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Highlights in Skipton
- High Corn Mill
- Skipton Castle and woodlands
- Bolton Abbey
- Open market
- Leeds-Liverpool Canal
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Skipton
A buzzing downtown with different kind of stylish and luxurious rentals a few minutes away from the busy High Street. A great selection of fine properties in the outskirts but still close to the centre or a cosy narrowboat, perfect for couples, moored close to Skipton Castle, for long weekends, romantic getaways or week-long cruises in the river. More traditional properties are also just a few steps away of excellent walking and cycling routes in the area.Traditional and medieval holiday rentals
Accommodations include many cosy buildings made of brick, stone and tiles. A respect for tradition becomes evident when walking through the streets and admiring the continuity of facade styles. Comfort is guaranteed behind those thick walls, prepared to withstand cold and snowy seasons. Exposed beams, wooden floors and fully renovated rentals to create exceptional spaces for groups, families and couples. Plenty of outdoor space, gardens and patios for lovely BBQs and gatherings. All amenities are at your disposal for you to enjoy your stay.
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The area and getting around
Crowds from all over the region and beyond flock to its main street during market days, when Skipton becomes really busy. There is a sense of life, of honest hard work in the streets paved with vendors and curious visitors. Rich heritage and great shopping make of Skipton a great choice for your dreamed holiday. It is easy to move around the town simply by walking, but very good public transportation is also available. The Leeds-Liverpool Canal also runs through town opening up river transportation options. Great outdoor options for explorers, hikers or bike riders are at your doorstep too! After exploring the surroundings, savour a nibble at Bojangles café, a mouthwatering menu at Alexander’s or a traditional fish and chips at Bizzie Lizzie’s.The best annual events
Skipton is home to many great annual events. If you have the opportunity to schedule a visit on a date that matches a local festival, you are sure not be disappointed. Skipton Sheep day is held on the 1st Sunday of July and includes stalls, entertainment and local cuisine. Skipton Christmas Market has reached the top 10 of United Kingdom’s best Christmas markets. On the other hand, homemade food is enjoyable all year round, and the place is not short on traditional venues. Chocolatier Whittakers is especially worth mentioning; established in 1889, it is the oldest chocolate factory in town.
Travellers and activities
The town has its roots in the medieval history of North Yorkshire, and many historical sites are available just a few minutes away from the city center. To name a couple, Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle, deep within ancient woodlands. Special events are held on occasion at the Town Hall, alongside regular craft fairs which welcome visitors at all times. The Craven Museum & Gallery is another option for an enriching afternoon.Charming and entertaining atmosphere
For travellers seeking to create exciting and unforgettable memories, 3 nightclubs, 2 theaters and many restaurants open their doors to exciting evenings. Enjoy a meal with your dearest ones, entertain yourselves on the dancefloor or attend a play and enjoy the show from the comfort of your seat. Taking a ride on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal is a romantic option, and the old woods surrounding Skipton Castle provide a perfect background for a walk taken straight out of a fairytale.
Skipton means “sheep farm”. During the First World War, the town was the site of a prisoner camp.
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Located by the waters of Eller Beck, this old building dates back to 1310. It is one of the oldest mills in North Yorkshire and, even though it doesn´t operate as such any longer, it is still capable of providing energy to 20 homes. The place has been renovated to house modern offices, shops and businesses.2. A visit to Skipton Castle and woodlands
Medieval castle built in 1090 by a Norman baron, preserved impeccably for over 900 years. Encased by what used to be great hunting grounds, the area remains one of England’s most rare and precious woodlands. A great idea is to start a walk on High Corn Mill and finish at the Castle, moving through the woods.3. Bolton Abbey
The Abbey is the largest standing building among the ruins of a 12th century monastery known as Bolton Priory. An impressive abbey and a very interesting the parish church in a well-managed state. The estate is open to visitors and may be used as a starting point for many walks with different routes available to suit all types of ability. Pleasant walks through history and natural beauty. Great for a healthy family day under the sun!4. The busy open market
Skipton’s main street becomes a fresh market four days a week. It is a symbol of the region and an absolutely must-see. Skipton has two kinds of days: standard days and market days. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are market days, and in such occasions the town becomes a hub for commerce, frantic activity and sheer cheerfulness. It is a small community glued together by a love for the countryside and the fresh produce of the land.5. Leeds-Liverpool Canal
This narrow stretch of water invites travellers to hop on a boat and comfortably enjoy a tour through the area. Built as a single waterway, this canal is the longest in Britain.It offers 127 miles of walking, boating and relaxation. Many visitors come to marvel picturesque villages on the edge of the Yorkshire dales before reaching Leeds.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Skipton
With an average price of £112.20 per night, Skipton lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the United Kingdom.
Those who want to save as much as possible should travel to Skipton in June, March, and January the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £87.92, £97.81, and £100.45 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Skipton, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of £138.02 per night), followed by May (£120.96), and April (£119.96).
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Skipton, as only 28% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is September (only 1.5% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by August (5.4%), and October (16.8%).
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