Skipton is an historical town in the English county of North Yorkshire, forming the southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.
- For other places with the same name, see Skipton (disambiguation).
Skipton as seen from the castle.
Skipton is served by trains from Leeds (2 an hour taking approx 40 minutes) and Bradford Forster Square (2 an hour taking approximately 40 minutes). Trains on the Settle to Carlisle route pass through Skipton.
The town is served by the A59 Leeds to Kendal Road, and the A65 York to Preston, as well as the A629 from Keighley and Halifax. Access from Skipton into the Dales to Grassington and beyond on the B6265.
The town can be easily navigated on foot.
Regular trains operate on the Aire Valley line from Skipton station, a short walk from the town centre.
Regular buses operate from the central bus station in the town center to the Yorkshire Dales and other surrounding towns/villages.
- Skipton and Craven Tourist Information Centre, 35 Coach Street, Skipton, tel 01756 792809, fax 01756 700709, mailto:email@example.com
- Skipton Castle , tel 01756 792442, fax 01756 796100, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - one of the best preserved medieval castles of England, dating back to the 12th century
Busy Lizzies is an excellent fish & chip shop
- Wild Oates, High Street. Wonderful vegetarian cafe above a health food store at the top of the high street, offering great food during the day all week.
Skipton has a variety of pubs and bars.
- Narrow Boat, Victoria Street.  Slightly different with an excellent selection of locally sourced real ale and international beers.
- Wooly Sheep, High Street.  One of the finest pubs in town with a great high street location. Serves a selection of locally produced Timothy Taylors cask ales. The pub also provides bed and breakfast accommodation.
Skipton also has its own brewery: Copper Dragon Brewery.