Skipton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Skipton

With a population of 14,632, Skipton is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Skipton

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Bull at Broughton (The Bull at Broughton) and La Casita - Skipton (10 Mill Bridge) are great picks.

When to visit Skipton

Skipton in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Skipton in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Skipton


Although Skipton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 26 km from Skipton. The shortest flight to Skipton from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 30h 55m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Skipton, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Skipton to Birmingham takes 1h 28m and costs around $48 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $58 for a 2h 06m trip. Located 6 km from the city centre, Skipton Gargrave is the busiest station in Skipton. Another popular train station is Skipton, located 0.6 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Skipton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 302 km from Skipton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Skipton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Skipton takes 72 km and will cost you around $12. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $17 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Skipton

Airlines serving Skipton

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,678 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Skipton

Average rates range from around $240 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $218 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Skipton

Most booked hotels in Skipton

The Plough
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
The Craven Heifer
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
The Unicorn Skipton
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Herriots Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Rendezvous Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Boutique 25
Good (7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Skipton

Expect to pay $2.95 per litre in Skipton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.33 and $47.11. The most frequently booked car type in Skipton is Compact (Nissan Juke or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.