Things To Do


Places to visit


Places of interest to visit in the Skipton area

Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle

Airton – Idyllic Yorkshire Dales village in Malhamdale. Fantastic walks and scenery all around

Aysgarth – With fabulous scenery, walks and the famous Aysgarth Falls

Bolton Abbey – The historic Abbey and priory ruins, Strid Wood, great walks and spectacular views

bolton abbey from the air
bolton abbey from the air

Buckden – Lovely Dales village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Burnsall – Characterised by its famous 5 arch bridge this is an archetypal Dales village on the river Wharfe

Cracoe – Quaint village between Skipton and Grassington

Embsay – Two miles from Skipton it has some great walks, Embsay Crag, a steam railway and reservoir

Grassington – Historic Dales village. Great walks, and market square. Famous Dickensian Festivals

Hawes – A quaint market town featuring its own waterfall which you can view from the bridge in its centre

Haworth – Famous for its cobbled market street and as birthplace of the Bronte family

Ingleton – Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and featuring the famous “Waterfall Trail”

Kilnsey – The “Crag” a favourite amongst  climbers and its own famous Kilnsey show, make it a favourite

Leeds – “The Capital of the North” with numerous attractions including the Royal Armouries

Littondale – Famous for its Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements

Malham – One of the most famous and popular destinations in Yorkshire with its magnificent cove and tarn

Richmond – Famous North Yorkshire market town with a cobbled market square and Norman castle

Settle – A historic market town and famous for its railway line to Carlisle over the Ribblehead Viaduct

York – Beautiful and historic walled city with its own Minster, featuring the Jorvik Viking Museum

Things to do in the Skipton area

Skipton Castle

Mountain bike adventures

Hot air ballooning

4 x 4 off-road experience

Falconry Centre

Hesketh Farm Park

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

Bronte Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum

Pennine Cruisers


White Scar Caves

Stump Cross Caverns

Mother Shiptons Cave

Ingleborough Cave

High Force

Ikley Moor

Aireville Park


Golf driving range

Skipton golf course

Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway

Xscape, Thornton Hall Farm Park

Fun Planet

Ilkley Toy Museum

Pendle Witches Mystery Trail

Matrix Superbowl & Snooker

Plaza Cinema

Skipton Treasure Hunt

Dragon’s Den children’s playground


Yorkshire Dales activities