Things to see and do - Skipton
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
Robert of Clifford fortified it in the early 14C. The fine Conduit Court was built by the 10th count but the current castle owes much to the restoration undertaken by Lady Anne Clifford (1589-1676) after the ravages of the civil war. She added a para..
Bolton Priory was founded by the Augustinians in around 1154 in a setting of great beauty on a bend in the River Wharfe. On the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1534, the lead was stripped from all the roofs except for the nave of the church and the..
The church was enlarged in the 15C; its fine roof dates back to 1488 and the rood screen from 1533. After the Dissolution of the monasteries, the members of the Clifford family were buried not in Bolton Priory , where they were previously buried, but..
Museums and art
This small museum is devoted to local history, archaeology, costume and life.