Clues To Go   -    Skipton

A compact walk (less than 1 mile) around the centre of this Yorkshire market town, visiting the Leeds & Liverpool Canal as it passes through the town, a short walk up to the castle and then an exploration of the High Street & Market place. It is suitable for a family group or group of friends. The questions are not difficult and mainly observational.

After the battle of Marston Moor (1644) Skipton was the only town still loyal to the Royalists in the North. The castle was then under seige for over a year. After the surrender, Cromwell had the roof removed, and it was only restored 10 years later upon condition that it was not strong enough to support cannon.

 

The town has 4 market days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat).This short route around the town starts from the Bus Station. There is a public car park close by & also public toilets. Other car parks are signposted as you enter the town. You can also arrive in Skipton by bus or train. 

The Leeds-Liverpool canal is Britain's longest inland waterway, opened in 1816. It took 46 years to build and cost 5 times the original budget.

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