02 August 2022

Yorkshire Living: Skipton

Nestled in the Craven district of North Yorkshire is one of the most desirable market towns in the Yorkshire Dales. Known for its extensive history and outstanding beauty, Skipton is a town you need to discover this summer. Here’s just some of the reasons why you won’t be able to resist calling Skipton home.

Food Favourites

From artisan coffee shops to craft beer bars, this charming market town is rich with a range of pubs, shops, and eateries. With restaurants and bars for every budget and every craving, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.

Holding the crown for the true food essence in this town has to be the Angel Inn. Using only the freshest and finest food, this boutique hotel happens to be one of only seven Michelin Star restaurants in the whole of Yorkshire. However, for the perfect lunch time bite, Bizzie Lizzie’s will be your go-to place for the best fish and chips. This tasty chippy was actually awarded the ‘Best Fish & Chip Restaurant’ in 2017 by Fry magazine.

Outstanding Schools

The perfect place for families, Skipton has several well established Primary and Secondary schools. Both in the area, Dishforth Airfield primary school and Burton Leonard primary school received Outstanding on both their Ofsted reports. Leading by example is the Upper Wharfedale High School who also received Outstanding reports from Ofsted.

History & Culture

Home to over a 900-year-old castle, Skipton is well-known for its impressive history. Standing proudly at the top of the town’s high street, is the Gatehouse to one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England. Almost the entire grounds are free for the public to explore. From the Banqueting Hall to the Bedchambers, and even into the depths of the Dungeon, this ancient castle is filled with history for visitors to discover.

Shopping Experience

Filled with an array of great shops and independent businesses, Skipton High Street is home to a collection of truly unique hidden gems. In previous years, the market town has won awards such as ‘Britain’s Best Street of the Year’ against the likes of Portobello Road and Kensington High Street. You’ll find a wide variation from clothing shops, deli food stores, souvenir spots, and even homeware displays. Despite such a huge high street collection, Skipton is most famous for its market that takes place there 4 days a week.

Your Space in Skipton

We just had to save the best till last. Newly opened in Skipton is our brand-new development of 2–5-bedroom homes at Ellerwood. Located on the edge of town, Ellerwood is just a short drive away from the A629 at Carleton Road, Skipton, BD23 2BJ. Living at Ellerwood you won’t be short of local amenities with several supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues within proximity to our development site. With a mix of buying options available, we have a range of selected homes available. Want to browse our North Yorkshire Homes?
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