The High Street and adjoining Sheep Street have many fine local shops. Most of Skipton’s national brand stores and a department store are located on the High Street. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the High Street is home to Skipton’s famous open air market.
Market is set on both sides of High Street and operates regularly every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. During off peak periods the market may finish as early as 4.30pm. So come early and shop longer!! If the weather is extremely bad (especially wind) traders may find it impossible to put up their stalls, but it’s very rare.
Come inside and visit Skipton’s Victorian Themed Shopping arcade. Beautiful painted ironwork and the clear glass roof make this covered shopping arcade quite unique, and well worth a visit if you’re in the Skipton area.
The shopping centre was developed and expanded from a 16th century theatre. Today its original stone walls are partly listed and provide a traditional backdrop to this unique shopping experience.
Craven Court Shopping Centre
In 1889 John and Rebecca Whitaker established the principles of our business, which through four generations have enabled Whitakers Chocolates Ltd to evolve into a leading supplier of confectionery, for both Foodservice and Retail markets in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.
Under the watchful eye of our Quality Assurance Manager, Whitakers have achieved the Higher Level Standard of the British Retail Consortiums’s accreditation. Such Standards enable you the customer to have complete confidence in the consistency of our products.
Whiskey Galore (800 different whiskeys) @ Wright Wine & Whiskey Co
The shop is an essential stop-off point for those making the pilgrimage north to the Scottish Whisky Trail.
A finer selection of whisky in any Yorkshire whisky shop you will not find, and without starting any more feuds, the same can probably can be said about Lancashire whisky shops too!
Here you will find the prices both attractive and realistic when compared with the tourist prices seen along The Whisky Trail…….and with 800 types of it, the selection even better.
Local Craven producers take part in a regular Farmer’s Market in Skipton. The market is held on the first Sunday of every month and takes place in the Canal Basin area of Coach Street, Skipton.
Plus all the usual Market Town Shops…
Within Reach of Skipton
Boundary Mill at Colne (15 minutes away)
Boundary Mill Stores is the largest quality mill store of its kind in the UK. Founded in 1983, our philosophy is to offer our customers quality branded goods at discount prices up to 75% off rrp.
The brand new Colne Store has many new exciting brands spread over two floors; the ground floor features ladies & mens fashions, shoes, bags, jewellery & accessories whilst the first floor is dedicated to home as well as a new M&S outlet which is nearly twice the size.
Boundary Mill Stores Colne stocks over 200 top name brands in Fashion and Home.
Wensleydale Cheese Factory
Tucked away within the market town of Hawes – The home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale – the Visitor Centre is the ideal destination for every fan of cheese…including Wallace & Gromit!
View the handcrafting of world famous cheese; discover its origins in the museum and taste the results in the specialist cheese shop, restaurant and coffee shop. There also is a spacious gift shop to explore.
Mill Shops, including: Pendle Mill Village
Pendle Village Mill ( Formerly Junction 12 ) is a family run Mill Store that takes great pride in giving its customers fantastic service & value for money.
“Samuel Taylors” is a specialist retailer, supplying card and paper crafts, scrapbooking, needlecraft, fashion fabrics, dress patterns and haberdashery. With their vast range of merchandise, they are known for excellent value. They are spreading the word that crafting is fun, enjoyable and tremendously satisfying. Imagine the pleasure of giving a card or gift you have lovingly made by hand.
World Heritage site of Salts Mills
It is an art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex located in Saltaire. It is inside a former mill, built in 1853. Salt’s Mill displays many paintings by local artist David Hockney, and also provides offices for Pace plc.
When completed, it was the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area. It is a grade II* listed building and a World Heritage Site.
Mackenzies Smoke House
It is an award winning smokehouse that supplies the top restaurants, hotels, catering and retail outlets in the country.
In our shop browse the amazing array of Mackenzies products on offer, take advantage of some superb and unusual gift ideas, purchase excellent seasonal fruit and vegetables then complete your shopping trip by visiting Kevin, our award winning butcher whose expertise will ensure you get the very best of our fresh Yorkshire meat and poultry.
Garden Centres, like Twin Locks in Gargrave
This garden center was established in 1992 by husband and wife partners Linda and Martin Twiss.
Over the years the Centre has steadily expanded in order to meet the requirements of our ever increasing and loyal clientele. We are a plant-based garden centre and our aim has always been to supply only the very best quality plants and sundries at competitive prices all year round.