Skipton is a bustling market town situated in a unique location, the Aire Gap, which enables visitors to explore some of northern England's outstanding beauty spots. The Yorkshire Dales lie to the north and give Skipton its name of 'The Gateway to the Dales'. The rolling green pastures of the Ribble Valley lie to the west and lead to the Lake District.

Millstone grit moorland stretches to the south and east of Skipton, leading to Bronte Country and good road, rail and air links from the cities of Bradford and Leeds. There's an open air market four days a week, traditional shops and a vibrant, modern commercial centre.

There's a rich history in Skipton. The 900-year old castle has dominated the town since the Norman Conquest. Although part of Yorkshire, Skipton supported the Lancastrians during the War of the Roses. and during the Civil War, was the only Royalist stronghold in northern England.

This is one of the most scenic stretches of the Leeds - Liverpool Canal, which passes through the town centre and around Skipton Castle like a moat. You can take a half hour trip around the castle or day trips to outlying areas.

The canal takes you to Gargrave village, close to the source of the River Aire and the spectacular limestone gorges at Malham. Here you can enjoy dozens of walks around the remote moorland, stunning glical formations such as Malham Tarn and even spot the Peregrine Falcons nesting high on the cliffs.

The village of Embsay, just outside Skipton, hosts a terminal of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The train stops just outside Bolton Abbey, a lovely place for picnic.

The Byre ref: IFW

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£436-£864
4 star rating
The Byre
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With its own lovely garden, guests have the chance to relax and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales views of Malham Cove.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£275-£552
3 star rating
Located near to Skipton Castle, this delightful holiday cottage ensures a perfect base from which to explore the town.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£293-£678
3 star rating
A few minutes’ walk from the centre of Skipton, the thriving market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Meadowcroft ref: 30288

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£311-£708
4 star rating
A delightful semi-detached holiday property, set on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Skipton.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Roe Cottage ref: CC214006

Paythorne near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£363-£750
4 star rating
Ideally placed between the quaint market towns of Skipton and Settle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£330-£499
4 star rating
Beautiful village location with country inns and shops, and an excellent base.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Town End Farm Cottages - Cove View ref: IFV

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£482-£1029
4 star rating
With fantastic views towards Malham Cove, this lovely cottage retains some original features filling it with charm and character.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bull Barn ref: DC5453

Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

£827-£1353
4 star rating
17th Century barn conversion with wood burning stove located within the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£404-£778
4 star rating
Nestled away is this wonderful cottage, with easy access to the centre and ideally placed for walks in beautiful Yorkshire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Ghyll Cottage ref: UK2108

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£358-£828
3 star rating
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Nestled in a truly rural location, this holiday home is perfect for exploring the local delights, before heading back and relaxing with your feet up and a glass of wine.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£335-£842
4 star rating
A spacious, elevated barn conversion with far-reaching views, ideal for exploring the Dales, Skipton, Ilkley and Brontë Country.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£349-£761
3 star rating
An ideal home from which you can explore this stunning area direct from the door or tour the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£281-£443
3 star rating
An idyllic rural setting with stunning views with under floor heating throughout. Ideal for those with an adventurous spirit who want that get away from it all experience.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rose Cottage ref: CC212512

Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£359-£691
3 star rating
Situated in a quiet village close to Skipton with excellent transport links to the Dales, Leeds and York. Ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fallow House ref: CC214005

Paythorne near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£512-£1089
4 star rating
Located in a wonderful rural setting in rolling countryside on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI