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

£307-£819

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An ideal home from which you can explore this stunning area direct from the door or tour the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£370-£691

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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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    2
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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£354-£584

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Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, Fernside Cottage is an ideal choice for couples on a romantic break.
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Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House ref: B5065

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£547-£1357

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With plenty of space for 10 guests Delph House makes a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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    5
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Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£314-£609

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Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
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    2
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    3
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Miller Cottage ref: UK2176

Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£380-£881

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3 star rating
A rural, riverside paradise close to Malham Tarn, and within easy reach of the pretty market towns of Settle and Skipton.
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Hallams Yard ref: DC0255

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£395-£614

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Situated close to Skipton’s town centre and an excellent base for exploring the Dales.
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Fallow House ref: CC214005

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£512-£1123

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4 star rating
A haven for walkers and cyclists, this charming eco-friendly cottage enjoys a secluded setting amongst rolling countryside.
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    4
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    4
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Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£213-£563

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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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Hartley Hare Cottage ref: CC214110

Addingham near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£451-£857

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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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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£488-£892

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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    3
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Cove View Cottage ref: W40518

Malham, Skipton & Area

£287-£606

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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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    1
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£404-£762

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4 star rating
Nestled away is this wonderful cottage, with easy access to the centre and ideally placed for walks in beautiful Yorkshire.
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Belgravia Cottage ref: DC3472

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£294-£433

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Lovely ground floor cottage within a short walk of Skipton’s town centre.
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£360-£499

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4 star rating
Beautiful village location with country inns and shops, and an excellent base.
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