North Yorkshire



Enjoy Skipton

Skipton in North Yorkshire dates back as far as 1085 and was listed in the Domesday Book. This historic market town, once known as ‘Sceap Tun’ (meaning Sheep Town) now attracts visitors from all over the UK and across the globe.

Now affectionately known as ‘The Gateway to The Dales’, Skipton offers the perfect base for exploring the magnificent moorland and dramatic terrain of the Yorkshire Dales countryside. The stunning Yorkshire Dales provide the perfect backdrop to this picturesque little town which with its immaculately preserved Norman castle, ancient woodland, picturesque High Street and pretty canal basin.

Skipton’s town centre provides a glorious array of things to see and do, regardless of the weather. Their award-winning High Street, popular market and Victorian shopping arcade all offer shoppers and foodies a vast array of locally sourced produce and locally crafted goods of an exceptional standard. What the town centre lacks in big name brands, it more than makes up for with its wonderful independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

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