Skipton is the 'gateway' to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales for thousands of visitors from all over the world. The broad tree-lined High Street leads up to the church, behind which you you see the impressive facade of the 900 year-old castle, and Skipton Woods.

The High Street is home to the famous market with its many varied and interesting stalls, and to numerous shops. Skipton has many independent specialist shops, but also has branches of many quality chains and two department stores.

Wander down the many alleyways or 'ginnels' to savour the town's history and character. Explore the side streets where you will find individual shops, cafes and restaurants. Visit the canal area with boat trips, marina. footpaths, and picnic areas.

Craven Court is an attractive Victorian style Shopping Centre, with entrances both off the High Street and off Otley Street.