Skipton is an historical town in the English county of North Yorkshire, forming the southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.
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 approx 40 minutes). Trains on the Settle to Carlisle route pass through Skipton.
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 center.
Regular buses operate from the central bus station in the town center to the Yorkshire Dales and other surrounding tonws/villages.
- Skipton and Craven Tourist Information Centre, 35 Coach Street, Skipton, tel 01756 792809, fax 01756 700709, mailto:[email protected]
- Skipton Castle , tel 01756 792442, fax 01756 796100, mailto:[email protected] - one of the best preserved medieval castles of England, dating back to the 12th century
Busy Lizzies is an excellent fish & chip shop
Eastwoods is better by far
Skipton has a variety of pubs and bars.
- Narrow Boat, Victoria Street.  Slightly different with an excellent selection of real ale.
- 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 accomodation.