Planning your visit


Travelodge Skipton

Our Skipton hotel is part of the 'gateway to the Yorkshire Dales'. Just a mile from Skipton town centre, it's also within walking distance of a number of natural sites, and stunning views from Flasby Fell.

With the medieval Skipton Castle, great local markets, and picturesque canals, you'll never be bored in Skipton. Why not try a local beer at the Copper Dragon Brewery or take a tour around Thornton Hall Farm Country Park.

All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.


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Rendezvous Hotel

This family run hotel on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton – gateway to the Dales, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality – with staff who really do care! Guests return time and again, whether it’s for business or leisure, because we offer warmth and a genuine professional hospitality.

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

A short history of The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa as we see it today was built in the early 17th century, though there had been a place of hospitality on this site for much longer than that.

It came into the ownership of the 4th Duke of Devonshire in 1753 as part of the Bolton Abbey Estate. It was further developed by the 5th Duke, a man well ahead of his time. He realised the importance of visitors to the area and ensured many miles of footpaths were established so that visitors could admire the splendid views. The area attracted poets and artists alike, including Wordsworth and Turner.


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Skipton Pie and Mash shop

Skipton Pie and Mash Shop is one of the only places to sit and eat traditional pie and mash in the North.

Why not come down to the cafe today and see what all the hype is about. We pride ourself on top quality food, freshly prepared from local produce. We invite you to come and enjoy one of today’s specials, at the best cafe in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

All our pies are home made using local, fresh produce. We’re sure you’ll agree our pies are full of meat and other delicious produce.

Eat in or takeaway.


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The Cavendish Arms

The Cavendish Arms, Embsay, is ideally located just one mile from the market town of Skipton, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, 40 minutes from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. We’re also convenient for Lancashire, Cumbria and the North East.

We believe that we have something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a good meal, a proper pint, a venue for a get together or just time to relax, we’ll do our best to make sure you leave happy.

All our food is freshly cooked, on site, by chef and licensee Owen Pugh.


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Le Bistro des Amis

Le Bistro Des Amis is proud to be situated in the beautiful market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire. Our cosy, laid back atmosphere and tasty food means we’re the perfect place for if you want to pop in for a quick coffee or beer or linger over a full three-course dinner.

Our Franco/Yorkshire twist means that we serve classic French dishes alongside some British favourites and modern European cuisine. We source our ingredients either locally or from famous French markets because we believe top quality produce speaks for itself.

Our staff are super friendly and efficient so whether you’re out with friends, family or just popping out on your own, come meet our welcoming team, relax and enjoy the flavours.


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Local Attractions

Hesketh Farm Park

Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey and 5 miles from the market town of Skipton.

The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam train whistling by in the valley below.

Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. Today it is run by Chris and his wife Sue who are the fourth generation to farm here.


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Skipton Castle

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.

Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.


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Skipton Market

Skipton Market is unique in the way it operates. Its history dates back to medieval times, when a Royal Charter from King John granted consent to 'The Lord of the Honour' of Skipton Castle to hold a fair on Skipton High Street. 

This consent still holds true today - and the current owner of Skipton Castle grants the rights to hold the market on four days each week.

For many years, the market in Skipton was a place where animals were traded. The town's close association with sheep is reflected in the name. Skipton actually means 'Sheep Town' - so the historic link will always remain.

The trading of animals still takes place, on an almost daily basis, in Skipton - but this trading now takes place in the purpose-built Auction Mart on the outskirts of Town.


Culture in Skipton

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