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23 Best and Fun Things To Do In Skipton, England

This charming market town is considered the gateway to the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales, drawing visitors from all over the country who want to experience the beautiful English countryside.

It’s also known for its twelfth-century castle, magnificent ruined priory, and quaint cobbled High Street, making Skipton well-worth a visit for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

But that’s not all this historic town has to offer.

Skipton is also home to an incredible street market that runs for only a few days each week, as well as a smattering of local shops, bakeries, and restaurants.

Those with kids should check out Raven Tree Top Adventure, which features a high ropes course and a zipline in a picturesque forest setting.

If you’re thinking about spending some time here on your next break, read on for a list of everything you need to know to plan a successful trip

The 23 Most Popular Things To Do In Skipton, England

23. Thorpe Fell Top

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)


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22. Castle Woods

5.0 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

21. Mill Bridge Gallery

4.8 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)


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Location: 3 Mill Bridge Skipton

Tel:  1756-799915

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20. Pinhaw Beacon

4.7 ★★★★★ (27 reviews)

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Location: Lothersdale Keighley

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19. Sharp Haw

4.7 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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18. Embsay Reservoir

4.9 ★★★★★ (33 reviews)

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17. Holy Trinity Church

4.6 ★★★★★ (53 reviews)

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Location: 1A Mill Bridge Skipton

Tel:  1756-793622

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16. Wainman’s Pinnacle

4.8 ★★★★★ (106 reviews)

Location: Dick Ln Keighley

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15. Grimwith Reservoir

4.7 ★★★★★ (134 reviews)

14. Lund’s Tower

4.7 ★★★★★ (204 reviews)


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Location: UK

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13. Parcevall Hall Gardens

4.7 ★★★★★ (315 reviews)

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Location: Skyreholme Skipton

Tel:  1756-720311

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12. Hesketh Farm Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (660 reviews)

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Location: Bolton Abbey Skipton

Tel:  1756-710444

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11. Kilnsey Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (900 reviews)

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Location: Kilnsey Park Kilnsey Skipton

Tel:  1756-752150

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10. Bolton Abbey Station (Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway)

4.6 ★★★★★ (982 reviews)

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Location: Bolton Abbey Skipton

Tel:  1756-710614

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9. Thornton Hall Country Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,208 reviews)


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Location: Thornton in Craven Skipton

Tel:  1282-841148

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8. Craven Museum & Gallery

4.5 ★★★★★ (44 reviews)

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Location: High Street Skipton

Tel:  1756-706397

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7. Skipton Castle Woods

4.7 ★★★★★ (54 reviews)

Location: Skipton

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6. Raven Tree Top Adventure

5.0 ★★★★★ (59 reviews)

Location: Gargrave Road Skipton

Tel:  7729-572974

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5. Matrix Superbowl

4.1 ★★★★☆ (304 reviews)


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Location: 12a Sandylands Business Centre Skipton

Tel:  1756-701623

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4. Aireville Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (602 reviews)

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Location: Skipton

Tel:  1756-792805

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3. Bolton Priory

4.7 ★★★★★ (2,109 reviews)

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Location: Bolton Abbey Skipton

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2. Skipton Castle

4.5 ★★★★★ (3,598 reviews)

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Location: The Bailey Skipton

Tel:  1756-792442

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1. Skipton Market

4.3 ★★★★☆ (4,175 reviews)

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Location: High Street Skipton

Tel:  1756-700553

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Skipton, England! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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