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.

Miller Cottage

3 star rating

Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

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

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£419-£1159

3 star rating
Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

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£419-£1159

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

The Cobbles

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£405-£909

4 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£405-£909

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

River View Cottage

4 star rating

Kirby Malham, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£615-£1089

4 star rating
Kirby Malham, Skipton & Area

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£615-£1089

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

1 The Coach House

4 star rating

Steeton, near Keighley, Skipton & Area

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

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£299-£299

4 star rating
Steeton, near Keighley, Skipton & Area

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£299-£299

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

Wharfe View Cottage - Ilkley

4 star rating

Wharfedale, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£585-£1655

4 star rating
Wharfedale, Skipton & Area

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£585-£1655

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Grange Farm Cottages - Grange Farm House

4 star rating

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£375-£1015

4 star rating
Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£375-£1015

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Lodge

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£0-£559

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£0-£559

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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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£645-£1865

4 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£645-£1865

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

Broughton Hall Estate - Higher Scarcliffe

4 star rating

Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£1535-£2345

4 star rating
Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1535-£2345

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

Little Plumtree

4 star rating

Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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

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£305-£749

4 star rating
Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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£305-£749

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

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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£365-£1299

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Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£365-£1299

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

Tormire Laithe

5 star rating

Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£475-£1345

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Airton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£475-£1345

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

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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£5505-£6725

4 star rating
Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£5505-£6725

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

The Old Post House

5 star rating

Tosside, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1229-£2619

5 star rating
Tosside, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1229-£2619

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Horace Mills Penthouse

4 star rating

Cononley, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£495-£1079

4 star rating
Cononley, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£495-£1079

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