Skipton UK

The pretty market town of Skipton is located in the Yorkshire Dales and lies west of the Ribble Valley and borders on the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town is a perfect base for exploring all that Yorkshire has to offer with Bronte Country and Bolton Abbey close by.

The town centre is perfect for a relaxing stroll with its tree lined High Street leading up to the church. From the centre of town you can see the striking façade of Skipton Castle and if you explore even further there are many side streets filled with specialist shops and cafes. The bustling town has a traditional market which is held on the High Street four days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat).

The Leeds to Liverpool canal runs through the town and offers boating holidays or day trips where you can cruise up and down whilst taking in the sights. In May the town hosts its Boat Festival, a colourful and popular tourist event. In June there is the Skipton Charities Gala with street processions, performers and musical entertainment, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The Town Hall has a museum and gallery and holds regular craft fairs and special events.
Nearby there are plenty of attractions to visit including the remains of Bolton Abbey and the Steam Railway. For outdoor enthusiasts Kilsey Crag in Wharfedale is nearby and offers great climbing and walking.