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.

Dick ’n’ Liddy’s Cottage

5 star rating

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£415-£859

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Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£415-£859

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Hutter Hill Barn East

4 star rating

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£290-£529

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Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£290-£529

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

Canal Cottage

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£350-£639

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£350-£639

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Roe Cottage

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Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£355-£795

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Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£355-£795

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

The Lodge

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£279-£599

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£279-£599

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Rose Cottage

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Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£419-£529

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Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£419-£529

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Spring Cottage

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£335-£679

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£335-£679

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

Oak Cottage

4 star rating

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£390-£669

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Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£390-£669

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Bull Barn

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Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

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

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£899-£1489

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Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

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£899-£1489

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

Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House

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Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£589-£1469

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Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£589-£1469

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Windy Dales Cottage

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£559-£1575

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£559-£1575

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

Broughton Hall Estate - Micklethorn

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£1265-£2345

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1265-£2345

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Duck Cottage

4 star rating

Gargrave, Skipton & Area

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

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£445-£835

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Gargrave, Skipton & Area

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£445-£835

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

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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£2449-£5385

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£2449-£5385

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

Wisteria Cottage

4 star rating

Ilkley, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£329-£779

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Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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£329-£779

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2