Please consider using public transport

Skipton has excellent public transport links with buses connecting to Skipton from across the north and regular trains from Leeds, Bradford, Morecambe and Carlisle.

Shuttle buses will run from the railway station to Yarndale all day on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am until the end of the show. These buses are accessible.

Or you can take a delightful 15 minute stroll from the railway station through the yarn bombed Aireville park to Yarndale. Follow the Rainbow of Hope to find your pot of gold (fingers crossed!) at the show!


Parking for cars on site is extremely limited.

There is limited parking for those with access needs.

The Mart is a short walk from the town centre. Please use town centre car parks where possible.

Coach Street Car Park is the closest, use postcode BD23 1LE.

Public toilet facilities are available, including a RADAR accessible toilet. Parking for cars and motor cycles.

For other town centre car parks please see:

Park and ride shuttle buses from the Rotary Charity Car Park will run from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday until the end of the show.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mart car park opens at 9:30am


For details of trains running to and from Skipton, visit National Rail Enquiries.


Numerous bus services run to Skipton’s bus station from around the country.

Please check with your local bus station for details.


Ever considered organising your own trip?

For parties of 10 or more travelling by coach or minibus we offer the facility to book tickets beforehand directly (without a per ticket booking fee).

Once final numbers have been established we will forward an invoice, and send out wristbands for your party once payment is received.

Coaches or minibuses can park on site free of charge and passengers can make their way back to the coach at the end of the day or at any time during the day.

Should any of your party prefer a trip to Skipton town centre during the day there are shuttle buses running from the show to the town centre during show opening hours

Tickets are £15 per person. Plus a £10 administration fee.

Contact Carole at [email protected] for more details.


Taxi Services in Skipton

Crown Taxis 01756 797969
Dalesman 01756 794757
Skipton Taxis 01756 701122
Star Taxis 01756 700505
Station Taxis 01756 798811

Taxis to the mart cost around £5-6 from the town centre or railway station.

Yarndale Station shuttle bus!

Double decker buses will run from the railway station from 9.30am each day and will shuttle between the railway station and Yarndale until the show closes.

These buses are accessible.

Or why not stroll through Aireville Park following the Yarn Walk to Yarndale and catch the bus back at the end of the day?

Park and Ride

We are really pleased to offer alternative parking if you are driving into Skipton for Yarndale.

We will be operating a Park and Ride service with kind permission of Skipton Building Society. We are working with Red Bus Days and the Rotary Club of Skipton so that you can park for a small fee of £3.00 at Skipton Building Society, on the Bailey (A6131), just past the Castle at the top of the High Street.

The Rotary Charity Car Park is clearly signed on the Bailey – follow the white signs.

Address for sat nav:
Skipton Building Society
The Bailey
Skipton, BD23 1AP
North Yorkshire

Buses will run from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday. They aim to depart every 20 minutes throughout the Yarndale weekend.

  • The nearest toilets (including a RADAR accessible toilet) are in the High Street Town Hall car park behind the Town Hall off the High Street.
  • This is a charity car park, run by volunteers, with all monies being managed by the Rotary Club and used to help local good causes.
  • Once you have parked your car hop on the bus to continue to Yarndale.
  • The mini buses will drop off and collect at the bus stop outside the Wharfedale entrance to the show which has level access.
  • The buses will run from 9.30am on Saturday and on Sunday and shuttle back and forth each day.
  • The gates at the car park close at 6pm so please ensure your car is removed in plenty of time.