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Skipton Castle, which is over 900 years old, is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England and is open Daily throughout the year except Christmas Day.

Visitors, who are given a comprehensive tour sheet (available in 9 languages), can explore every corner of this impressive castle which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.  

Dogs are allowed within the Castle and grounds but must be kept on a lead.


Skipton Castle

Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsmans garden located at the heart of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The gardens are a hidden treasure and comprise of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens which rise up the hillside for 200 feet giving wonderful views in every direction.

Laid out by the late Sir William Milner from 1927 onwards, there are specimens from around the world including Western China and the Himalayas.


Parcevall Hall Gardens

Kilnsey Park

Come and explore Kilnsey Park, Wharfedale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales! It’s great fun with lots to see and do!

Pick up the special trail leaflets for kids. The first is to find different objects hidden around the Park and the second is the Kilnsey Park detective trail with lots of questions that need answering from clues around the Park.

The Fly Fishery is based around two spring fed lakes and are both approximately 1 acre in size.

Open all year round, there is also a cafe serving a full range of hot food and drinks.


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Pennine Cruisers is a family run business that takes great pride in offering excellent customer service.

They have boats for up to 4 people and 10 people for single day hire. Prices from £60, advance booking preferred but not always necessary.

Pennine Cruisers
19 Coach Street, Skipton
BD23 1LH
Telephone: 01756 795478
Email: info@penninecruisers.com

Pennine Cruisers

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