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.

Town End Farm Cottages - Stable Cottage ref: IFU

Airton, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£480-£1014
4 star rating
Town End Farm Cottages - Stable Cottage
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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
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Blue Buttons ref: ITN

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£506-£897
5 star rating
On the edge of Skipton, lies this charming cottage within the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for a couple romantic getaway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bailey ref: CC214008

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£532-£532
3 star rating
All on one level and just two minutes walk into Skipton town centre
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Granary ref: 29612

Otterburn, nr. Malham, Skipton & Area

£256-£600
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
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    FRI

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

The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£922-£2519
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
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    FRI

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
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Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£344-£737
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Fallow House ref: CC214005

Paythorne near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£510-£1035
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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    FRI

Meadowcroft ref: 30288

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£293-£688
4 star rating
A delightful semi-detached holiday property, set on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Skipton.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£289-£526
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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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
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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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Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£331-£852
4 star rating
Close to the bustling market town of Skipton with its large Norman castle and church dominating the top of the High Street.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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
  • Changeover
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