Skipton attractions

Skipton attractions

Skipton YorkshireSkipton lies in Yorkshire, the largest of all England's counties. In the northwest of the county lies the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a lovely patchwork of limestone hills, gentle valleys and the high peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough. The classical Yorkshire Dales spread to the north from the market and spa towns of Settle, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, with most of the larger southern dales such as Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale running roughly parallel from north to south, and the more northerly dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale running generally from west to east. The North York Moors is the county's other national park, with bleak upland moors and a magnificent rugged coastline. To the southeast of the region lie the Yorkshire Wolds, formed from chalk hills that arc from the Humber estuary west of Kingston upon Hull up to the North Sea coast between Bridlington and Scarborough.

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Attractions Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW Tel: 01756 792442 Skipton Castle is a well preserved medieval castle, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Atmospheric Dungeon. Watch Tower. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk. In the centre of Skipton.

Skipton Castle

Attractions Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF Tel: 01756 710614 Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery, between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. On the outskirts of Skipton.

Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Attractions Bolton Priory, and the Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, are located in the village of Bolton Abbey. The priory is a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. It is a renowned beauty spot forming part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. www.boltonabbey.com. About 5 miles east of Skipton.

Bolton Priory

Attractions Malham Tarn, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PT Malham is a high moorland landscape with a dramatic limestone scenery of cliffs, crags, scars and 'limestone pavements'. The National Trust owns a large area of land, including the Tarn, which is managed as a National Nature Reserve for wildlife. About 10 miles northwest of Skipton.

Malham Tarn

Attractions Ilkley Toy Museum, Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9HR. Tel: 01943 603855. www.ilkleytoymuseum.co.uk. Ilkley Toy Museum is located just a short walk from Ilkley Town Centre on Whitton Croft Road. About 8 miles east of Skipton.

Ilkley Toy Museum

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