What To See and Do

  • Skipton is known as "The Gateway to the Dales." Explore Malham, Grassington, Kettlewell, Bolton Abbey and the many other sites and attractions of the region.
  • We are approximately 8 minutes walk away from Skipton's bustling high street with its fine selection of shops, Norman castle and traditional open-air markets (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).
  • Follow the leafy woodland walk behind the castle, where herons, kingfishers and deer can sometimes be seen.
  • Unwind by taking a boat trip on the Leeds and Liverpool canal which runs through Skipton.
  • Enjoy a variety of events and theatre at Skipton Auction Mart.
  • Book a round of golf at one of the surrounding local courses or practise your game at Skipton Driving Range.
  • We are also approximately 5 minutes walk away from Aireville Park where you can enjoy a family day out at the pitch-and-putt course, swimming pool and tennis courts.
  • Sample one of England's most scenic railways from Settle to Carlisle. Steam engine enthusiasts can visit Embsay Steam Railway.
  • Ilkley is just a short drive away and offers walking on the iconic Ilkley Moor, great shopping and many events, theatre and festivals at the Ilkley King's Hall.
  • A sight-seeing trip or shopping spree in York, Harrogate and Leeds are all within easy reach.
  • Skipton hosts a variety of good places to eat and drink.
Skipton's medieval castle gates
Malham Tarn near Skipton
Bolton Abbey near Skipton Park Guest'otel B&B