Carleton, Skipton and the Local Area
Skipton is a charming market town located on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It boasts one of the finest High Streets in the UK and has been awarded 'Best Day Out' by Yorkshire Post readers, as well as being named 'The Happiest Place to Live' in September 2017.
Explore a plethora of street markets, independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars in this charming town. You can meander through its alleys and side streets, absorbing its rich history and distinctive character. Make sure not to miss the picturesque canal area, where you can marvel at colourful boats, strolling paths, and picnic spots, as well as the remarkable Medieval Castle of Skipton. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle stands proudly at the top of the High Street, adjacent to the Holy Trinity Church. From the church grounds, you can relish the breathtaking views of the High Street.
Just off the High Street,you will find the stunning walk around Skipton Castle which leads into Skipton Castle Woods - a wonderland of waterfalls and wildlife, only minutes from the town centre.The stunning woodland has so much to offer with lakes and wooded paths.A circular route,there are some 'steep' steps for those who want to explore the higher points of the woods but this is a real oasis of colour and peace, quite firmly rooted in the centre of Skipton and something that should not be missed.
Places to Eat ...
Just a few places you may want to look at within 5 miles of Skipton and Carleton
The Bull at Broughton - https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/bull/
The Anchor Inn, Gargrave - https://www.cookhouseandpub.co.uk/en-gb/locations/skipton
The Angel at Hetton - https://angelhetton.co.uk/
The Hare & Hounds, Lothersdale - https://www.hareandhoundslothersdale.com/
The Bay Horse, Snaygill - https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/