Skipton & Area
The Gateway to the Dales.....
Things to do in Skipton & Area
The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.
Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.
Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.
River Wharfe - Day Tickets
Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.
One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.
The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.
Whinny Gill Reservoir
This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!
The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.
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Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!