Skipsea Castle

Skipsea Castle

Skipsea Castle
2.5
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2.5
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david221b
Driffield, UK271 contributions
A mound of earth with a few bricks
Sep 2019
I really wouldnt bother, I cant recall a "Castle" that has so little left of it. There isnt anything here save for a high mound of earth. Nothing to commend it as a visitor attraction
Written August 31, 2020
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John W
Bacup, UK78 contributions
Research before you're misled
Aug 2020
It is advertised as ancient ruins but there is hardly any evidence that the castle even existed, just a picture of what the castle may have looked like. Worthless attraction, I'd recommend Burton Agnes Manor House a few miles north.
Written August 25, 2020
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sfuhere
uk655 contributions
Lockdown tourism...
May 2020 • Couples
There was a castle here 800 years ago. Now there’s just a very large mound of earth where the castle was. Strangely, I found it quite fascinating, but it’s very much a question of having to use your imagination. Crows were circling the mound when we visited which added to the atmosphere.

It’s free to enter and is open under lockdown just the same. So it’s maybe a good choice while everything else is closed. Just don’t expect too much.
Written May 20, 2020
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philipnicholas24
huddersfield36 contributions
Fantastic
Feb 2020 • Solo
Great place. Now thought to be over 4,000 year old earth works. Timeless and obviously a very important place in prehistoric life
Written February 29, 2020
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boss365
South Yorkshire, UK4 contributions
interesting history, not much to see
Nov 2019
nice for a short leisurely walk , but not really much to see. no parking either to speak of. interesting history though.
Written December 7, 2019
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TenJw
Yorkshire, UK24 contributions
Possibly the biggest and highest iron age fort in Britain..
Sep 2019
According to the Round Mounds project this is probably the biggest and highest iron age fort which was surrounded by a mere in the whole of Britain, the nearest one similar being in France. They still have to do further investigations on it to be certain but core samples prove it is far older than first thought.. It's 'recent' history of Drogo's castle is well known locally, he poisoned his wife who was the niece of William the Conqueror and then scarpered. Don't expect a full castle, when the castle was built it was made of wood with very few stones being used. You can also see the 'ramparts' or outer 'walls' of the castle. The whole thing is on the English Heritage endangered list because of the mere being silted up in the 1700's for farm land plus erosion of the soil and materials used to build it in the first place.. You can see the mound from the road but can also walk across to it using the public path... there are generally cattle in the field so suggest keeping dogs on a lead and cleaning up after them. Lots more information about it on the Endlish Heritage site.
Written October 20, 2019
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freyah
Manchester, UK33 contributions
Where?
Oct 2019 • Couples
So quite a few times we drove past the brown signs for Skipsea castle and I was adamant we would stop at some point to got and have a nosey. Well shocked to say the least.. There is no castle anymore, just a field where it used to be but is now full of cows 🤦🏻‍♀️ very interesting to read about though!
Written October 11, 2019
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chynagirl1
Sunderland, UK1,320 contributions
Skipsea hill
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is something you would stop and spend five minutes but not make a day of it. If you are a bit unfit you might struggle to get over the turnstile I did.
Written September 13, 2019
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kirstyjohnc
mamchester25 contributions
What castle???
Aug 2019 • Family
So we drive round looking for a castle, turn up at this big hill we had drove past a million times looking for the castle only to find out that this was actually 'skipsea castle' after dodging ten tons of cow poo we got to the top of the grass hill and that was that. Disappointed kids and parents..
Written August 29, 2019
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Libor Be
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK102 contributions
Good to see but not a day trip...
Aug 2019 • Family
Skipsea Castle is ancient ruin, nothing more-nothing less. Don’t expect guided tour, toilets or gift shop; you wouldn’t find it.
However, it’s a fantastic opportunity to see how design of this millennium old structure remained embedded into this countryside. Yes, it’s field in middle of nowhere and yes, there are cows and cow dunk yet these really just reminding us the passing of time and all will inevitably perish.
It’s great place to see if you’re in the vicinity.
Written August 11, 2019
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