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Skipton

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Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is on the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the south of the Yorkshire Dales, 16mi northwest of Bradford and 38mi west of York. At the 2011 Census, Skipton had a population of 14,623.HistorySkipton is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was important during the English Civil War and was the site of a prisoner of war camp during the First World War.One of the oldest mills in North Yorkshire, High Corn Mill is powered by the waters of Eller Beck, and dates to 1310 when it was owned by Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford; at that point it was transferred to the powerful Clifford family by the then King Edward II. The mill as it appears today is only half of what used to exist when two mills were in operation to produce corn for the whole of Skipton. The mill has been completely redesigned, from the mill grounds to the buildings themselves. The outside walls of the mill have been sandblasted and the two main buildings of the old mill have been turned into flats from 2007 onwards, with one stand-alone building yet to be redesigned, touched or Sandblasted.
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Popular things to do in Skipton

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Skipton Castle
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Hesketh Farm Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Skipton

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World heritage site
Fountains Abbey Ripon
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail Ingleton
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scenic Walking Area
Malham Cove Malham
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Skipton

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Wildlife Area
Skipton Castle Woods
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Holy Trinity Church,
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Grimwith Reservoir
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Parcevall Hall Gardens
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Skipton

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Out of the Ordinary
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Keelham Farm Shop
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sarsaparillas
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Flea Market
Skipton Market
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Trails in Skipton

Hiking Trail
Bolton Abbey Estate
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Equestrian Trail
Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
CluesGo Skipton Family Treasure Hunt
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Skipton

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Park
Kilnsey Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Aireville Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

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