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.

Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, , Skipton & Area

£290-£762
3 star rating
Park View
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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.
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Hill Top House ref: DC4407

Malham, Skipton & Area

£1018-£1018
4 star rating
Elegant Regency-style Listed building situated within the heart of picturesque Malham.
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The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, 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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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£304-£622
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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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£288-£646
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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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£474-£867
4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£374-£598
3 star rating
Situated close to Skipton’s town centre and an excellent base for exploring the Dales.
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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£220-£584
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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Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£347-£587
4 star rating
Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
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Prior Hall Cottage ref: DC5450

Malham, Skipton & Area

£1082-£1735
4 star rating
A superb detached character property which is stylishly furnished.
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£441-£825
3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£233-£415
0 star rating
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-£605
3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, North Yorkshire, Skipton & Area

£219-£545
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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