I took a large number of images of Skipton Castle during our recent visit. The bright sunshine actually made photography rather difficult. The sequence of images could be much longer if I had better images and I pushed my luck too far with my exceptionally patient wife! All the images have comments - if you wish to read them you will have to click on the image number to hold it on screen.
The castle first came into existence in 1090 when Robert de Romville, a norman baron, built a primitive fort. It did not stand up well to the ravaging Scots and was later replaced with a formiddable stone castle standing on the top of a rocky bluff overlooking the Eller Beck.
From 1310 when Edward II granted the property until 1676 the castle was inextricably linked with the Clifford family - it was their principal seat for much of this time.
During the Civil War it was the last Royalist bastion in the North, yielding only after a three-year siege in 1645. 全lighted' under the orders of Cromwell, the castle was skilfully restored by the Lady Anne Clifford. The Clifford banner flies over the castle with the approval of Lord Clifford of Chudleigh.
The castle is exceptionally well preserved with roofs still in place.
External views were challenging - there were things in the way so this first view is taken inside the grounds showing one of the drum towers.
1/125s f8 ISO 100 EF-S @ 22mm
I hope you enjoy the journey... Mike
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