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.

West Lodge ref: CC214111

Langbar near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£386-£928
4 star rating
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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
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Town End Farm Cottages - Stable Cottage ref: IFU

Airton, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£480-£1061
4 star rating
Superbly located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with long-distance views from the rear towards Malham Cove.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bull Barn ref: DC5453

Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

£804-£1278
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

Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£264-£551
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

Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£219-£535
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
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Belgravia Cottage ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£278-£410
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£206-£565
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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£239-£652
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

Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£233-£404
0 star rating
Located within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton’s town centre.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£374-£582
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

Walker Fold ref: CC215003

Burnsall near Grassington, Skipton & Area

£0-£0
0 star rating
Delightful converted barn with beautiful surrounding scenery close to Grassington
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SA

Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House ref: B5065

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£516-£1273
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
    SAT

The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£858-£2518
5 star rating
Overlooking the River Aire, this property is in a wonderful location provides amazing walks right from the door with stunning scenery.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Prior Hall Cottage ref: DC5450

Malham, Skipton & Area

£1082-£1686
4 star rating
A superb detached character property which is stylishly furnished.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, Skipton & Area

£274-£420
4 star rating
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