Join National Holidays on a coach trip to one of the oldest and best markets in the country at the foothills of the Dales in Skipton.This delightful town, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, continues to host a market under a charter granted over 800 years by King John.
Voted Best Market on many occasions, Skipton Market is a real treat on your coach break to the county, with plenty of stalls ready to lure you.
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Located on the cobbled stones of the High Street in the vicinity of a medieval castle, Skipton Market is the flagship of Yorkshire’s markets, with a unique heritage and friendly atmosphere. Its history dates back to medieval times, when a royal charter granted consent to the owners of Skipton Castle to hold a fair on Skipton High Street.
The charter still holds true today, and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday the streets come alive with one the UK’s biggest markets, where locals sell their wares. It’s a real shopper’s delight! You’re certain to grab a bargain as you peruse the variety of stalls, selling everything from clothing, sweets, jewellery, leather goods, flowers and chocolates. Taste samples of the finest local produce, grab a treat for the way home, or pick up a unique gift for a family member or friend.
It’s prime location in the heart of Skipton means the town’s other attractions are right on your doorstep too. Wander the quaint alleys and you will find a fantastic range of quirky boutiques mixing it with famous High Street brands where you can indulge in more retail therapy.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll down by the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Hop on a boat trip or simply relax outside a tea room and watch the beautifully decorated barges drift by.
Step behind the imposing walls of beautifully preserved Skipton Castle, which have witnessed over 900 years of history, or enjoy a scenic trip on Embsay Steam Railway.