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Visiting Skipton - North Yorkshire

Skipton TownThe origins of the market town of Skipton go back to more than a thousand years, it is recorded in the domesday book.

Skipton CastleSkipton castle can be traced back to about 1090 when Robert de Romille built a timber fort on the site. This was replaced with a stone castle, in 1310 the Clifford family were given the property by Edward II more...

Skipton CanalSkipton is part of the Leeds Liverpool canal system which is the longest inland waterway at 127 miles long. The canal was first proposed in Yorkshire in the 1760's due to the growth in cloth and limestone trade in the craven district. In 1773 the section from Skipton to Bingley was opened and in 1816 the Leeds to Liverpool network was completed.

Holy Trinity church is at the top of the Main st near to the castle. A church has been on the site since the 13th century. It suffered during the civil war, and was rebuilt in the 1650's by Lady Anne Clifford. The church has had the misfortune to be hit twice by lightening, in 1853 it damaged the tower and in 1925 it caused a fire destroying the organ.

Skipton holds a market on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with stalls on the High st.

Picture right is of Skipton Town Hall which are the local council offices. On the first floor is the Craven museum which has a collection of local artifacts subjects include: archaeology, art, costume, geology, industrial, natural and social history.

The Town Hall has a variety of craft fairs and flea markets throughout the year.

Picture right is the staue of Sir Mathew Wilson. Baronet. M.P. for the West Riding of Yorkshire. (Northern Division) 1874 to 1885. First M.P. for the Skipton Division of Yorkshire 1885 - 1886.

For more information about Skipton: www.skiptonweb.co.uk www.skiptontowncouncil.gov.uk



Skipton church

Skipton Town Hall

Sir Mathew Wilson. Baronet. M.P.



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