Skipton is a town in North Yorkshire that has a historical castle, cobbled streets and the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep. There are so many things to enjoy and you can easily spend all day here exploring.
Skiptons Castle is a must visit and is one of England’s best-preserved Castles. You can explore around the grounds and inside and in medieval times, you would have had to cross over a bridge to get to it.
Once you have finished exploring the Castle, Skipton’s Castle woods is a great walk and spot for a picnic. The views of the castle from here are amazing and the paths through the woods are great for families.
The town is a market town and has an amazing market held for four days in the week, selling local produce to hand crafted gifts.
It also has its own museum and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Station isn’t far away and is another great attraction.
You also can’t visit Skipton without going to their famous canal and taking a tour on the boats.
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Every time I visit the Castle and enter the courtyard, I’m transported to the C S Lewis land of Narnia. The old square surrounded by the castle walls overlooked by the stone mullioned windows and the yew tree in the centre just reminds me of reading the books as a kid!
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