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.

Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£257-£711

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A few minutes’ walk from the centre of Skipton, the thriving market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
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Canal Cottage ref: DC4486

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£328-£601

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with canalside views, a short walk from the town centre.
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Hutter Hill Barn West ref: DC5391

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£346-£635

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4 star rating
Beautiful rural location with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, ideal for walking and cycling.
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Belgravia Cottage ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£294-£444

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3 star rating
Lovely ground floor cottage within a short walk of Skipton’s town centre.
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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£279-£279

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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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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£463-£917

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Spacious semi-detached cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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The Gardens ref: DC2344

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£361-£639

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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Blue Buttons ref: ITN

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£569-£943

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On the edge of Skipton lies this charming cottage within the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for a couple romantic getaway.
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Higher Scarcliffe ref: UKC2584

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£685-£1930

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Higher Scarcliffe has wow factor views and makes a beautiful base for discovering all this wonderful area of Yorkshire has to offer.
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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£236-£651

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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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The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£262-£455

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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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River Place ref: 25396

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£249-£684

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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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Yellison ref: UKC2581

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£819-£2139

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Breathtaking views await at this beautiful house, tucked away just 3 miles from the market town of Skipton.
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Rose Cottage ref: CC212512

Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£359-£724

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Situated in a quiet village close to Skipton with excellent transport links to the Dales, Leeds and York. Ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£903

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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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