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History

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Going back as late as 7th century, ancient market town associated with sheep was originally known as Sheep Town.

The Dales

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As good as the Lake District but without as much rain and traffic. Spectacular scenery, the 3 Peaks Challenge.

Travel – How to get here

Travel

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.

What’s On

Sheep Shearing at Annual Sheep Day

Mart Theatre, Annual Sheep Day, Waterways Festival, Grassington Festival and many others.

Attractions

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Skipton Castle,  Auction Mart,  Craven Museum containing Shakespeare’s only first edition that can be viewed by the public, and more.

Active Days Out

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Embsay Steam Rail, 3 peaks & country walks, Farm Parks, Limestone caves open to the public, and more.

Shopping

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“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

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Award winning fish & chips, celebrated pork pies (speciality stalls on the High Street market) and more.

Accommodation

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Excellent choices of places to stay. From a 50 bedroom hotels Yorkshire Dales can be proud of, to fabulous caravan parks.

For further information about Skipton and the surrounding area, Visit: WWW.WELCOMETOSKIPTON.CO.UK


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