Immense history, rich culture, independent shops, food & drink places galore.
Voted as the Sunday Times Best Place to Live in Britain in 2014 and named as the most Courteous Town 2016, it's no surprise Skipton is one of Yorkshire's most sought after places to live.This market town is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and enjoys having beautiful landscapes right on the doorstep.
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There is a good mix of non-denominational and denominational primary schools in Skipton offering parents plenty of choice. Of these primary schools, Greatwood Community Primary School,Water Street School and Christ Church C.E. Primary School have all been Ofsted Rated Outstanding.While for secondary eduation there is the Skipton Academy (which is next door to Craven College) as well as two single sex grammar schools: Ermysted’s Grammar School for boys or for for girls Skipton Girls High School.
Leeds Outer Ring Road, also known as the A6120, is a main strategic route for the city of Leeds. At approximately 25 miles long, it runs from Beeston to Bramley, almost circling the entire city. It also connects with the M1 motorway. The A61 connects north and south Yorkshire, running almost parallel to the M1 from Sheffield through Leeds and up to Harrogate. Headingley has its own train station, just off Kirkstall Lane, which operates regular trains into Leeds, Knaresborough and York.
Salts Mill is an historic building in the nearby model village of Saltaire. It’s reknowned for art, dining and shopping and is currently home to a large collection of works by David Hockney. It also hosts events and exhibitions throughout the near and it sits at the heart of Saltaire, an official UNESCO World Heritage site. Sitting on the banks of the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Bolton Abbey really is one of the regions best beauty spots. It enjors 30,000 acres of sprawling countryside and over 80 miles of walkways to explore. It offers a lively events calendar throughout the year and provides plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
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Skipton is famous for it's outdoor market, selling all sorts of tasty treats including fresh seasonal veg and old fashioned sweets. But if you're more in the mood for formal dining, the Michellin Starred Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel is where you need to be. If you want something a little different, try Hemingways Tea Rooms, which is located in an undercover tranquil courtyard off Skipton's main high street. Their freshly cooked food & home-made pastries are not to be missed! Plus they have a live pianist 3 days a week.
Local residents enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and even clay pigeon shooting out on the Dales all year round and for the days when the English weather isn't quite so forgiving, there is also plenty of sports clubs and societies to join in the town as well as taking a trip to the local cinema and the "Little Theatre".

For families looking for a new home in Skipton, there is a wide range of primary and secondary schools to choose from both in Skipton and the surrounding areas, plus a wealth of attractions perfect for family days out in the summer holidays. Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Saltaire, Bronte country and Bolton Abbey are all within easy reach either by road or rail.

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