Reasons to Live in Skipton 

Voted as Sunday Times Best Place to Live in Britain in 2014, Skipton is an ideal place to make a home with it’s convenient location connecting you to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. Known as the Gateway to the Dales, the town is right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire countryside, providing you with remarkable landscapes and plenty of nature.

Reasons to Live in Skipton

Explore Skipton 

Skipton is the perfect location for those who enjoy the outdoors. The vast landscape that The Dales has to offer provides many fascinating walks including the Skipton Castle Woods Walk- an ancient woodland with a variety of walks, trails and year round events. It is also surrounded by the picturesque villages of Grassington, Burnsall and Kettlewell, all of which are home to a variety of walks. The Yorkshire Three Peaks are in easy reach and give some incredible backdrops and views whilst also brining a lot of tourism to the area.

The town 

The village itself is filled with cobbled streets and there is a town centre canal side walking route. Skipton is a thriving market town with an award-winning high street. Full of diversity, interesting independents and one-off boutiques, the high street offers clothes, homeware, deli, foods and souvenirs, for both residents and tourists to enjoy.  And, not to mention it is home to one of the country’s best markets that is open 4 days a week! Skipton is home to the annual horse trials, food festival with celebrity chefs James Martin and Mary Berry attending and the famous Auction Mart where super sheep dogs can be bought and sold as well as cattle and award winning sheep.

Food and drink 

With an array of restaurants, pubs and cafes, Skipton caters for all tastes. Local favourite restaurants include The Alma Inn, Napiers Steakhouse and The Bull, cafés include The Leaf and Bean, The Three Sheep Tea House & Kitchen and Hetties Café Bistro and friendly pubs, serving good beer include The Woolly Sheep Inn and The Albion Inn. Fabulous local produce can be found in the famous Keelham Farm Shop and other local deli shops.


The Craven and Yorkshire Dales offer a vast array of properties that can appeal to a wide variety of buyers. At Dale Eddison, we have great starter and investor homes in the local terraced properties and riverside cottages in the Dales villages that appeal to both the local and holiday home market and then right up to beautiful Manor homes that we all dream of owning. With prices ranging from £100,000 to £3,000,000 there really is something for everyone in the area and that keeps the town thriving!

Some of the properties we currently have available in Skipton are below:

Reasons to Live in Skipton

6 Alexandra Ville, Skipton 

Asking price: £185,000

A fabulous newly refurbished three bedroom traditional stone mid terrace property in close proximity to all the local amenities of Skipton. More details:

Reasons to Live in Skipton

2 Sycamore Court, Thornton In Craven

Asking price: £285,000

A beautifully presented three-bedroom semi-detached family home in the sought after village of Thornton in craven. This home has the advantage of a stone built garage parking and private rear garden. More details:

Reasons to Live in Skipton

Anglers Cottage, Kilnsey 

Asking price: £475,000

A charming stone built Dales home set in the tranquil village of Kilnsey with stunning views of the Cragg and Fells. This fantastic property has five bedrooms in the main house and also has a one-bedroom annex which could easily be changed to lead in to the cottage to create a spectacular family home. More details:

If you are thinking of moving to Skipton and would like to find out more about the area, please get in touch with our Branch Manager, Helen Carter, on 01756 630555.

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