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.

Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£211-£509
3 star rating
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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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    1
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    1
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Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£384-£598
3 star rating
Situated close to Skipton’s town centre and an excellent base for exploring the Dales.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£330-£330
4 star rating
Beautiful village location with country inns and shops, and an excellent base.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£333-£819
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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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River Place ref: 25396

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£240-£693
3 star rating
Full of character and set just off the village green, enjoys views of the river and the countryside.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£453-£825
3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£874-£2556
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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The Gardens ref: DC2344

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£605
3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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    5
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    3
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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£271-£568
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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Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£340-£854
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.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Stank House Farm ref: IZM

Bolton Abbey, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£1842-£3129
5 star rating
With panoramic views from the garden, and views of Bolton Abbey from the master bedroom, this holiday property is set in a stunning location.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Hartley Hare Cottage ref: CC214110

Addingham near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£449-£714
4 star rating
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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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£281-£431
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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Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£324-£589
4 star rating
Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£239-£415
0 star rating
Located within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton’s town centre.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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