Going back as late as 7th century, ancient market town associated with sheep was originally known as Sheep Town.
As good as the Lake District but without as much rain and traffic. Spectacular scenery, the 3 Peaks Challenge.
Travel – How to get here
Skipton Railway Station 40 min to Leeds every 30 min, Easy access from A59, M65, A1M and M6, Leeds-Bradford Airport is 40 min by car.
Skipton Castle, Auction Mart, Craven Museum containing Shakespeare’s only first edition that can be viewed by the public, and more.
Active Days Out
Embsay Steam Rail, 3 peaks & country walks, Farm Parks, Limestone caves open to the public, and more.
“Great British High Street of the Year 2009″. High Street market held 4 days a week since 1066. You won’t get it anywhere else.
Food & Drink
Award winning fish & chips, celebrated pork pies (speciality stalls on the High Street market) and more.
Excellent choices of places to stay. From a 50 bedroom hotels Yorkshire Dales can be proud of, to fabulous caravan parks.
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