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.

Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£351-£903

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4 star rating
Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House
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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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Foss Cottage ref: UK2341

Malham, near Settle, Skipton & Area

£338-£630

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3 star rating
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cosy cottage has walks from the door.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Higher Scarcliffe ref: UKC2584

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£797-£2139

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4 star rating
Higher Scarcliffe has wow factor views and makes a beautiful base for discovering all this wonderful area of Yorkshire has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Fallow House ref: CC214005

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£519-£1154

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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.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

The Byre ref: IFW

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£461-£924

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

River View Cottage ref: UK2184

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£467-£881

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5 star rating
A beautifully presented cottage retaining many period features and enjoying stunning views across the River Aire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£354-£609

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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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    FRI

Curlew Cottage ref: DC5249

Gargrave near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£360-£512

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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
  • Changeover
    FRI