At the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton has a lovely high street and an exceptionally well preserved medieval castle. And it’s got a lively cultural life. The best places to stay in Skipton tend to have plenty of charm, just like the town, and often exceptionally beautiful views over the Dales.
Skipton grew rich off the sheep’s back during the Anglo Saxon age and there are still several busy market days each week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and the Northern Dales Farmers Market is held nearby on the first Sunday of the month.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Skipton are all rurally located, but they're also perfect for making the most of what this town and surrounding area have to offer from fabulous walking to exploring stunning country houses and much more.
Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Skipton, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out our recommended hotels either in the Yorkshire Dales or throughout Yorkshire.
Colourful, contemporary-style hotel, on the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate, with stunning views over a picturesque Wharfedale village. Ideally placed for walks, exploring local villages or picnicking by the river.
Near Skipton, Yorkshire
15th Century drovers' inn turned in the 1950s to a popular pub in the Dales. Oak beams and chic interiors make the comfortable rooms ooze character. The restaurant serves excellent modern British food. Do not miss a chance to explore the wine cave. Great walking from the door.
The former Coaching Inn on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate is now a romantic hideaway spa hotel. Classic rooms exude comfort and style. 4 AA Rosette fine dining, a brasserie, indoor pool and stunning parkland setting makes this a popular place for families, wedding parties and romance.