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.

Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£247-£438

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4 star rating
Whitethorn Lodge
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Located within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton’s town centre.
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The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£262-£455

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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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The Bailey ref: CC214008

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£290-£601

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3 star rating
All on one level and just two minutes walk into Skipton town centre
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Eden House ref: UKC2582

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£2882-£5683

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4 star rating
A sublime and spacious 17th-century house in a secluded setting, perfect for wedding celebrations or a family gathering.
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    6
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Back o’ the Beck ref: UK2298

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£299-£612

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4 star rating
Located in the bustling market town of Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with breathtaking scenery. Walks and cycle routes abound.
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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£323-£664

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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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Miller Cottage ref: UK2176

Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£313-£930

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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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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£488-£917

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4 star rating
Spacious semi-detached cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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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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Stainton Cotes ref: UK2393

Coniston Cold, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£1680-£3843

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Stainton Cotes, a Grade II listed 17th-century manor house, is perfect for large family groups looking for a lavish getaway in 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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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£466-£872

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3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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Roe Cottage ref: CC214006

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£353-£760

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4 star rating
Ideally placed between the quaint market towns of Skipton and Settle.
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The Byre ref: IFW

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£461-£919

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4 star rating
With its own lovely garden, guests have the chance to relax and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales views of Malham Cove.
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Prior Hall Cottage ref: DC5450

Malham, Skipton & Area

£1145-£1786

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4 star rating
A superb detached character property which is stylishly furnished.
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