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.

Cove View Cottage

3 star rating

Malham, Skipton & Area

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

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£255-£639

3 star rating
Malham, Skipton & Area

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£255-£639

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

The Barn

4 star rating

Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£679-£679

4 star rating
Draughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£679-£679

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

The Bailey

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£319-£599

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£319-£599

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

Dipper

3 star rating

Scalegill Mill, near Kirkby Malham, Skipton & Area

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

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£0-£560

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

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£0-£560

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

Mickle Hill Mews

4 star rating

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£445-£755

4 star rating
Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£445-£755

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

Cooper Cottage

5 star rating

Addingham, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£489-£999

5 star rating
Addingham, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£489-£999

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

Hollinwood

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£269-£649

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£269-£649

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

Hutter Hill Barn West

4 star rating

Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£370-£679

4 star rating
Silsden near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£370-£679

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Beckside Cottage

4 star rating

Silsden, Skipton & Area

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

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£305-£619

4 star rating
Silsden, Skipton & Area

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£305-£619

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

River View Cottage

5 star rating

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£429-£895

5 star rating
Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£429-£895

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

Rose Cottage

3 star rating

Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£419-£529

3 star rating
Bradley near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£419-£529

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

Park View

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£325-£809

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£325-£809

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

The Shippon

3 star rating

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£270-£489

3 star rating
Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£270-£489

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

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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£665-£1975

4 star rating
Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£665-£1975

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

Stainton Cotes

5 star rating

Coniston Cold, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1765-£3759

5 star rating
Coniston Cold, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1765-£3759

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0