An attractive North Yorkshire town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton is a delightful place to visit for a day out or weekend away.
Skipton lies just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is also known as “The Gateway to the Dales”. The town was settled long before the Normans conquered England, and in fact its name is derived from “sheep town” – as many sheep farmers once lived here.
Skipton has plenty to keep visitors entertained. Take a trip to the castle, on a canal boat; walk through Skipton Woods or visit the attractive medieval church.
There are plenty of good public houses, cafés and restaurants to choose from, to suit all budgets.
A broad range of shops fill the town, including an attractively designed indoor shopping area off the High Street which is filled with boutique shops that complement the local, speciality and mainstream high-street shops.
Food & drink
There are plenty of good public houses, cafés and restaurants to choose from, to suit all budgets. Bar & restaurant links or separate.
A bustling street market is held four times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls sell everything from leather goods and clothing to glorious cheeses, fruit, veg and meats.