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.

Oak Cottage ref: CC212121

Eshton near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£369-£609

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Oak Cottage
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Beautifully renovated barn conversion providng the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility.
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The Barn ref: 19376

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£335-£842

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4 star rating
A spacious, elevated barn conversion with far-reaching views, ideal for exploring the Dales, Skipton, Ilkley and Brontë Country.
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Hollinwood ref: 751

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£246-£686

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3 star rating
A few minutes’ walk from the centre of Skipton, the thriving market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
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Fernside Cottage ref: CC214001

Thornton in Craven near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£306-£584

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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.
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Blue Buttons ref: ITN

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£569-£942

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On the edge of Skipton lies this charming cottage within the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for a couple romantic getaway.
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The Mill Lodge ref: IYO

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£862-£2676

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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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Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House ref: ND51

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

£343-£878

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4 star rating
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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Duck Cottage ref: 23204

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£279-£611

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3 star rating
Overlooking the village green and river, the area is ideal for picnics or sitting on the bench and admiring the view.
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Roe Cottage ref: CC214006

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£353-£757

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4 star rating
Ideally placed between the quaint market towns of Skipton and Settle.
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Whitethorn Lodge ref: DC4701

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£247-£427

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4 star rating
Located within a quiet location and within walking distance of Skipton’s town centre.
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Farfield House ref: DC4108

Hetton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£466-£848

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3 star rating
Spacious barn conversion with lovely garden and excellent local village inn
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    7
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    1
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    3
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Jacobs Cottage ref: UK2397

Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

£414-£674

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Jacobs Cottage is ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park with its pretty stone built villages, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful scenery.
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Tenley House ref: DC4813

Coniston Cold, Skipton & Area

£488-£892

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with multi fuel stove, located close to Malham Cove.
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    6
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    3
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The Byre ref: IFW

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

£461-£864

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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.
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The Gardens ref: DC2344

Skipton, Skipton & Area

£361-£622

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3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with garden, patio and private parking
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