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Best things to do in Skipton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“There are not many complete castles in Yorkshire, There is a ruined one in Pontefract, but none other than this. There is a lovely walk along the river to the side of the castle too. ”
17 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Fantastic 'farm shop' with a huge selection of products, and a great restaurant”
13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Oliver Cromwell's castle is a ten minute drive from us in the beautiful town of Skipton.”
13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great intimate French bistro with friendly staff and an eclectic menu. The have a great value early bird menu if you fancy a popping in on your way back from the Dales. Probably the best restaurant in Skipton. ”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A beautiful walk in the shadow of the Castle through broadleaf woodlands managed by the Woodland Trust. Over 160 flowering plants, trees and ferns including some rare orchids. Easily accessed from Skipton town centre”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent range of local ales which are changed regularly. Friendly staff and dog friendly.”
5 locals recommend
Building
“Lining the historic setts on either side of Skipton High Street, there's been a market here since medieval times with the consent to trade originally given by King John and currently by the owners of Skipton Castle. ”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“A record shop that happens to serve drinks, play good music and host live bands. Always a good idea.”
4 locals recommend
Pub
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“An old establishment and typical country pub with extensive restaurant facilities to the rear.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really nice restaurant that has a traditional grill menu as well as Italian, draught beer and a nice place to sit and eat.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
4 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you're visiting Skipton this is a great place for coffee, cake, brunch and lunch. Just off the main high street its a popular haunt for many locals. Food is delicious and brilliantly presented. ”
4 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“An old cinema, full of charm and retro style...and cheap tickets from £6 for adults.”
4 locals recommend
Castle
“Old fashioned market town by the river. Interesting shops, an art gallery, plenty of cafes, pubs and fish and chips.”
24 locals recommend
Department Store
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1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“A variety of shops for interiors, gifts, souvenirs and clothing, as well as cafes.”
3 locals recommend