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Your Visit

We are delighted to be welcoming you back! We are pleased to announce that we are now open for 7 days a week,  Monday to Sunday from 10am-4pm (last admissions),

Your safety is our priority. Please book online and at least 24 hours in advance for a guaranteed time slot.This also helps manage numbers, limit queuing and reduce contact for a more enjoyable and relaxed experience. Skipton Castle has received the new Visit Britain Kitemark "Good to Go" in recognition of our continuing work to make Skipton Castle as safe as we can for all our visitors and staff. We will continue to follow UK industry and government updates based on the latest advice. Bookings for self guiding tours are available now via our website.

If you are a Friend of Skipton Castle, please call the office on 01756 792442 or admin@skiptoncastle.co.uk to book your visit during office hours Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. We will need your contact details: Name, Tel, Email and the number in your group to make your booking. You will receive a confirmation email which you will need to bring along with your Friends card. Please note your friends membership has been extended by 4 months.



We aim to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

BOOK ONLINE IN ADVANCE. On arrival you will be asked for your name and booking reference.

KEEP HANDS CLEAN. Installation of hand sanitising stations are on-site for visitors and staff.

SELF GUIDING ONE-WAY ROUTE. There will be a self-guiding one-way route for up to an hour and a half around the ancient castle. Helpful signage will allow for social distancing. There is no time limit in the grounds.

FACE COVERING. Please wear face covering in all indoor areas of the Castle.

TOILETS OPEN. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the toilets. Please use sanitisers available.

PAYMENTS. No cash will be accepted - contactless payments only.

SHOP + REFRESHMENTS. Our Clifford Tearooms will remain temporarily closed but refreshments can be purchased from the Castle shop. Only 2 people at a time can enter and will be called in by our friendly staff

PARKING. The Bailey Carpark BD23 1UA is now open 7 days a week , Monday to Sunday 9.30am -5pm. Payments at the Kiosk with a card or contactless only. Thank you

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