaymen, a gentleman rogue supposedly nicknamed Swift Nick by King Charles II after a renowned 200 mile dash from Kent to York to establish an alibi for a robbery he had committed earlier that day.





Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

 15th Century War of the Roses

Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars with the Red Wyvern Society. See a recreation of a medieval campsite within the castle grounds and the garrison demonstrate their arms and armour.




Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)


Re-Live 1380 Medieval Life




Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 July 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

Stone Carving Association

Demonstration from a group who share a keen interest in the craft of stone carving, which they promote through public exhibitions. Come and have a go.





Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 July 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

15 Century Castle Life

Buckingham’s Retinue recreates life as it may have been in Skipton during the Wars of the Roses





Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 August 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

The Trayned Bands

See this Civil War Regiment prepare for battle against the Parliamentarian army





Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 August 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

 Pirate Captain

Come and meet this stranded Pirate Captain and hear his tales





Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 August 2019

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

12 Century Knights

Hear the walls echo to the sounds of swords and shields from re-enactors, Historia Normannis. See medieval craftsmen demonstrate their trades, knights display their prowess.





Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 August 2019

Meet the Governor

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

Come and meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English Civil War

Hear about the castle's siege and skirmishes its garrison have already fought and how the

King's cause is faring in Yorkshire.





Normal admissions to events apply unless stated otherwise