Skipton Canal Basin on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Skipton Canal Basin on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Skipton is a bustling market town and major southern gateway into the Yorkshire Dales. The town is famed for its acclaimed local produce, farmers' markets and pretty craft and independent shops lining the award-winning High Street.  Yorkshire local produce features strongly in this historic market town alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The town hosts four full market days each week! Skipton Castle is one of Britain's most complete medieval castles and local attractions include top family day out Bolton Abbey and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. See Shakespeare's First Folio of complete works on permanent display in the town's Craven Museum & Gallery.

Skipton Castle Grounds

Skipton Castle Grounds

Take a tour of Skipton Castle with its vast twin tower entrance to one of Britain's finest and most intact Medieval Castles. Numerous events and activities take place here throughout the year, with weddings and conference facilities also available. Beautiful family friendly Castle Woods Walks are accessible from the town centre and a choice of canal boat companies offer day boat trips and hire.

Head out to nearby Bolton Abbey with its 12th Century abbey ruins, famous stepping stones across the stream and acres of grounds with riverside and woodland trails. For a real family friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday base, book Skipton accommodation online now! Why not visit during one of the market town's many festivals and events featuring everything from Waterways Festivals to Beer Festivals.

Where to Stay

Whether you're narrowboat cruising along the Leeds Liverpool Canal or looking for a great Yorkshire Dales walking holiday, Skipton B&Bs, award-winning real ale inns with rooms and holiday cottages are the ideal base. The Cravendale countryside around Skipton also offers luxury country house hotels, beautifully converted historic cottages, farm bed and breakfast accommodation and heritage inns with rooms serving up fine Yorkshire real ales.

Accommodation in Skipton

  • Skipton   (3.0 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    £430
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    Sleeps 10 - Yorkshire Dales 5* self catering farmhouse cottage, Skipton nearby. Beautiful views, private garden, family friendly, pets welcome & car parking.
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  • Embsay   (1.9 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    Stunning farmhouse B&B near Skipton with attractive en-suite rooms, delicious breakfasts, free parking and Wi-Fi. Ideal for walking, cycling and exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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  • Skipton   (0.1 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    This end-terraced cottage is situated in the town of Skipton and sleeps two people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Skipton   (0.3 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    This mid-terraced cottage in Skipton sleeps five people in three bedrooms.
     
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  • Skipton   (0.1 miles from the centre of Skipton)
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    This terraced cottage is located in the centre of Skipton and sleeps five people in three bedrooms.
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