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.

The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£917-£2604
5 star rating
The Mill Lodge
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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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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£314-£646
4 star rating
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Tucked away in a quiet location, yet within easy reach to enjoy all the attractions this lively market town has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hartley Hare Cottage ref: CC214110

Addingham near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£359-£879
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!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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River Place ref: 25396

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£283-£645
3 star rating
Full of character and set just off the village green, enjoys views of the river and the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£231-£544
3 star rating
Located in Malhamdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property enjoys shared 8-acre grounds in an idyllic setting.
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Granary ref: 29612

Otterburn, nr. Malham, Skipton & Area

£256-£667
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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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
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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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Wharfe View Cottage ref: IZN

Bolton Abbey, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£1387-£23036
5 star rating
With spectacular views over the Wharfe Valley, this holiday property is the ideal base to discover Noth Yorkshire and the Dales.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£337-£587
4 star rating
Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, Fernside Cottage is an ideal choice for couples on a romantic break.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Meadowcroft ref: 30288

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£293-£709
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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Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£311-£485
4 star rating
Beautiful village location with country inns and shops, and an excellent base.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£462-£867
4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£402-£748
4 star rating
Nestled away is this wonderful cottage, with easy access to the centre and ideally placed for walks in beautiful Yorkshire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, nr. Skipton, Skipton & Area

£260-£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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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