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Skipton & Area

The Gateway to the Dales.....

Embsay Moor

Nearby Buckden village

Skipton Canal

Skipton Castle

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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.

Duck Cottage

ref: 23204

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

Overlooking the village green and river, the area is ideal for picnics or sitting on the bench and admiring the view.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Cove View Cottage

ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

ExteriorSituated in a picturesque village, with majestic views of Malham Cove from the rear, this cosy cottage is the perfect getaway.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Dipper

ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

Located in Malhamdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property enjoys shared 8-acre grounds in an idyllic setting.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Belgravia Cottage

ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

ExteriorLovely ground floor cottage within a short walk of Skipton's town centre.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Bothy

NEW! ref: 212150

Cononley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

ExteriorRomantic retreat for a couple wishing to discover the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The historic market town of Skipton is just a short drive.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Craven Cottage

ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

ExteriorLocated near to Skipton Castle, this delightful holiday cottage ensures a perfect base from which to explore the town.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Shippon

ref: DC4850

Silsden, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

ExteriorAn idyllic rural setting with stunning views with under floor heating throughout. Ideal for walking and cycling.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Whitethorn Lodge

ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

ExteriorLocated within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton's town centre.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Granary

ref: 29612

Otterburn, nr. Malham, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

ExteriorEnjoy a walking holiday, with many walks from the door and the Pennine Way just 1 mile away.
Sleeps2 - 4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Mill Top

ref: 212124

Scalegill, Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

This delightful second floor mill conversion, overlooks the River Aire, gardens and the valley beyond, with the mill race and pond to the rear of the building.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Bailey

NEW! ref: 214008

Skipton, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

All on one level and just two minutes walk into Skipton town centre
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Hutter Hill Barn East

ref: DC4714

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

ExteriorExtensive open countryside views across the Dales, ideal for walks from the doorstep.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Fernside Cottage

ref: 214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, Fernside Cottage is an ideal choice for couples on a romantic break.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Blue Buttons

ref: ITN

Skipton, Skipton & Area

5 Stars

ExteriorOn the edge of Skipton, lies this charming cottage within the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for a couple romantic getaway.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

The Nook

ref: DC5183

Bank Newton near Gargrave, Skipton & Area

4 Stars

Exterior17th Century cottage with south facing garden located in the hamlet of Bank Newton
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

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