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.

Miller Cottage ref: UK2176

Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£355-£874

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3 star rating
Miller Cottage
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A rural, riverside paradise close to Malham Tarn, and within easy reach of the pretty market towns of Settle and Skipton.
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The Bailey ref: CC214008

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£346-£595

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3 star rating
All on one level and just two minutes walk into Skipton town centre
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£453-£848

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3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£310-£642

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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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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£274-£604

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3 star rating
Overlooking the village green and river, the area is ideal for picnics or sitting on the bench and admiring the view.
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The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£281-£443

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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.
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Hartley Hare Cottage ref: CC214110

Addingham near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£449-£886

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Tranquilly set in a village with an array of good pubs, this cottage lies close to Ilkley, Skipton and Bolton Abbey, ideal for picnics by the River Wharfe - you can even bring the dog too!
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The Granary ref: 29612

Otterburn, near Malham, Skipton & Area

£0-£633

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3 star rating
Enjoy a walking holiday, with many walks from the door and the Pennine Way just 1 mile away.
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The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£335-£842

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4 star rating
A spacious, elevated barn conversion with far-reaching views, ideal for exploring the Dales, Skipton, Ilkley and Brontë Country.
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The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£948-£2723

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5 star rating
Overlooking the River Aire, this property is in a wonderful location provides amazing walks right from the door with stunning scenery.
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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£278-£601

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3 star rating
Situated in a picturesque village, with majestic views of Malham Cove from the rear, this cosy cottage is the perfect getaway.
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The Lodge ref: 16842

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£258-£553

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Set just off the centre of this historic market town with its medieval castle, The Lodge is a relaxing accommodation for everyone.
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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£311-£646

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4 star rating
Tucked away in a quiet location, yet within easy reach to enjoy all the attractions this lively market town has to offer.
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Belgravia Cottage ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£285-£433

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3 star rating
Lovely ground floor cottage within a short walk of Skipton’s town centre.
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Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£236-£552

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Located in Malhamdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property enjoys shared 8-acre grounds in an idyllic setting.
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