Things to do in Skipton

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  • Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

    Bolton Abbey Station has been lovingly re-created in the original Midland Railway style of the 1800s. They very regularly hold events on the railway, such as 'Winter Warmers' rides, Santa train rides, Faulty Towers' dining experience Mothers' Day, cream tea rides and many more.

    Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Website Map Where to Stay
  • Kilnsey Park

    Kilnsey Park offers fly fishing in spectacular surroundings near Grassington in Wharfedale. 2 lakes are well stocked with hard fighting Rainbow, Blue, Brown and Golden trout from 2lb to 20lb+. There is also a Farm Shop, a Nature Trail, Fun for the Kids and Red Squirrel enclosures.

    Kilnsey Park Website Map Where to Stay
  • Skipton Boat Trips

    Britain's longest inland waterway finally opened in 1816 and remains largely unaltered to this day. On a Pennine Boat Trip you can enjoy the scenery as you travel slowly through the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.

    Skipton Boat Trips Website Map Where to Stay

    Agricultural Shows

  • Gargrave Show

    Gargrave Show is held in the grounds of Eshton Hall just outside of Gargrave and near Skipton. A great day out for all the family with farm animal, horticulture and handicrafts classes, as well as show jumping, fell running, sheep dog trials and family fun events. Held every year in August

    Gargrave Show Website Map Where to Stay

    Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes

  • Bolton Abbey

    Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.

    Bolton Abbey Website Map Where to Stay
  • Parcevall Hall Gardens

    Parcevall Hall Gardens are the only large gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is year round interest not only for the plantsman, but also for anyone who enjoys peace and tranquility in this natural setting.

    Parcevall Hall Gardens Website Map Where to Stay
  • Skipton Castle

    Skipton Castle is over 900 years old and is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a 3 year siege in the Civil War. It is open every day except 3 days over Christmas to the public and to school groups, they hold reconstructions, weddings and other events.

    Skipton Castle Website Map Where to Stay

    Food, Drink and Craft Visits

  • Keelham Farm Shop

    Keelham is a very popular farm shop, full of local produce. They have varied fruit and vegetable racks, freshly made bread, sweets & pastries. Lots of meat & fish to choose from.. Local beers, ales, ciders & gins. They are host a fabulous restaurant, which serves all local products. They have a garden centre & a seasonal section.

    Keelham Farm Shop Website Map Where to Stay

    Visitor Farms, Wildlife, Walks and Trails

  • Billy Bob's Parlour Diner Play

    Yorkshire Dales Icecream Farm makes a great family day out, near Skipton and Bolton Abbey, with breathtaking scenery, super free wooden play area for children and new undercover play area. There is great food on offer in American style diner with delicious icecream, made on the farm.

    Billy Bob's Parlour Diner Play Website Map Where to Stay
  • Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey

    Bring your little ones to enjoy a great family day out at Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey near Skipton. There are plenty of farm animals to enjoy, pigs to brush, guinea pigs to groom, eggs to gather, tractors and go karts to ride.

    Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey Website Map Where to Stay