Previously voted by the Times newspaper "Best Place To Live" and awarded "Best High Street" it's no surprise that this vibrant market town offers so much more to explore.

From its picturesque canal ways and cobbled streets to a wide variety of independent shops and an array of historic buildings. Skipton hosts it's popular thriving market each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the busy High Street.  Every first Sunday of the month there is a farmer's market at the canal basin and additional market days for special events throughout the year.

Skipton Castle

This is certainly not to be missed, situated at the top of the High Street, this medieval castle is one of the best preserved in the country. From the top of the watchtower you can admire the magnificent rolling hills of the Dales, reminding you there's so much more to discover!

Skipton Castle Woods

The walk through Skipton Castle and Woods is a pleasant way to get a feel for medieval times without going far. The walk climbs a little in the woods and returns over the fields with good views over the town.  

The woods are now leased to the Woodland Trust and are mainly made up of a large variety of Ash trees and some birch. All are pleasantly framed along Eller Beck.  You can start this walk directly from the canal path at the back of the hotel.