Skipton is a country market town, up in the Pennines, at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. The name Skipton comes from the Saxon word for sheep – the town really began as a trading centre for sheep and wool. The canal came and went, the mills came, and now it’s a big tourist centre for people passing through to see the Yorkshire Dales. It’s a small, friendly town with a population of around 16,000. It has history, a castle, cobbled streets, ducks and canal boats. It’s a pretty town to walk around, and gets thousands of visitors.


Skipton is the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales for thousands of visitors from all over the world. The broad tree-lined High Street leads up to the church, behind which you you see the impressive facade of the 900 year-old castle, and Skipton Woods.

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