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.

The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£885-£2641

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5 star rating
The Mill Lodge
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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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    5
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    4
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Spring Cottage ref: UK2099

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£306-£608

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4 star rating
Tucked away in a quiet location, yet within easy reach to enjoy all the attractions this lively market town has to offer.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ghyll Cottage ref: UK2108

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£358-£885

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3 star rating
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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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Hartley Hare Cottage ref: CC214110

Addingham near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£0-£800

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4 star rating
Tranquilly set in a village with an array of good pubs, this cottage lies close to Ilkley, Skipton and Bolton Abbey, ideal for picnics by the River Wharfe - you can even bring the dog too!
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£466-£872

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3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Gardens ref: DC2344

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£289-£639

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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    5
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    0
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    3
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    1
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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£488-£917

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4 star rating
Spacious semi-detached cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bull Barn ref: DC5453

Kirkby Malham near Malham, Skipton & Area

£850-£1392

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4 star rating
17th Century barn conversion with wood burning stove located within the Yorkshire Dales.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Mickle Hill Mews ref: 25464

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£439-£439

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4 star rating
Nestled away is this wonderful cottage, with easy access to the centre and ideally placed for walks in beautiful Yorkshire.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Eden House ref: UKC2582

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£2658-£5215

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4 star rating
A sublime and spacious 17th-century house in a secluded setting, perfect for wedding celebrations or a family gathering.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Park View ref: W44050

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£344-£815

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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
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Dipper ref: 18694

Scalegill Mill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

£213-£512

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3 star rating
Located in Malhamdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property enjoys shared 8-acre grounds in an idyllic setting.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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The Bailey ref: CC214008

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£298-£538

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3 star rating
All on one level and just two minutes walk into Skipton town centre
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House ref: B5065

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£544-£1397

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4 star rating
With plenty of space for 10 guests Delph House makes a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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