Attractions and activities in Skipton and the surrounding area.
Below are just a few of the many attractions and activities available in Skipton and the surrounding area. Whether you’re interested in history, outdoor activities, or just want to relax and enjoy the scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy
Skipton Castle: This 900-year-old castle is one of the best-preserved in England and offers visitors a glimpse into medieval life. The castle is open to the public and offers guided tours, as well as exhibitions and events throughout the year.
The Leeds-Liverpool Canal: This historic waterway runs through Skipton and offers visitors the opportunity to take a boat trip or go for a leisurely walk or cycle along the towpath. Visitors can also hire a canal boat and explore the area at their own pace.
Craven Museum & Gallery: This museum offers visitors a chance to learn about the history of the town and the surrounding area. The museum also hosts a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
The Dales Way: This long-distance walking trail runs through Skipton and the surrounding area, offering visitors the chance to experience the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway: This heritage railway offers visitors the chance to take a steam train ride through the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. The railway also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including Santa specials and vintage train rides.
Skipton Golf Club: This 18-hole golf course is set in beautiful countryside and offers visitors the chance to play a round of golf while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding area.
Aireville Park: This large park offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy the outdoors with its wide range of facilities including children’s playground, swimming pool and a cafe.
Skipton Tourist Information Centre can be contacted on 01756 792 809 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.