Planning your visit

Address: Coach Street car park, Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1LE View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: Public toilets can be found in Coach Street car park

The gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a beautiful market town with an award-winning high street and market, as well as a 12th century castle. At over 800 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best-preserved medieval castles in England.

For picturesque walks head towards Gargrave village, or if you're feeling energetic why not ride the Aire valley towpath route.

A brilliant destination to soak up the history and sit and people-watch at the many eateries overlooking the Leeds & Liverpool Canal waterside.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

There are some benches dotted along the canal


  • Skipton Trail - the Earl of Thanet, who once lived in Skipton Castle, complained about the noise from the canal! Is the canal still a noisy place today? Take tes trail to find out

Wildlife spotting:

In the heart of the town, swans and ducks are regulars around the water's edge and you may catch a glimpse of a heron

Getting here

By car - there are several pay & displays in the town. Coach Street car park, BD23 1LE is next to the canal

By train - Skipton Station is an eight minute walk to the towpath

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