Skipton Area Guide

The beautiful market town of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales has something for everyone. With independent shops, delicious eateries, a historic castle, a bustling market and incredible countryside, a stay in Skipton offers everything for a memorable break in the Yorkshire Dales.



Skipton has a brilliant selection of attractions for people of all ages, with something for all the family! You can enjoy the peace and quiet with a wander in the woods or you can take a slow stroll on the canal.

You can also enjoy a fun filled day at the popular tourist site, Bolton Abbey. This historic site has a 12th-century priory and picturesque ruins nestled in the scenic Yorkshire Dales. Here are numerous walking trails, such as the renowned Strid Wood, provide opportunities for hiking and exploration. You can also enjoy a picnic, go fishing and various recreational activities.

For you thrillseekers, you can attempt to walk through the tree tops at Raven Tree Top Adventure!

History and Heritage

Make sure you visit the 900 year old, Skipton Castle. This castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Ilkley. You can explore all parts of the fascinating history-rich castle that withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.

Pop over to the Craven Museum, where you can find over 60,000 objects that represent millions of years of Craven history! Here you can find rare books, interesting photographs and art pieces as well as furniture and taxidermy.

Plan your stay in Skipton


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