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Visit Skipton and explore the incredible charm of this historic Dales market town. A town where tradition and hospitality come together all year round to welcome visitors and share a story of trade, history, culture and the Yorkshire Dales.

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Discover Skipton Market

The famous Skipton market runs four days a week and adds a whole new level of amazing shopping opportunities to the beautiful cobbled streets. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays traders set up their stalls along either side of the spacious High Street with a range of produce, clothing, crafts and homewares. Be sure to explore the many ginnels and side streets to see all that Skipton has to offer.

Enjoying pride of place at the top of the High Street is the iconic Castle, over 900 years old. This castle has withstood attack by the Scots, a three-year siege during the English single war and centuries of political turmoil to remain one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country.

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Gateway to the Dales

Skipton Castle woods walk is a popular and accessible walk through tranquil woods just outside the heart of the town. You can also take a stroll along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with pretty views and tranquil waters offering an escape from the town’s hustle and bustle.

If you prefer, enjoy a boat ride and see the town from a more leisurely angle. The incredible surrounding countryside makes Skipton a gateway to the dales and a perfect base for exploring the southern part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Whatever you do, Skipton will delight visitors old and young alike.

Skipton Castle
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Skipton Castle

Guardian of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, Skipton Castle, once home to the famous Clifford Lords, is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England. Fully roofed, it is a fascinating and delightful place to explore in any season – from atmospheric Dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court – a free self-guiding Tour Sheet is available in 1...

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Skipton Boat Trips
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Skipton Boat Trips

Discover the magic of Skipton Boat Trips! Our one-hour canal journey, guided by the recorded hilarious and award-winning comedian Dave Spikey from Phoenix Nights and 8 Out of 10 Cats, promises a tour that's fun, informative, and relaxing - rain or shine. Planning something special? We host micro wedding receptions and cater to groups of all sizes. Our most popular dining trips are a must-try: indulge in a delightful Afternoon Tea, savour a Sunday roast...

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Skipton Market
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Skipton Market

Skipton’s distinctively broad and spacious high street is the perfect venue for a traditional North Yorkshire market. Four days...

Skipton Castle Woods
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Skipton Castle Woods

Explore Skipton’s hidden gem – a waterside woodland bathed in dappled light and the sound of the beck flowing...

Skipton Town Hall
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Skipton Town Hall

Grade II listed Skipton Town Hall is a modern multi-arts cultural hub, home to the award-winning Craven Museum, an...

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