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 - Delph House ref: B5065

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£530-£1357

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4 star rating
Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House
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With plenty of space for 10 guests Delph House makes a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£349-£754

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3 star rating
An ideal home from which you can explore this stunning area direct from the door or tour the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£474-£892

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£239-£427

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Located within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton’s town centre.
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The Gardens ref: DC2344

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£622

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£293-£660

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3 star rating
A few minutes’ walk from the centre of Skipton, the thriving market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£273-£595

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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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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£278-£589

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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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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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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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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    3
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    2
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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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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Canal Cottage ref: DC4486

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£318-£585

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Comfortable cottage with canalside views, a short walk from the town centre.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Lodge ref: 16842

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£258-£553

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3 star rating
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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    3
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    2
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    1
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Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£275-£552

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3 star rating
Located near to Skipton Castle, this delightful holiday cottage ensures a perfect base from which to explore the town.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Wharfe View Cottage ref: IZN

Bolton Abbey, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£1275-£23038

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5 star rating
With spectacular views over the Wharfe Valley, this holiday property is the ideal base to discover Noth Yorkshire and the Dales.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£404-£717

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4 star rating
Nestled away is this wonderful cottage, with easy access to the centre and ideally placed for walks in beautiful Yorkshire.
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    2
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    2
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