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These companies offer a range of Skipton cottage properties and have been arranged according to the number they provide.
Visitors will also find a wide selection of cottages in the surrounding North Yorkshire and Yorkshire Dales regions. Make sure to visit the sites for the most up-to-date information about availability and pricing.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 20 Skipton holiday cottages
and over 160 in the Yorkshire Dales region. Two person discounts are offered for a wide range of their Yorkshire properties, many of which have four star gradings and above. Virtual tours are also available for some cottages.
- Another 20 holiday cottages in Skipton
from Holiday Lettings, situated both in and around the town. Bargain weekly bookings of £150 are offered on some holiday cottages although this tends to increase during high season. Visit the site for the latest deals.
- 10 Skipton cottages offered by Sykes, all of which lie within five miles of the village. Special offers are available on a few properties with booking prices starting as little as £150 in some cases. All cottages are inspected for quality and standards.
- More cottages in Skipton from this smaller company (10 at the time of writing). Their cottages lean towards the traditional and range from barn conversions to old stone cottages. Many accommodate pets and families are welcome for almost all of their properties.
Skipton is a busy market town located on the Eastern approach to the Aire Gap, North Yorkshire. It is a popular tourist destination and home to a number of historical sites including an impressive castle. We've provided information about Skipton cottages which follows this account.
Skipton's has an agricultural history that can be traced back to the 7th century and the founding of its local market. The market still runs to this day and is open four days a week. Over 60 stalls line the cobbled high street
selling fish, fruit, vegetables and household products. Trading takes place between 9am to 4pm.
Skipton's main historical feature is its 14th Century castle
. Passed to the Clifford family in 1309, the fortress stands at the top of the busy high street. Most of the construction dates between the 14th-17th century, although one gateway from the original Norman castle still remains. Features include a banqueting hall, a dungeon and a 'shell room' with sea shells adorning the stone walls.
Other attractions include the Craven Museum and Gallery
which is housed in Skipton Town Hall. The museum exhibits geological and archaeological artifacts that illustrate how the local landscape was formed. There's also a photographic collection that showcases life in Skipton during Victorian times. If you require more information about cottages in Skipton see below.
Skipton visitor attractions
This section provides more information about the visitor attractions, amenities and local entertainment in the town of Skipton, North Yorkshire. We've included links, locational details and opening times where possible.
Pennine Boat Trips
are located in the town and embark from Coach Street Wharf
Their boats sail along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towards the towns of Snaygill and Niffany: journey times are around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Both day and evening trips are available and the boats include weather protection, a licensed bar and amenities - private cruises can also be arranged.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
is in the vicinity and allows visitors to ride in vintage trains to the acclaimed Bolton Abbey Station and Halton East. Trains stop at a number of countryside locations including Holywell Halt, which features picnic facilities and a nature trail.
Food and drink
Notable restaurants include Napiers
on Chapel Hill - this award-winning eatery features an affordable, a la carte menu that utilises local produce fish, poultry and meat. Aeolos
is also popular and specialises in Greek and International food. It's open from Wednesday to Sunday and is located in Cavendish Street.
Good pubs include The Narrow Boat Pub which serves a large selection of beers and local ales. The Cock and Bottle
in Swadford Street is also worth visiting for its cask ales and market-tavern ambience.
History and Culture
Craven Museum on the High Street exhibits an eclectic collection of artifacts such as grandfather clocks and agricultural items - it is open from 10-5pm and entry is free. Bolton Abbey Estate
is about 5 miles from Skipton and consists of almost 30,000 acres of private, countryside grounds that include public footpaths, medieval ruins and picturesque riverside riverside settings. The well-preserved Skipton Castle
is also worth visiting.
Supermarkets and shops
Skipton has a Tesco (Craven St) and a Morrisons (Broughton Road). There is also a Boots Chemist on Coach Street.