Lying on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is in a great location to experience this natural beauty. To get some air in your lungs, you could mountain bike up and down the hills. For an old-school approach, steam train your way through. Aside from the landscape, you have ancient medieval castles, an abundance of wildlife and fun activities for all the family. Stay in one of our hotels in Skipton, and you’re in the best position to experience all this – it’s just a short drive away.

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Book a hotel in Skipton and visit its namesake castle. Built nearly 2000 years ago, Skipton Castle improved the area’s reputation from a poor village to a thriving town. It’s one of the best preserved medieval castles in England, so it’s easy to imagine what it was like in its heyday. It’s on the outskirts of the Castle Woods, so take a detour on your 30-minute walk back to our Skipton Hotel. Make the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway your next stop. The old fashioned train lumbers through rural Yorkshire countryside and offers superb views. Our Skipton Hotel is a quick 10-minute drive from the Embsay Station, so start there. Stretch your legs when you reach Bolton Abbey station and wander for a mile to see the 12th century ruin.

Things to do in Skipton

Drive 20 minutes from our Skipton Hotel and you’re deep into the Yorkshire Dales at Kilnsey Park. The estate is run by a family, so naturally, there are fun activities for the kids — from fly fishing to pony trekking. They also run a red squirrel conservation programme, so it’s your chance to get up close with this iconic, rare animal. For something different, take a tour around the Copper Dragon Ale Brewery. The guides are so passionate and enthusiastic, it’s infectious. The beer is a bit special so it all makes sense. Also, our Keighley Hotel is 7.9 miles away.