Located at the southern edge of the national park, Skipton is a handy transport hub that makes a good base for exploring the Dales. Skipton Castle is the town’s main attraction.
35 Coach Street, Skipton
Tel (01756) 792809
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm
This fully roofed castle is one of England’s best-preserved medieval castles, despite having withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.
High Street, Skipton
Tel (01756) 792 442
Open Jan-Feb Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm; Mar-Sep Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-6pm; Oct- Dec Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm