If you’re headed to Skipton for just a night, a weekend or even a longer break – chances are you’ll be looking for somewhere to stay. So, with that in mind, this roundup is dedicated to the best places to stay in Skipton.
Skipton’s a great destination if you’re looking for a retreat away from the city. An abundance of local landmarks, great shopping and all kinds of great places to eat and drink, make it easy to understand why. Luckily, there are lots of great hotels, bed and breakfasts and even some more quirky options when it comes to accommodation in this lovely little town.
Whether you’re after luxury or something a little more homely, find your next base here…
Slap bang in the middle of town, just a stones throw from the centre of Skipton, yet in a secluded spot – The Bailey’s a relatively new addition to the places to stay in Skipton.
It’s undoubedtly one of the best places to stay in Skipton. Consisting of a Bed and Breakfast, Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage and a deceptively spacious Shepherd’s Hut, in the short time that new owners Mark and Kay Webb have been in charge, they’ve been won a number of prestigious accolades, including the title of Superhost on Air BnB.
Found on The Bailey, just seconds from Skipton Castle, the accommodation retains a delightful countryside feel – you wouldn’t believe you were so close to the many amenities of Skipton. You’re certain to receive a warm welcome, a comfortable stay and is set within beautiful surroundings.
Boutique 25 is a trendy bed and breakfast hotel with stylish rooms and a friendly reception. Each of their rooms is unique with its own distinct style and ultra modern facilities.
If you’re looking for a comfy bed, jacuzzi baths and a bit of luxury – it’s the natural choice. It’s not far from the centre of Skipton and even has its own wine and champagne bar, which can be found in the basement cellar near the main entrance.
Backing on to the Leeds Liverpool Canal, lots of the Rendezvous Hotels rooms come with a delightful view. Frequented by many for the myriad of events they hold here throughout the year – The Rendezvous is a bit out of the town centre, but driving close enough to the local amenities and attractions if you’re driving.
Having been in Skipton for many years now, the facilities are up to date and the rooms are comfortable. There’s a real sense of community at Rendezvous and the team there are knowledgeable about the attractions nearby.
They’ve got an on site restaurant with scenic canalside views and an excellent indoor pool and leisure centre for both guests and visitors. So, if you’re looking for somewhere you can rest your head and have everything you need within the same building, Rendezvous comes highly recommended.
Herriots is an independently run hotel situated directly opposite Skipton Train Station. Here, you’ll find a warm and honest welcome, comfortable rooms and great food.
It’s ideally located just a few yards away from the local park and just a 5 minute walk away from the bustling town centre with its popular market and historic buildings.
They’ve got 25 rooms available, which each have their own characteristics – 5 of their rooms overlook the canal and they’ve got the facilities to host meetings, conferences and even weddings.
The Coniston Hotel
If you’re after a spa break, look no further than the wonderful Coniston Hotel. Although it’s marginally more expensive than the other places to stay in Skipton, there’s a clear reason why.
There’s luxury around every corner with on site clay shooting, a luxurious spa and sparkling afternoon teas with a terrific view of the grounds.
There are a few different types of packages available, including a simple room all the way to a self-catering holiday cottage. There’s a reason that this beautiful hotel’s one of the best spa destinations in North Yorkshire.
Quaint, close to town and a little different, Raikes Barn is an exceptional option. Their boutique guesthouse is sensationally well reviewed, and what’s more, it’s very close to town. The character of the building can’t be overlooked, but it’s the quality of the rooms which is the hero here.
The building itself is considerably old and was originally part of a working farm located in the castle grounds. Many of the old features have been preserved but it’s been refurbished to an exceptional standard throughout.
There are two spacious ensuite double rooms available at Raikes Barn and the nightly rate varies between £80 and £120 depending on the season.
The Devonshire Arms
With it’s stunning scenery, perfectly preserved Norman castle, pretty canal basin and award-winning high street and markets, Skipton in North Yorkshire is a hugely popular tourist destination. Many a day can be spent perusing the town’s diverse array of independent shops, walking along the scenic Leeds-Liverpool canal, dining in local eateries serving exceptional quality Yorkshire produce or exploring the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. Some of Yorkshire’s finest town’s and cities are just a stone’s throw away too so Skipton really does provide the ideal base for exploring God’s Own County.
As Skipton is such a popular destination for tourists from both home and abroad, there are plenty of accommodation options available in the town. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites places to stay in Skipton so, next time you’re planning a trip to “The Gateway to The Dales”, check out some of these local gems!