Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD

Please consider using public transport

Skipton has an excellent train service with regular trains from Leeds, Bradford, Morecambe and Carlisle.

There will be two double decker buses running from the station to Yarndale all day on both Saturday and Sunday. Or you can take a delightful 15 minute stroll through the yarn bombed park to Yarndale.


There will be limited parking for cars on site.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mart car park opens at 9:30am | The park and ride buses from the Rotary Charity Car Park will run from 9.30am.

On the approach to Skipton follow the black signs to the Auction Mart / yellow signs to Yarndale From M1 (travelling north) M1, M62 west, M606 to Bradford, A650 to Keighley, A629 to Skipton. From M6 (travelling north) M65 to end, A56 to Skipton. From M6 (travelling south) A65 to Skipton Skipton is: 25 miles from Leeds 40 miles from York 45 miles from Manchester 65 miles from Sheffield.

See below for info about the Park and Ride.


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


Two big red Routemaster buses, Jean and Joy, will run to and from Yarndale from the railway station, via the High Street, from 9.30am each day and are free of charge.

Sadly these buses are not fully accessible however accessible taxis can be arranged from the station to the mart.

Coach parties must be booked in advance.

Please contact [email protected] 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 without paying a booking fee.

Once final numbers have been established I will forward an invoice, once paid I will send the wristbands for the particular day.

The main benefit, besides no booking fee, is that guests in your party can be given the wristbands before arrival and gain immediate entry at the designated entrance.

Coaches or minibuses can then park up 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 we offer free return transport every half hour on a double decker bus.

The cost of a pre-booked ticket using this method is £ 12. Tickets on the door will be £15 and only available after 11am if the venue is not already sold out.

These wristbands can only be booked directly with myself and will be available by the end of March.

Contact Paul at [email protected] for more details.


Below are coach companies operating a Yarndale service.

Andrea Dorée
Group Travel Manager
direct line: 028 9073 6517
email: [email protected]

Travel Solutions of Belfast Ltd
Unit 3 Hillsborough Business Park
2a Hillsborough Gardens
Belfast – BT6 9DT
tel: 028 9045 5030
fax: 028 9045 1060

Vicky’s Coaches, North Wales
Pick ups between Llanfairfechan & Abergele
Booking office: 01492 478526
Email: [email protected] 

Voel Coaches Ltd
Tel. 01745 570154
email. [email protected]
Pick up in: Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Holywell, Northop & Ewloe

Woods Tours, Leicester
Pick up in: Leicester, Wigston and Braunstone
Sales Office – 0116 2786374


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 £6

Yarndale Station shuttle bus!

Joy and Jean – our two red Yarndale buses will run from the railway station from 9.30am and will shuttle between the railway station and Yarndale for those who would like to arrive in style on a traditional London bus during show opening hours.

Or why not stroll through the park 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 £2.50 at Skipton Building Society, on the Bailey (A6131), just past the Castle at the top of the High Street. The car park is clearly signed on the Bailey.

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

Car parking at the Rotary Charity Car Park is £2.50 per day.

Red Bus Days will run mini buses from 9.30am and aim to depart every 20 minutes throughout the Yarndale weekend.

Please note: The Rotary Charity Car Park will open at 9am.

  • The nearest toilets are in the Town Hall car park 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 Red Bus Days minibus to continue to Yarndale.
  • The mini buses are accessible for wheelchairs.
  • The mini buses will drop off and collect at the bus stop outside the Wharfedale entrance to the show which has level access.
  • The mini buses will run from 9.30am on both days and shuttle back and forth over the weekend.
  • The gates close at 6pm so please ensure your car is removed in plenty of time.
  • The Mart car park will open at 9.30am.