Skipton Castle is fully intact and privately owned, so full access is not allowed (yes, there is a family who lives there). But the half you can visit is the medieval bit, very well preserved. And the walk around the castle is highly recommended.
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23 Astounding Civil War Battlefield Photos
A Confederate Soldier Mans a Canon at Gloucester Point, Virginia
James Longstreet (January 1821 – January 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.
Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life
Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is pictured here. Artillery professor at Virginia Military Institute. Considered "Lee's Right Arm", Jackson helped to lead the Army of Northern Virginia to victory at the First and Second Manassas, the Valley Campaign of 1862, Seven Days Battles, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Jackson was a victim of friendly-fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and would soon die of pneumonia resulting from his wounds.