is a town in North Yorkshire
. An open-air market
is held three times a week on the high street. It lies along the River Aire
and Leeds and Liverpool Canal
. The town slogan is "Gateway to the Dales" (meaning the Yorkshire Dales
). Skipton is twinned
. There is a castle dating back to the 11th century
As well as a comprehensive secondary school, there are two single-sex selective grammar schools.
Skipton is on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway. There are regular services to Leeds and Bradford. Nearby towns and villages include Bradley, Kildwick, Stirton, Carleton, Gargrave, Embsay and Cononley.