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What to do in Skipton

About Skipton

A charming market town set on the River Aire, Skipton is famed as being the gateway to the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's also a great base for exploring nearby Bradford (16 miles away) and York (43 miles away). Voted one of the best places to live in the North of England, and the UK's happiest town, it is an outstanding place to visit for a relaxing break.

Sights within the town include the historic Skipton Castle, built in 1090 by Robert de Romille, Lord of Bolton Abbey. Initially a motte-and-bailey structure, in 1310, Robert Clifford rebuilt the castle in stone to improve its ability to withstand enemy attack. Today, visitors can explore the castle's six drum towers, hall, withdrawal rooms, and the lord's bedchamber in the castle. You'll also find an on-site restaurant, gift shop, restrooms and car park.

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What to see in Skipton

Be sure to visit the wonderful Skipton Market, which has existed since medieval times. While in the past it was the place where people came to trade animals, today it is a lively hub of activity with fruit and vegetables stalls, as well as local delicacies, craft items, jewellery, clothing and more for sale. The market runs on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays each week. For more shopping opportunities, head to the Craven Court Shopping Centre, where you'll find a lot of high street brands and the Plaza Cinema.

Another must-visit while in town is the Craven Museum and Gallery, located near the Town Hall. Here you can admire the extensive collection of Roebuck Art, machinery used in iron ore mining, and the first printing press, which was in action till 1960 at the Craven Herald and Pioneer Newspaper. If you love spending time outdoors, the city has plenty to offer you. Head to Aireville Park to walk along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and to explore 20 acres of greenery. Or follow the Millennium Walk which starts at the canal and passes through the town, taking in landmarks including Skipton Castle and the Holy Trinity Church.

Where to stay in Skipton

Those who wish to be in the centre of town should consider booking a hotel near to Devonshire Place. With accommodation here you'll be within easy reach of landmarks such as the Skipton War Memorial and the Freddie Trueman Statue, as well as a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. If you plan on doing rail trips out of town, staying near the main train station on Broughton Road is a good idea. Staying in the vicinity of the station also means you'll be close to the wonderful Aireville Park, Craven Leisure Centre and The Mart Theatre.

If you plan on exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park, look for hotels to the north of Skipton, around Grassington Road. The adjacent villages of Embsay, Eastby, Thorlby and Gargrave are also all great places to book a hotel with convenient access to the Dales.

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