Visit Skipton Castle, a 900 year old medieval castle and one of the best preserved in England, and discover every nook and cranny from the privy to the banqueting hall. There is plenty to keep you busy here. You can also enjoy special events such as live theatre in the grounds to fighting displays of the famous War of the Roses.
Opening Times: Daily from 10am (Sunday 12 noon), except for 25 December. Last admission is at 6pm (October - February 4pm).
The Robin is one of the UK's favourite birds and they can be seen throughout the year. Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast. Photo by Mike Lane Photography
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The national flower of Scotland is the thistle.