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Mini guide to Skipton


Nestling in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Skipton, is a scenic country market town with a castle, cobbled streets, ducks and canal boats. It's a pretty town to spend time in and use as a base to explore the area.

Not to be missed is the 900 year old Skipton Castle, one of the finest medieval fortresses in Britain complete with roof and a beautiful early Tudor courtyard. It has witnessed turbulent events, including a three year siege by Cromwell's men during the Civil War but has remained remarkably well-preserved. In the grounds there is a yew tree planted in 1659 and still thriving. Also worth a visit is ancient Skipton Market which lines the High Street's cobbled stones and attracts visitors from across the region.

A pleasant walk can be found along the 19th century Leeds Liverpool Canal. A half-mile stretch of it snakes around the back of Skipton Castle acting as a moat. You can see the chute where the stones from the quarry used to be loaded onto the barges when the canal played an important industrial role.

Shopping lovers should ensure that they visit the four-days-a-week market and Craven Court, the architecturally praised Victorian shopping arcade. For a regional food speciality visit the Pork Pie Shop or try the roast dinners in the many pubs. Entertainment also focuses heavily on the pubs, with the Wooly Sheep and the Royal Oak recommended.

Nearby attractions include the magnificent Dales countryside, the haunting ruins of Bolton Abbey, with its vast network of woodland paths, and the impressive limestone features of Malham Cove.

By car Skipton is 12 miles from the end of the M65. Buses leave London Victoria Bus Station and take five hours. The most convenient railway stations to get to Skipton are at Leeds and Bradford which both have frequent services into the Dales.

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