Skipton & Area

The Gateway to the Dales.....

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 Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, Skipton & Area

£281-£431
4 star rating
The Shippon
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
An idyllic rural setting with stunning views with under floor heating throughout. Ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Canal Cottage ref: DC4486

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£310-£569
0 star rating
Comfortable cottage with canalside views, a short walk from the town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£264-£571
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£311-£485
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

Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£347-£587
4 star rating
Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

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
  • Changeover
    FRI

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
  • Changeover
    SAT

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
    SAT

Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£263-£529
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

Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£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
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Granary ref: 29612

Otterburn, nr. Malham, Skipton & Area

£256-£614
3 star rating
Enjoy a walking holiday, with many walks from the door and the Pennine Way just 1 mile away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hutter Hill Barn East ref: DC4714

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£260-£467
4 star rating
Extensive open countryside views across the Dales, ideal for walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£353-£737
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bull Barn ref: DC5453

Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

£804-£1315
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