Despite having lived in either Yorkshire or Lancashire most of my life I’d never visited Skipton Castle, which pretty much sits between the two counties.
This Christmas holiday (this is a VERY delayed blog post!) Jonny’s parents took us there for a lovely afternoon out.
It was bitterly cold but the incredible building more than made up for that. I hadn’t realised just how intact the castle still was. You could almost wander in and set up home there now. Albeit a very cold home.
We wandered around following the guide, marvelling at the 400 year old Yew tree, and investigating the 12th Century chapel remains.
I would definitely recommend Skipton Castle for a day out if you’ve never been before! I’m already contemplating taking Jonny back there once the weather is warmer, to take some photos of the fortress against a summer sky!