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.

Chestnut Cottage

4 star rating

Hellifield, near Settle , Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£385-£729

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Hellifield, near Settle , Skipton & Area

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£385-£729

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Byre

4 star rating

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£495-£1449

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Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£495-£1449

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Hayton Way

5 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£525-£1279

5 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£525-£1279

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Park View

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£385-£1185

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£385-£1185

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Mallard’s Nest

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£769

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£379-£769

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Ghyll Cottage

3 star rating

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£399-£1165

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Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£399-£1165

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Sunny Bank Cottage

4 star rating

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£755-£1799

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Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£755-£1799

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Broughton Hall Estate - Eden House

4 star rating

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£5500-£5729

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£5500-£5729

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Cove View Cottage

3 star rating

Malham, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£265-£745

3 star rating
Malham, Skipton & Area

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£265-£745

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ash Grove

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£565-£1469

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£565-£1469

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Broughton Hall Estate - Yellison

4 star rating

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1400-£2005

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1400-£2005

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Lindale Cottage

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£535-£905

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£535-£905

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Kestrel View

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£485-£1025

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£485-£1025

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Castleys

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Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1105-£2525

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Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1105-£2525

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Spinning Jenny

4 star rating

Cononley, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£625-£1579

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Cononley, Skipton & Area

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£625-£1579

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0