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Skipton Castle, Yorkshire

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Skipton Castle, Yorkshire
Skipton, Yorkshire, England
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Historic Skipton Castle is a wonderfully well preserved medieval castle in the heart of the old market town of Skipton, just outside the southern fringe of the Yorkshire Dales. The castle was built by Robert de Romille around 1090 and was granted to the Clifford family in 1310. It was restored by Lady Anne Clifford around 1659 - one of many historic sites in Yorkshire and Cumbria restored by Lady Clifford. The centrepiece of the castle is a lovely cobbled courtyard with a yew tree planted by Lady Clifford to celebrate the restoration of the castle.

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