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.

Hutter Hill Barn West ref: DC5391

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£346-£635

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Hutter Hill Barn West
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Beautiful rural location with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, ideal for walking and cycling.
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Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£903

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4 star rating
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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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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Ghyll Cottage ref: UK2108

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£358-£882

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Nestled in a truly rural location, this holiday home is perfect for exploring the local delights, before heading back and relaxing with your feet up and a glass of wine.
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Meadowcroft ref: 30288

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£265-£768

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A delightful semi-detached holiday property, set on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Skipton.
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Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£379-£634

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Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
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Hutter Hill Barn East ref: DC4714

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£275-£494

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4 star rating
Extensive open countryside views across the Dales, ideal for walks from the doorstep.
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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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    3
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    1
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The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£342-£866

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4 star rating
A spacious, elevated barn conversion with far-reaching views, ideal for exploring the Dales, Skipton, Ilkley and Brontë Country.
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Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£309-£811

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3 star rating
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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    6
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Craven Cottage ref: W8510

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£231-£591

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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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    1
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The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£885-£2752

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5 star rating
Overlooking the River Aire, this property is in a wonderful location provides amazing walks right from the door with stunning scenery.
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    10
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  • Bedrooms
    5
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    4
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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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    1
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    2
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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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    5
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    4
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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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