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Good Earthworks - no ruins

Ok, I like my castles and Skipsea is a very good example of a motte and bailey castle. There’s no... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
smith1265
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Read the history before you go and use some imagination

We knew what to expect and yet we went anyway, there is an information board and if you use your... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Laurista
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Ruardean, United Kingdom
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15 Jul 2018
“Good Earthworks - no ruins ”
8 Nov 2018
“beautiful setting”
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Beeford Road, Skipsea YO25 8TH, England
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

stunning views for all areas ...great walks for young and old age pensioners .. my dogs loved it . not too rocky or hilly just right xxxx

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jean-mcguinness
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

what can you say about a mound of earth with grass growing on it.i can’t think of a reason to visit this place.reading about it will be more interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

nothing to do in skipsea, boring no pubs no shops chippy closed one post office. skipsea sands holiday park is a complete horror story,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dp3653
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

we drove past this several times and it is literally a mound of earth!! dont even bother trying to find somewhere to park!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank janine h
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Ok, I like my castles and Skipsea is a very good example of a motte and bailey castle. There’s no ruins. I looked at the previous reviews and thought that some of them were a little harsh. If you’re expecting a day out you’re going...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Skipsea Castle expecting a castle or at least some ruins but there was nothing there just a field where the castle used to be. There is parking for about two cars but nothing really to see at all. Although there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donna00000
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We knew what to expect and yet we went anyway, there is an information board and if you use your imagination you can see the castle and surroundings. Indeed you walk through a field of cows, yes you scramble up a rather large mound. However,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laurista
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Go on internet to learn about the castle before you go. Access is on a busy road and there is limited parking.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The English Heritage Guidebook does advise strong footwear for this site so we were forewarned. However, there is not much to see, just a large mound and earthworks, and to even see these it is necessary to paddle through a muddy field. Interesting as a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lucky we stopped as passing by to get to our caravan site and not made a trip out to it. There really isn't anything to look at but a few lumps and bumps. Thought maybe we would see some remains but nothing at all. If...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Emma T
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