The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton, is a delightful market town surrounded by spectacular countryside and steeped in heritage.
Meaning ‘Sheeptown’, Skipton lies on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal and boasts many quaint shops, a beautifully preserved castle and one of the country’s finest markets that fill the High Street.
For a small town it really punches above its weight and is a great destination to visit as part of your coach holiday with Caledonian Travel. Search our available packages to Skipton today.
Located at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a traditional market town that is great to visit any time of the year.
Most activity in Skipton centres on the attractive High Street and its web of quaint alleys lined with tearooms, boutiques and the odd High Street store ready to entice you.
Chances are on your coach break to Skipton that the town’s famous market will be taking place. This continues to be held on four days of the week under a charter granted by King John over 800 years ago. Browse the countless stalls, selling everything from local produce, flowers, sweets, clothing and groceries, and treat yourself to something special.
After all that retail therapy, immerse yourself in the town’s history at Skipton Castle where you can scale to the top of the Watch Tower to enjoy enviable views and venture underground to the depths of the dungeon.
Meanwhile, whilst in Skipton it’s criminal if you don’t take a boat trip down the canal from which you can admire the magical surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales.
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