‘Sheeptown’ a northern dialect of Shipton, is recorded in the Domesday book of 1086. The bustling market town is home to the medieval Skipton castle built in 1090. The Leeds Liverpool canal opened towards the end of the 1700’s to bring coal, corn and wool to the many mills of Skipton and the North of England.
Today the town is proud of its heritage, not only is it steeped in history, it is also situated at the gateway to the Yorkshire dales, 841miles of rolling hills of extraordinary natural beauty, and a divergence of wildlife.
Once you visit Skipton, you won’t want to leave.