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.

Uplands Cottage

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£429-£925

4 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£429-£925

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Mill Lodge

5 star rating

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£935-£2885

5 star rating
Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£935-£2885

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 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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£2279-£5285

4 star rating
Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£2279-£5285

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

Roe Cottage

4 star rating

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£355-£769

4 star rating
Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£355-£769

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

Mallard’s Nest

0 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£365-£649

0 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£365-£649

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

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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£369-£939

4 star rating
Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£369-£939

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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£279-£589

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£279-£589

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

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

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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£679-£1995

4 star rating
Broughton, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£679-£1995

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

The Bailey

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£315-£619

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£315-£619

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

Horseshoe Cottage

3 star rating

Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£365-£779

3 star rating
Bell Busk, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£365-£779

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Fallow House

4 star rating

Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£515-£1195

4 star rating
Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£515-£1195

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Grange Holiday Home

0 star rating

Hellifield, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£649-£1159

0 star rating
Hellifield, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£649-£1159

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

High House Cottage

4 star rating

Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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

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£495-£1259

4 star rating
Addingham, near Ilkley, Skipton & Area

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£495-£1259

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

Blue Buttons

5 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£575-£945

5 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£575-£945

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