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.

Broughton Hall Estate - Micklethorn

4 star rating

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£1900-£2705

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Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1900-£2705

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

River View

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£445-£1179

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£445-£1179

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

Miller Cottage

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Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£455-£1019

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Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

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£455-£1019

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Rose Cottage

3 star rating

Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£485-£585

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Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£485-£585

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

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

Tormire Laithe

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Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£585-£1205

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Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£585-£1205

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

Blue Buttons

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£649-£989

5 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£649-£989

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

Oak Cottage

4 star rating

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£409-£745

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Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£409-£745

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

Little Plumtree

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Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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

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£365-£745

4 star rating
Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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£365-£745

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

Broughton Hall Estate - Eden House

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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

Apartment 7, Old Ship Hotel

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£369-£945

4 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£369-£945

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

Craven Cottage

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£245-£659

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£245-£659

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 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-£955

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£385-£955

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

Meadowcroft at Bolton Abbey

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Beamsley, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1325-£2699

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Beamsley, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1325-£2699

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Belgravia Cottage

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£275-£525

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£275-£525

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