Home Forums Medieval Skipton Castle – A Jewell of the North

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #171516
    carojon
    Participant

    A few weeks ago, I spent time exploring the delights of North Yorkshire, which included a trip to the nine hundred year old Skipton Castle, family seat of the Clifford Family.

    The family and castle have a rich history that have shaped England and Britain which include characters such as ‘Butcher’ Clifford, the 9th Lord Clifford, killed at Towton, and Lady Anne Clifford who resurrected Skipton after its slighting by Cromwell after it gained the distinction for resisting a long siege and being the last northern Royalist stronghold to surrender.

    If you would like to see my impression of this great castle together with a very enjoyable historic pub to conclude our visit, then follow the link to JJ’s.

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2022/04/skipton-castle-castle-jewel-of-north.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #171518
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Looks an interesting place to visit.

    Don’t think we have ever made it to the castle but it’s a dangerous place for shopping (esp if you like pork pies) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the post – one to try and see.

    #171564
    carojon
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    The whole area made for a very nice week away, with Skipton one of the highlights, and yes I agree about the pies, certainly if the queue outside the best Pork Pie shop in Yorkshire was anything to go by.

    Cheers

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #171591
    Ian Booth
    Participant

    I have friends form College who now live in Skipton and it is lovely! Bolton Abbey is nice there too!

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.