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.

Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£374-£598
3 star rating
Hallams Yard
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Situated close to Skipton’s town centre and an excellent base for exploring the Dales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£279-£639
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
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West Lodge ref: CC214111

Langbar near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£433-£972
4 star rating
Situated within the heart of the Wharfe Valley, this property has beautiful, elevated views across to Ilkley Moor and Bolton Abbey. Bustling Skipton is just eight miles.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Stank House Farm ref: IZM

Bolton Abbey, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£1687-£3127
5 star rating
With panoramic views from the garden, and views of Bolton Abbey from the master bedroom, this holiday property is set in a stunning location.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Prior Hall Cottage ref: DC5450

Malham, Skipton & Area

£1082-£1735
4 star rating
A superb detached character property which is stylishly furnished.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£231-£537
3 star rating
Located in Malhamdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property enjoys shared 8-acre grounds in an idyllic setting.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£269-£566
3 star rating
Situated in a picturesque village, with majestic views of Malham Cove from the rear, this cosy cottage is the perfect getaway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Granary Cottage ref: 12518

Kirkby Malham, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£0-£0
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House ref: B5065

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£513-£1317
4 star rating
With plenty of space for 10 guests Delph House makes a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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The Byre ref: IFW

Airton, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£434-£850
4 star rating
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
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The Nook ref: DC5183

Bank Newton near Gargrave, Skipton & Area

£371-£477
4 star rating
17th Century cottage with south facing garden located in the hamlet of Bank Newton
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£441-£825
3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Town End Farm Cottages - Cove View ref: IFV

Airton, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£480-£1010
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
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£402-£727
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
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Rose Cottage ref: CC212512

Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£357-£666
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
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