Thinking of Holidaying in Skipton?

Need some Accommodation Inspiration?

There’s never been a better time to book a holiday in the Skipton area. With miles of beautiful countryside and huge stretches of unbroken idyllic scenery, it’s the ideal destination for hikers, holidaymakers or those simply looking to get away from it all. Before you rush into booking any flights out of the country or think about booking an expensive cruise away – stop and consider spending that money in wonderful Yorkshire instead!

Conveniently placed on the edge of two Areas of National Beauty and one National Park, Skipton makes for a perfect base for any would-be adventurers looking to get out and explore what the area has to offer. Whilst you’re here you can check out the litany of events and things going on around the Yorkshire Dales.

Before you think about looking elsewhere for places to stay, have a look at our selection of accommodation options and remember this is just a slice of what’s on offer!

Sarah’s Cosy Basement Apartment

Glowing reviews of this charming Edwardian terrace can be read on the Airbnb page where the whole basement annex is offered at an extremely reasonable £70 a night. Although the apartment is without a cooker or kitchen, the family is more than happy to recommend places to eat and drink. With a good size double bedroom, complete with drawers and wardrobe, you’ll feel more than comfortable in this typically British home.

Bowland Fell Park

For maximum proximity to the Forest of Bowland, this exquisite static Caravan site should not be overlooked. This park offers a great variety of accommodation options for would-be explorers looking find to a snug little retreat from the rugged wilderness of the Area of National Beauty that is literally a stone’s throw away at some points. If you’d rather stay in more traditional surroundings then you can book into one of their luxury bar conversions and enjoy the benefits of the park which include a swimming pool and dedicated pub.

Herriot’s Hotel

For those looking for a little more space (as well as housekeeping!) Herriot’s Hotel is an ideal choice. Set on the outer limits of the town, the hotel offers 25 rooms with an eye-catching blend of traditional and modern designs all captured within a Grade 2 Listed Victorian building. In addition to a small selection of deluxe ‘Superior’ rooms, they also offer single rooms and even dog friendly suites. For a great meal you need not go any further than the in-house restaurant that offers stylish dining at good value.

Niffany Caravan and Camp Site

There’s nothing quite like spending a night under the stars and your head on the ground. Camping is far and away the most affordable option for any one who doesn’t mind sleeping a little bit rough. Of course the level of comfort with which you submit yourself to is totally dependent on the gear that you’ve brought with you. Regardless, Niffany offers every amenity that you’d expect from a modern campsite with washing facilities and shower (50p per use).

With so many more accommodations open, from the expensive to the cheap, Skipton has a place to suit every budget.

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What’s On in May

This May in Skipton and the surrounding areas…

There’s something for everyone this month in Skipton, whether you’re looking for automotive mayhem, thought provoking theatre or simply a walk in the wild.

Lawnmower Racing

It certainly doesn’t get any more rural than this. Skipton’s extreme answer to a traditional Summer fair. On the weekend of the 13th you’ll be able to find everything from Animal feeding and petting to egg collecting. The top billed event though, is of course the Lawnmower Racing. Dozens of professional racers will be gathering to whizz their way around the fields of Thornton Hall Farm – normal entry prices apply.

No Job For A Woman

From a partnership between Skipton Town Hall and local theatre group, The Jay Walkers, comes a new play based on the life of local woman Fanny. With a talented cast bringing the wartime Skipton to life, expect laughs and tears a plenty as the modern history of the town is played out before your very eyes. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre at £8.00, make sure you get them early to avoid disappointment.

Damen Amos & Friends

Skipton’s leading sports and music destination, Venue, will be opening it’s doors once more to the public and playing host to some of the very best talent that the local music scene has to offer. Up and coming DJ Damen Amos will be headlining, with support from friend and fellow producer Dan Kouk. This event is absolutely free of charge, so there’s no excuse not to turn up for a spell!

Festival of Walks

The Skipton Rotary Club has arranged a total of six walks, all differing in lengths and difficulty for the benefit of anyone who wants to join. Should you wish to raise sponsorship for the event, then walkers are encouraged to raise their own funds. The walks are themed with options including: Ghosts and Legends, Explore Old Skipton and Skipton Woods & Timeline Trail. Throw this URL into the address bar (http://www.skiptonrotary.org/FoWs.htm) to find more details.

Skipton Market

A market that dates all the way back to the Medieval times, Skipton’s Town Market was granted a Royal Charter by King John to hold a far, a tradition that has continued ever since. Whereas most town markets convene infrequently, Skipton’s occurs four days a week. On a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can find everything from fantastic locally sourced food to tools, CDs and DVDs.

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