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What’s on at Skipton Castle?

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. On their website you can now find a full listing of events that take place all year round.

On the 1st and 2nd August 2015 you can be a witness to Trayned Bandes military unit setting up an encampment during the English Civil War.

Saturday 10.00am – Soldiers’ camp open to public, sentries set and soldiers and civilians go about their duties for the day.

11.00am – Drill and firing display on lawn

2.00pm – Drill and firing display on lawn

3.00pm – Skirmish. The garrison is attacked by a party from the advance guard of the Parliamentarian Army.

4.00pm – Drill and firing display on lawn

Sunday

As above but with cannon drill and firing during displays.

10am – 6pm (Sunday 12 noon – 6pm)

For more details, visit the Skipton Castle website.

Yorkshire Food Revolution

William Banting was a notable English undertaker. Formerly suffering from obesity, he is also known for being the first to popularise a weight loss diet based on limiting intake of refined and easily digestible carbohydrates.

He undertook his dietary changes at the suggestion of Soho Square physician Dr. William Harvey, who in turn had learnt of this type of diet, but in the context of diabetes management, from attending lectures in Paris by Claude Bernard.

Join out for our first Banting dinner, more details on the events page.

Our functional recreation room opens!

Our new Functional Exercise room features the latest Impulse group training rig. The station is designed to be used for multi purpose training and features a Boxing Station, rebounded station and Dip Bar. In addition to the Impulse group training rig we also have a selection of Plyometric Platforms, Dumbbells from 2.5kg to 25kg, Kettlebells, Lifeline Power Wheel, Olympic Bars, Bumper plates, Gym Balls, Speed ladder and Medicine Balls.

The room is a perfect way to train either on your own or as a group. We are running circuit classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. To book a class or to arrange a induction to the Functional Exercise room contact a member of the Leisure Club Team on 01756 797477 or email the Leisure Club Manager for further details.