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 May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Skipton in May
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 the United States departs from New York and takes around 11h 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 $28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Carlisle, expect to pay about $16 for a 1h 48m trip. Located 6 km from the city center, Skipton Gargrave is the busiest station in Skipton. Another popular train station is Skipton, located 0.6 km from the center.


Another option to get to Skipton is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 302 km from Skipton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, 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 $7. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $6 for a journey of 169 km.

Airports near Skipton

Airlines serving Skipton

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
Good (123 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Skipton

Average rates range from around $142 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $148 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Skipton

Most booked hotels in Skipton

The Craven Heifer Inn
Excellent (9.5, 1290 reviews)
Ashfield House
Excellent (9.4, 777 reviews)
Lister Arms
Excellent (9.1, 1021 reviews)
The Unicorn Skipton
Excellent (8.6, 1062 reviews)
The Golden Lion at Settle
Excellent (8.6, 574 reviews)
The Craven Heifer
Excellent (8.6, 54 reviews)
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Renting a car in Skipton

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Skipton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84.