Cheap Hotels in Skipton
Near Craven Museum and Gallery
The Unicorn Hotel offers accommodation in the centre of Skipton. This North Yorkshire bed and breakfast provides Sky TV, free parking and free WiFi. It is within 2 minutes’ walk of a cinema, and the town’s shops and restaurants. Each room has a TV and tea and coffee facilities. Bathrooms feature a bath and shower and complementary toiletries. A freshly cooked full English breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room, with fresh coffee and Yorkshire Tea. A range of other breakfast items are available. Skipton Train Station is a 9-minute walk from The Unicorn Hotel. The pretty town of Harrogate is 35 minutes’ drive from the town, and the city of Leeds, with a huge range of cultural activities and regular events, is around 50 minutes away.
Set within the peaceful Yorkshire village of Embsay, Rockwood House has beautiful views of the moors and surrounding countryside. It offers light, airy rooms. Each room at Rockwood features an en suite shower room or full bathroom, free Wi-Fi access, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is also a TV and a hairdryer for guests. Rockwood House is situated on the edge of the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, with numerous scenic walking trails leading from the village. The town of Skipton, with its independent shops and famous market, is just a 5-minute drive away.
Situated in the market town of Skipton, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales, The Woolly Sheep Inn has free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Skipton Castle, which dates back to the 11th century, is less than 10 minutes’ walk away. Homemade meals are made using fresh, high-quality local ingredients, and a range of award-winning Timothy Taylor ales is also served. Rooms at The Woolly Sheep are elegant, spacious, and traditionally furnished. Features include a flat-screen TV, work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. A range of shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park is just a mile away. Here guests can explore the beautiful scenery and enjoy picturesque walks.
With secure free private parking on site, Napier’s Restaurant with Rooms is situated in the oldest part of Skipton, behind the castle. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and parts of the building date back to the 13th century. Fresh fish is delivered daily, and home-baked bread and homemade sausages feature on the restaurant menu. You can enjoy local lamb, beef, pork and game, and both the lunch and evening menus change regularly. Each room at Napier’s is traditionally furnished, and some still retain 17th-century wooden beams. All rooms benefit from a flat-screen LCD TV, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The High Street is just metres from the front door, and you can visit the famous market, and the wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Highfield House Hotel
Near Craven Museum and Gallery
The Railway Hotel
Near Craven Museum and Gallery
Hotels in Skipton
Set in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, Skipton hotels are an excellent base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by historical buildings and bustling markets.
One of the best-preserved medieval castles in the whole of England, Skipton Castle has survived over 900 years of history. Originally a motte and bailey castle built in 1090, the castle was reinforced with stone in 1102 to withstand attacks from the Scots. Later, during the English Civil War, the castle became the last Royalist stronghold in the north until it eventually surrendered in 1645 at the end of a three-year siege. Visitors to the castle today can explore the depths of its dungeon and see the yew tree planted by Lady Anne Clifford in 1659 to commemorate the repairs made to the castle after the siege.
For a comprehensive overview of the rich history behind Skipton head to the Craven Museum and Gallery, housed in Skipton Town Hall. Well worth visiting, the museum has a fascinating range of exhibitions on the area's heritage and includes archaeological artefacts and clothing to dress up in.
Skipton is set on the longest canal in the country – the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Measuring at 127 miles, the canal was completed in 1816 with the purpose of transporting cargo such as stone, coal and cloth. Today the canal is a beautiful area to explore and there are a number of companies operating in Skipton that offer cruises and trips on the water. Pennine Boat Trips and Airedale Cruising are two of the better-known companies, and they offer a range of boating tuition cruises and relaxing day cruises, ideal for both family trips and romantic getaways in the country.
Skipton is a brilliant place to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Skipton Market has a long history stretching back to the medieval period and is today a great place to find everything from fresh local produce to flowers and clothing. Head to Skipton High Street and you'll come across big name brands on either side of cobbled streets and alleys, and Skipton also boasts a variety of boutique independent outlets clustered around Victoria Square as well as a number of traditional shops and eateries in the Historical Quarter.
Yorkshire Dales and Bolton Abbey
Skipton is excellently positioned for visiting the Yorkshire Dales. A short trip to the east from the town will take you to the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery that make up Bolton Abbey. Encompassing 30,000 acres of countryside and 80 miles of footpaths, there is plenty of land surrounding the abbey to explore. Head further into the Dales and you'll find a vast and beautiful natural space with walking routes for all ages and levels of ability. If you're looking for a more adventurous hike head to the Three Peaks – Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Close to Ingleborough you'll also find Ingleborough Cave a show cave that features a 500m long fossil gallery as well as impressive stalagmite formations.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Skipton
What are the most booked hotels in Skipton?The Woolly Sheep Inn, Rockwood House and Napier's Restaurant with Rooms are some of the popular hotels in Skipton.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Skipton?The cheapest price for a double room in Skipton is £66, offered by Hotel Rendezvous.
If I want to stay in the center of Skipton, which hotels shall I consider?The best hotels near the center of Skipton are The Woolly Sheep Inn, The Unicorn Skipton and Napier's Restaurant with Rooms.
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