Skipton is known as the ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’ and from Low Skibeden there is plenty to explore in this beautiful National Park. Bolton Abbey is close by with its 12th-century Augustinian monastery ruins and over 80 miles of woodland footpaths along the River Wharfe.
Skipton town centre is just a mile away. Skipton market is on four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. At the top of the High Street, Skipton castle is over 900 years old and is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Skipton’s colourful canal basin offers day trips along the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Skipton Auction Mart is not only a central point for buying and selling animals, but also offers drama at The Mart Theatre and colourful events such as Yarndale in September, Crafts in the Pen and Art in the Pen.
Ilkley makes a great place to visit with Betty’s tearooms, interesting shops, a lovely river walk for leisurely strolls and of course Ilkley Moor for splendid Dales views.
There are plenty of theatre and events to enjoy at Ilkley. The King’s Hall Ilkley is host to the annual Ilkley Literature Festival in October and there are regular Complementary Medicine Festivals throughout the year.
Harrogate makes a wonderful day out with exciting shopping, a luxury Turkish Bath Spa and Betty’s Tearooms. Or perhaps pay a visit to the RHS Harlow Carr’s inspirational gardens.
York is an easy day trip from Low Skibeden. Visit the historic Minster and Shambles shopping street with many more historic and cultural attractions on offer.