Skipton travel guide

Skipton Tourism | Skipton Guide

You're Going to Love Skipton

With a population of 14.632, Skipton is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Skipton to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Skipton

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Bull at Broughton (The Bull at Broughton) and Royal Shepherd Inn (Canal Street) are great picks.

When to visit Skipton

Skipton in February
Estimated hotel price
$151
1 night at 3-star hotel
Skipton in February
Estimated hotel price
$151
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Skipton

Plane

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 40h 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Skipton, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Skipton to Manchester takes 1h 02m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $351 for a 2h 13m 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.

Car

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 DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Skipton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Manchester, the bus ride to Skipton takes 113 km and will cost you around $12. From London, the ticket costs about $49 for a journey of 378 km.

Plane

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 40h 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Skipton, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Skipton to Manchester takes 1h 02m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $351 for a 2h 13m 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.

Car

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 DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Skipton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Manchester, the bus ride to Skipton takes 113 km and will cost you around $12. From London, the ticket costs about $49 for a journey of 378 km.

Airports near Skipton

Airlines serving Skipton

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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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 $304 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Skipton

Most booked hotels in Skipton

The Craven Heifer
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$92+
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa - Skipton
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$404+
Grassington Lodge
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$180+
Herriots Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$221+
Rendezvous Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$191+
Boutique 25
3 stars
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
$170+

Hiring a car in Skipton

Expect to pay $3.05 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 $36.60 and $48.80. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Skipton, while also 45% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $3.05 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 $36.60 and $48.80. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Skipton, while also 45% cheaper than other types, on average.