Known as the "Gateway to the Dales", Skipton is a local centre for tourism, commerce and education. Visitor attractions include the historic castle; the high street market (held Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday); and the area round the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. A farmers market is held on the first Sunday of every month in the Canal Basin area of Coach Street.

OS grid reference SD 985 515


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Useful and informative links

Rowley Collection
An online gallery of over 500 historic old photos of Skipton, fully indexed.
Skipton Castle web site
Skipton photographs from Geograph
Skipton Web contains: Links to all known websites relating to the town of Skipton. Virtual Tour of Skipton. Interactive Flash map of Skipton. Message board. User polls. Skipton street finder. Key locations. Searchable photo gallery of Skipton, and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales, including 360° photos. Local Events diary. Pages of information on Skipton pubs, clubs, accommodation, shops, places to eat, transport links and nearby attractions...
Wikipedia article on Skipton

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