Skipton is a really quaint little town somewhere west of York and not far from Leeds. I wish I had taken a photo of the actual High Street in the town because it really was lovely. It seemed quite a walk into town when we got off the train because we didn't no exactly where the castle was and.....drat it all......it decided to start raining too. I had never visited here before, even though, it is not that far away from my birth town so I had no idea of the layout of the land but from experience, if you aim to make your way to the High Street, there are usually some signposts, a town map or even an information kiosk.
|taken on the towpath next to the canal below the castle wall|
|the main building of the castle|
|inside the courtyard|
|information signs like these could also be found throughout.|
|Lord Cliffords bed chamber......Impressive but I bet it was freezing cold in winter!|
|some of the weathered steps in the castle meaning we had to watch our foot placement constantly|
On the train back to York we realised we had not really had anything substantial to eat and by the time we got there it would be too late for lunch but yet too early for dinner so we decided to compromise and promised ourselves an Afternoon Tea at Betty's.
The queue this time was outside the door but we were determined we were going to indulge so we joined the line. Fortunately, it was mostly made up of a big group ahead of us that got seated shortly after so we were at least within the warmth of the doorway before too long. I was really hoping for a table upstairs this time but no such luck so we headed downstairs and were given a lovely little cubicle.
|Afternoon Tea for Two......Oh My!|