The LTA recognise Skipton Tennis Centre as being one of the leading clubs in the UK, with regards to being innovative and creative in the approach to ensuring tennis is accessible for all. The club’s picturesque location is to the backdrop of rolling hilss that mark the Yorkshire Dales. Founded in 2008, the club now [read more]
Craven Bowling Club is located in the main car park behind Skipton Town Hall. It is open daily from April to October to members and guests as well as visitors to the town. For further information please contact Michael Demain – Secretary Tel 07745 346 296.
Skipton Auction Mart hosts a selection of Pedigree Sheep & Cattle Sales throughout the year and it is one of the leading auctions in the country for working sheepdogs, attracting sellers and buyers from across the UK and Ireland. Cattle markets had been held in Skipton for centuries. Initially they were held on the High Street, [read more]
Skipton Golf Club, one of the most scenic and tranquil golf courses in the North of England, was founded in 1893 on the outskirts of this popular and historic market town, nestled among the stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Golfers are captivated by the magnificent views of Sharphaw, Crookrise and Embsay Crag, while Eller Beck provides [read more]
We have the largest pool that is based in Craven, with a smaller teaching pool with a unique moveable floor and access lifts. The pool is available for hire and as a party venue. The Fitness Centre (Gym) offers state of the art cardiovascular and resistance equipment designed to give you a complete fitness workout. [read more]
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 [read more]
Skipton is derived from the Anglo Saxon words ‘sceap’ (sheep) and ‘tun’ (town) and is recorded in the Doomesday Book as Scepeton and has been the economic centre for the Craven and Southern Dales from this time. The strategic location of the castle enabled the town to grow in importance and in 1204 a Charter [read more]
Skipton Library is a big part of our community. You can find it opposite the Town Hall on the High Street in the gorgeous building originally opened in 1910. Skipton Library is a Carneigie Library. Items available from the library: You can borrow a range of books for all ages in a variety of formats, [read more]
The Mart Theatre is the world’s only theatre residing in a working cattle auction. The site sells cows and sheep through the week and is then transformed at the weekend into a 300-seat venue providing professional theatre shows, including stand-up comedy, music, drama and family shows.
Skipton Little Theatre has been the home of the Skipton Players since 1960. Seating a maximum of 72 people the theatre has a very friendly and personal atmosphere. The Players usually put on five plays every year and more information about them and their performances can be found on the Skipton Little Theatre website!