Found in the Craven District of North Yorkshire is the quaint riverside market town of Skipton. Near the spectacular Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is surrounded by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, gifting all who visit with miles and miles of stunning scenery – great for exploring from your rented vacation cottage. Not just offering pretty wildlife, Skipton is also the home of a vibrant and lively high street, with many independent businesses lining the shopping area. If your feet are tired after a long day of walking in the countryside (or, of course, shopping!), then take your pick of one of the many fine pubs on offer. Alternatively, pop into a traditional fish and chip restaurant. Treat your partner to a night out, grabbing a bite to eat in one of Skipton’s restaurants, and then visiting either the Mart or Little Theatre for a show.
Enjoy a romantic getaway in the North Yorkshire Dales with a stay at Ermysteds Cottage, a character cottage in Wharfedale, beautifully renovated to a high standard of excellence in the historic market town of Skipton, a ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
Large groups on holiday in the Yoorkshire Dales will find comfortable, charming accommodation at Street Head Farm, a rural holiday cottage near Skipton in North Yorkshire. This five-bedroom countryside cottage seamlessly blends many of its original features with modern amenities. Pets welcome.
Spend a weekend or longer living in a style to which you would like to become accustomed to at Broughton Hall, a fabulous stately home in the Yorkshire Dales. This large and truly magnificent holiday home welcomes up to 32 guests.
Craven House is a large and dog friendly Victorian House with Wi-Fi offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests in Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking and touring holidays in North Yorkshire.
A romantic cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Lottie’s Loft is a lovely studio apartment, once a blacksmith’s workshop in Grassington, North Yorkshire that’s been carefully restored and furnished to provide superb accommodation for couples on holiday in beautiful Wharfedale. Pets welcome.
A fun-filled holiday awaits at the five-bedroom, pet-friendly property near the rural village of Embsay in the Yorkshire Dales. Laurel Bank Cottage sits among mature gardens. This charming and modern large holiday cottage is finished with dashes of bold colour and country style.
Look around Skipton and you will see plenty of historical architecture. Skipton Castle, built in 1090, is one of the best preserved mediaeval castles, while a mill, built in 1310, is one of the oldest in the area. The town hall acts as a museum, but if you prefer to see history come to life, come during the summer for Skipton Sheep Day, celebrating the heritage and culture of this interesting town through food and fun market stalls. Similarly, there is an annual gala, great to take part in with the kids, where the public parades through Aireville Park, finishing the event with music and fireworks. On the other hand, the Skipton Christmas market has been voted as one of the top in the whole country, and is also worth checking out. To behold Skipton in all its glory, hop aboard a boat on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and let yourself take in all the views while relaxing on deck. If you would like to blow off some steam after, Skipton offers everything from swimming to cycling to squash. A wonderful place to spend a leisurely holiday is Skipton.