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.

Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£331-£852
4 star rating
Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House
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Close to the bustling market town of Skipton with its large Norman castle and church dominating the top of the High Street.
  • Sleeps
    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£462-£867
4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ghyll Cottage ref: UK2108

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£356-£809
0 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
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Fallow House ref: CC214005

Paythorne near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£510-£1073
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
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Blue Buttons ref: ITN

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£520-£909
5 star rating
On the edge of Skipton, lies this charming cottage within the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for a couple romantic getaway.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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River Place ref: 25396

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£269-£645
3 star rating
Full of character and set just off the village green, enjoys views of the river and the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£339-£762
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£374-£598
3 star rating
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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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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The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£323-£817
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
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Hutter Hill Barn West ref: DC5391

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£327-£601
4 star rating
Beautiful rural location with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£337-£587
4 star rating
Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, Fernside Cottage is an ideal choice for couples on a romantic break.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Belgravia Cottage ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£278-£421
3 star rating
Lovely ground floor cottage within a short walk of Skipton’s town centre.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£402-£748
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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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£248-£584
3 star rating
Overlooking the village green and river, the area is ideal for picnics or sitting on the bench and admiring the view.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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