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“Skipton market ”
Review of Skipton Market

Skipton Market
Ranked #15 of 45 things to do in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Skipton Market is unique. Its history dates back to medieval times, when a royal charter granted consent to The Lord of the Honour of Skipton Castle to hold a fair on Skipton High Street. This consent still holds true today - and the current owner of Skipton Castle grants the rights to hold the market on four days each week. The historic fairs of medieval times have long since been replaced by what we now recognise as a traditional street market, but the principles are the same - a group of traders get together on the High Street, and sell their wares. For many years, the market in Skipton was a place where animals were traded. The town's close association with sheep is reflected in the name. Skipton actually means 'Sheep Town' - so the historic link will always remain. On each market day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), stalls are erected on the area of the High Street known as the setts. These are, in effect, cobbled areas between the formal footpaths and the main road.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We've been to the market a few times before but thought this time it was very uninspiring. Seemed to be a lot of stalls selling the same thing not a great selection even though quite a few stalls.
Was disappointed this time round normally visited on Saturdays this time Friday.

Thank Joyce J
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"the main street"
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"charity shops"
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"large market"
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"parking can be difficult"
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"market on saturday"
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"varied stalls"
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"love markets"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Skipton Market is a great place to look around and buy. On this occasions bought gloves, socks, shoulder bag and some very tasty cheese. Well worth a visit. Spend time browsing.

Thank suemissen
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A brilliant market, we made several purchases at very good prices.
Not enough time to have a really good root.
Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank LOBOSEVO
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

If you love markets this is the one for you. It is located both sides of the high street, and has ample parking nearby. I was surprised by the huge variety of goods. It had stalls selling everything from telescopes to local produce. There are also lots of bargains to be had.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Opening four days a week, this market is without doubt the best for many, many miles. Two enormous car parks ensure that there is plenty of places to park. Saturday is the best and busiest day of the week, but the crowds make the atmosphere. Lots of cafes, coffee shops and eateries including a great weatherspoons. The stalls range up both sides of the Main Street and sell everything from butcher to bakery, clothing to greengrocery and much more. Allow yourself at least two hours and if eating allow three. A truly great day out, don't forget to visit the castle.

1  Thank RockyRobin70
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