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Skipton Area Guide

The historic market town of Skipton (in Craven) is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' and provides extensive recreational facilities with stunning open countryside nearby. Skipton lies on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with excellent fishing, climbing and walking including the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Craven has its fair share of gourmet pubs, restaurants and excellent sporting facilities including a state of the art swimming pool and gym. A Bowling Alley, Cinema and many High Street Brands are some of the other attractions to this market town. Bradford City, Leeds United, Manchester United and City, Burnley and Bury are all within an hour of Skipton.

A central attraction is the Leeds Liverpool Canal which provides fishing, boat hire and sightseeing trips as well as pleasant long or short walks on the level. Some of these take in Skipton Castle, which is one of the best preserved in the UK. There are very well respected primary and secondary schools within the town, such as Skipton Girls High and Ermysteds Grammar.

Skipton is a past winner of The High Street of Great Britain Award, outshining competition such as Kensington High Street and Oxford Street in London. Just last year in a poll taken by The Guardian, it was one of the top ten best places to retire to.