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.

Grange Farm Cottages - Delph House

4 star rating

Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£589-£1429

4 star rating
Draughton, Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£589-£1429

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

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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£1119-£2551

5 star rating
Tosside, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£1119-£2551

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

The Lodge

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£289-£599

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£289-£599

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 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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£519-£1335

4 star rating
Paythorne, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£519-£1335

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

The Gardens

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£380-£679

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£380-£679

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

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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£565-£1269

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Hellifield, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£565-£1269

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

Uplands Cottage

4 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£419-£1009

4 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£419-£1009

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

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

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The Shippon

3 star rating

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£279-£489

3 star rating
Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£279-£489

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

The White Cottage

4 star rating

Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£525-£999

4 star rating
Gargrave, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£525-£999

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

Craven Cottage

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£255-£585

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£255-£585

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

Ghyll Cottage

3 star rating

Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£359-£799

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Thorlby, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£359-£799

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

Belgravia Cottage

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£310-£479

3 star rating
Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£310-£479

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

River View

3 star rating

Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£349-£355

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£349-£355

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

Meadowcroft

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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

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£0-£669

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Skipton, Skipton & Area

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£0-£669

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