Award winning Skipton High Street includes a blend of independent and national shops and has been praised for its enduring individuality and character. Where other high streets have undergone much change and become clones of each other, Skipton High Street has retained its old world charm. Today the High Street is bustling with activity as you thread your way amongst the market stalls on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Visit Skipton when there is no market and you will see a “different” High Street: a wide avenue with cobbled streets and alleyways leading off to undiscovered corners.
Take time to shop and wander around Craven Court Shopping Centre created form a 16th century theatre. Today its original stone walls provide a traditional backdrop to this unique shopping experience.
Wander down Jerry Croft or Otley Street to uncover an area called Thanet’s Yard where you will find independent shops of all types from a traditional mill shop and antiques to a cycling shop and, of course, Marks and Spencers. You will also find a branch of a famous fish and chip shop here.
Last, but not least, Skipton Castle, one of the best preserved castles in the country, sits at the top of the High Street alongside Holy Trinity Church. A visit NOT to be missed.