About Skipton

As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a very charming market town and is rich both in history and outstanding natural beauty.

You can stroll down the award winning high street bustling with many independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, browse around the thriving street market or take a stroll along the picturesque canal with all the colourful narrow boats.

You can also visit the famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory or take a gentle stroll through Skipton Woods.

If you have time, you can venture a little further afield and enjoy the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park just a few miles away.

Skipton has featured in the Sunday Times 101 Best Places to Live in Britain report and in November 2020, the town was placed second in a national study to find the happiest place to live in Great Britain (Rightmove Happy At Home survey).

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There are loads of places to stay locally. Do have a look for ideas here.