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Skipsea Castle

Beeford Rd, Skipsea Brough, Driffield YO25 8TH, UK

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About Skipsea Castle

The Norman castle at Skipsea, built in about 1086, was the residence and administrative centre of the lords of Holderness. William the Conqueror created the lordship of Holderness, a vast area from the Humber estuary to Bridlington. The most interesting thing about visiting Skipsea Castle is that the site is set in open farmland, so open, in fact, that you can easily see the extent and shape of the bailey banks and ditches that surround the site.



Attractions near Skipsea Castle

Skirlington market3.39km from Skipsea Castle

A  fantastic Indoor market at Skirlington with a great variety of stalls, after a complete refurbishment in 2019. Take a break at The Grainstore or Zoe's Café and watch the bustle of the indoor market.  Inside the original farm buildings you will find over 100 stalls, two indoor cafes with the best breakfasts, Jacket potatoes, freshly made sandwiches,  and The Cow Shed license bar selling a great value Sunday Lunch.

Fraisthorpe Beach7.73km from Skipsea Castle

Fraisthorpe Beach is ideal for an enjoyable day out and it's low clay cliffs make it easily accessible for all ages. It has plenty of space to walk and  is also popular with Windsurfers. The sea is very shallow for a good way out. There were many pillbox structures lining this section of land during the two World Wars.

Hall Garth Park8.29km from Skipsea Castle

A beautiful and greenish outdoor park which is a recreational haven for walkers. It also contains a free skatepark specifically designed to suit skaters of all abilities without compromising on fun. A variety of events are held at the park such as the Hornsea and East Riding Cross Country Championship and Hornsea Carnival.

Hornsea8.43km from Skipsea Castle

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, England, which covers an area of 467 acres and lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding.  It is also a center for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips, and fishing.  One of the iconic attraction which is surrounded by greenery where you can spend some free time in your busy life.

Hornsea Museum8.43km from Skipsea Castle

An award-winning museum depicts the changing patterns of village life over the past centuries, which was based in an 18th Century farmhouse. Here you can see a Victorian bedroom, a dairy, washhouse, workshops, barn, cart bays full of tools and implements from local industry, railway memorabilia, and of course an almost full range of Hornsea Pottery dating from 1949 to the factory’s closure in 2000.

Wassand Hall9km from Skipsea Castle

Wassand Hall is a fine Regency House in beautiful tranquil surroundings between Seaton and Hornsea on the B1244, approximately 12 miles east of Beverley, 18 miles north of Hull. The Estate has been in one family ownership since 1530 and enjoys beautiful walled gardens, woodland walk and half-mile park walk with views of Hornsea Mere which belongs to the Estate.

Where is Skipsea Castle

Discover more attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, where Skipsea Castle is located

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.