Skipton, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and on the course of the River Aire, is a vibrant market town with a famous castle, ancient cobbled high street , interesting shops and cosy pubs; the perfect cottage location for exploring Airedale and Wharfedale as well as the northern Dales.
A cottage holiday here provides for a relaxing holiday with friends or family, with plenty to offer; beautiful countryside, historical buildings and activities for all ages.
Take time to explore this lovely parish town with many of the local attractions inter-connected by the Millennium Walk trail; visit the small independent shops that line the town centre or enjoy traditional British fare at one of the cafes, pubs or restaurants that are housed in many of the historical buildings of the town. Take a trip on the nearby Embsay steam train or hop aboard a canal boat for a leisurely cruise down the Leeds-Liverpool canal which runs through the town.
The town is also home to Skipton Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Great Britain and the striking Holy Trinity Church that dominates the High Street is also a sight to behold. The Craven Museum and Gallery offers insights into the history of the area and the Little Theatre and Town Hall regularly host events that will be of interest to many visitors.
Skipton is the perfect location for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and there is an abundance of cycling routes and hiking paths that allow for exploration of the town and breathtakingly beautiful countryside beyond.
Explore the Dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park by following one of the many sign-posted walking routes. There are plenty of opportunities for those who love walking to explore the Dales, the Moors and the Castle Woods and horse riding trails are also available for the more adventurous traveller.
Discover this beautiful corner of Yorkshire and book one of the many charming Skipton holiday cottages for a truly unforgettable getaway.