holidays in skipton

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


As above but with cannon drill and firing during displays.

10am – 6pm (Sunday 12 noon – 6pm)

For more details, visit the Skipton Castle website.

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