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SKIPTON North Yorkshire England.

Historic Market Town.

DSCN0667.JPGlarge_DSCN0666.JPGMarket days are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.,i visited Skipton on a Tuesday, so missed . ---------The Leeds to Liverpool canal passes through Skipton town centre. The canal is 127 miles (204km ) long and crosses the Pennine hills with 91 locks--------There is a well preserved castle at the top of the High Street, near the Parish Church. It is a early 12th century stone castle. In the English Civil War was a Royalist stronghold and withstood a three year seige. The castle is open for visits. ,The motto on Castle gateway is "Des Or Mais",which is medieval French-,meaning Henchforth. -------------Holy Trinity Church at the top of the High Street is the Parish Church from 1300 AD.------------There is a Town Hall in the High Street built in 1862, the tourist office is in the towh hall..--------The High Street is wide with Setts (cobbles ) on either side, on which traders erect their stalls to sell from.-----------There are loads of eating places and pubs.---------Transport is good, trains to Leeds, Bradford, Carlisle, Settle, Lancaster and Morecambe on the coast. Buses to Leeds, Settle and Manchester. Cars have a good road network. Tourist barges sail on the canal. Skipton is a lovely place to stay or visit.----------------------------Click on thumbnail pictures for info.--------------------DSCN0681.JPGDSCN0680.JPGDSCN0679.JPGDSCN0678.JPGDSCN0676.JPGDSCN0674.JPGDSCN0672.JPGDSCN0675.JPGDSCN0673.JPGDSCN0671.JPGDSCN0670.JPGDSCN0669.JPGDSCN0668.JPGDSCN0665.JPG-Leeds/Liverpool Canal in Skipton. -----UPDATE.i managed to see Skipton Market days after the visit.----DSCN0682.JPGDSCN0683.JPG

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