D T E FL G H Ma Mu
Click Here for key
Design and technology
Leisure and Tourism
Young visitors can explore every corner of this splendidly preserved medieval castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. They will find out about the individuals and events that have shaped the castle from Norman times to the present day.
Skipton Castle offers National Curriculum related activities and worksheets for History, Science, Technology and Geography.
Our experienced guides lead tours to stimulate pupils' imagination, sharpen their observational and deductive skills and increase their enjoyment of the past. Talks span many areas of the curriculum and include discussions on:
Medieval warfare/castle defence
Building materials and techniques
Medieval and Tudor architecture
The Castle's role in the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War
'Butcher' Clifford and his family, and their links with Royalty
Coats of Arms
The Household and its servants
Medieval and Tudor cookery.