stargaze at night and embrace the fresh Yorkshire air.

Skipton is a magical town to visit for the weekend. You can enjoy some pub grub, wander around the market town and learn all about the history of Skipton Castle. West Yorkshire is filled with small towns and breath-taking views. You can spend a day shopping in Leeds or exploring the history of West Yorkshire.

Try something a little different for your next weekend away, and stay in a caravan or rented home in Skipton. You can stargaze at night and embrace the fresh Yorkshire air.

Let’s take a closer look at everything you can do, see and eat in Skipton.

The Yorkshire Dales

Skipton is just a twenty-minute drive from the Yorkshire Dales. You can hop in the car and admire the beautiful views of the moors. You could go for a hike and act out the best parts of Wuthering Heights with your Heathcliff. If you’re a big Bronte fan, you could even take a trip to the Bronte Parsonage Museum at Haworth. You can see where the Bronte’s lived and how they first wrote their infamous novels.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is over nine hundred years old and is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the UK. You can explore every corner of the Castle and visit the grand Banqueting Hall. You can explore the bed chambers, kitchen and creepy dungeon below. During the English Civil War, the Castle was the last remaining royalist stronghold in Northern England. It was surrendered on the 20th of December after a three-year siege. Skipton Castle is definitely worth a visit on your weekend away.

The Market Town

Skipton first became a market town in 1204 at the hands of King John. It’s still a market town today with numerous festivals and events throughout the year. Sheep Day is an event in the summer hosting sheepdog trials, vintage tractors and sheep shearing. You could also attend Skipton’s gala or Waterways festival. Make sure to check out what’s on when you’re in Skipton for the weekend. You might be able to book a ticket at the local festival.


Skipton is the perfect place to get a traditional Sunday dinner with all the trimmings. You can enjoy huge Yorkshire puddings, delicious roast chicken and all kinds of vegetables. A roast dinner is a perfect finish to a magical weekend in Skipton.

You can pop into a few local cafes for breakfast at the weekend as well. You could have a full English breakfast or pancakes with your coffee. Treat yourself to a luxurious breakfast on your weekend away and make the most out of Skipton’s foodie scene.

It’s time to book your next weekend away in Skipton.