What's on inSkipton

Welcome to Skipton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Skipton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Skipton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Skipton

01
MAY
Water Music
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL Water Music Suite No 2 in DSTRAUSS Oboe ConcertoMOZART Symphony No 39 in E flatNicholas Daniel oboeSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandel's ever‐popular Water Music was first performed on a barge on the River Thames to welcome the newly crowned King George I.…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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02
MAY
Johnny Cash Revisited
Bingley Arts Centre

Come and join the fabulous Starkville City a live 6 piece band with a stunningly authentic sound featuring Rick McKay and Jodie McKay performing as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Together they will take you on a fun filled trip through…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01274 567983
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09
MAY
Hardcastle 24
Hardcastle Crags

The Hardcastle 24 is a six twelve or twenty‐four hour endurance event for teams or solo runners taking place round a 5km course in and around the incredibly beautiful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.Run in partnership…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01484 599123
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23
MAY
Jimmy Ludlum Onesie Walk
Long Lee Community Centre

On Saturday 23 May 2015 the Manorlands Onesie Walk returns after its hugely successful debut in 2014. The event is being organised in memory of Jimmy Ludlam who passed away in early 2014 after benefiting from the care of Sue Ryder…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01535 640430
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05
JUN
Donohoe plays Ravel
The Kings Hall and Winter Gardens

MENDELSSOHN Overture: A Midsummer Nights DreamFAURE Ballade for piano and orchestraBUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green WillowRAVEL Piano Concerto in GMENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4 in A Italian Peter Donohoe pianoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorPeter Donohoe is a highly sought‐after pianist who has built an…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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07
JUN
Mount Up For Manorlands
Coniston Estate

We are delighted to announce the return of Sue Ryders Horse Trekking event on Sunday 7th June 2015 thanks to our fantastic support of the Coniston Hotel and our partnership with the Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt.Last years Mount Up for…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01535 640430
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20
JUN
Midnight Or Bust
Manorlands Hospice

In the story of Cinderella Cinders had to return from the Midsummer Ball before the clock struck 12 or everything fell to pieces. In this midsummer nights ride you and your cycling chums will be out on the roads having a ball…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640430
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26
JUN
Sue Ryder Jailbreak
Keighley Police Museum and Civic Centre

Sue Ryder Jailbreak 2015Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 JuneSue Ryder are delighted to announce the return of their exciting team fundraising adventure Jailbreak' the only such event where participants escape from an authentic prison cell.Once escaped teams have just 36 hours…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01535 640430
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03
JUL
Beethoven's Ninth
Town Hall Skipton

MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minorBEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 in D minor ChoralFiona Hammacott sopranoHannah Mason mezzo sopranoJohn Pierce tenorJohn Cunningham bassSkipton Choral SocietySkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorSkipton's weekend of celebration to mark Sheep Day begins with a concert celebrating two late…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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19
JUL
Bronte Sportive
Leeds City College- Keighley Campus

The Bronte Sportive is a challenging cycling event in the heart of Pennine West Yorkshire. Our 6th event will take place on Sunday 19 Julty 2015 and as in previous years there will be 4 routes to suit all abilities. However…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640430
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24
JUL
A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel
Skipton Town Hall

As heard on BBC Radio. A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel' will be performing at Skipton Town Hall 24th July 2015Doors 7.15pm show starts 8.00pmIntroducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel currently dazzling live…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01257 450363
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18
SEP
Jupiter Symphony
Town Hall Skipton

WEBERN Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5BERLIOZ Les nuits d'tMOZART Symphony No 41 in C JupiterHannah Mason mezzo sopranoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBen Crick and the Camerata complete their survey of Mozart's final great trilogy of symphonies with the Symphony No 41…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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20
SEP
Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge
Oxenhope C.C

Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge 2015The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge is a highly regarded event which has a route suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo‐cross rider. This will be the 11th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in September 2014 we…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640430
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30
OCT
Pike plays Beethoven
The Kings Hall and Winter Gardens

STRAVINSKY Concerto in E flat Dumbarton OaksHAYDN Symphony No 104 in D LondonBEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in DJennifer Pike violinSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBritish violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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11
DEC
Handel's Messiah
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL MessiahDonna Lennard soprano Hannah Mason mezzo soprano Daniel Mullaney tenor Trevor Bowes bass‐baritoneIn PaceSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandel's Messiah is a perennial favourite and the perfect complement to Skipton's Yuletide Festival. No one present at last year's highly acclaimed Messiah under…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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Tourist Attractions


Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is a volunteer‐run, preserved Heritage Railway which does not receive any grants or subsidies towards running. It runs over part of the former Skipton‐Ilkley line which was closed in 1965 and has steadily been rebuilt by the volunteers. Skipton is the…

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Journey back in time on one of Britain's finest heritage railways. Travelling through the countryside in period coaches hauled by a restored steam engine is a treat in itself, but then there's so much else to enjoy. There is the Museum of Rail Travel as well…

Parcevall Hall

Situated in the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, the sixteen acres of formal and woodland gardens of Parcevall Hall Gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views of Simons Seat and Wharfedale. The Hall itself is let to the Bradford Diocese as a retreat house. It…

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England. Fully roofed and with an enchanting early Tudor courtyard the stout towers of the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as the visitor enters the castle grounds. Over 900…

Airborne Adventures Ltd

Hot Air Balloons at Airborne Adventures Ltd in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01756 730166 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Ben Rhydding Golf Club

Ben Rhydding Golf Club ‐ golf course in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01943 608759 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Ben Rhydding Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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