Within an hour's drive and located centrally between the major cities of Manchester and Leeds lies the
beautiful market town of Skipton
. A 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.
Take a tour of Skipton Castle with its vast twin tower entrance to one of Britain's finest and most intact Medieval Castle
s. Numerous events and activities take place here throughout the year, with. Beautiful family friendly Castle Woods Walks
are accessible from the town centre and a choice of canal boat companies offer day boat trips
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.
Having been crowned the most desirable area in the country
by The Sunday Times’s '101 Best Places to Live in Britain' - you can be sure that your trip to picturesque Skipton will be unforgettable!
Framed by stunning countryside and iconic landmarks,
the quaint town of Settle is an ideal stop for walkers, outdoor lovers and those looking for peace and quiet. Nestled in the shadow of the striking Castleberg Crag, this sleepy town is famous for its lively outdoor market, breathtaking railway line and Victoria Hall.