Skipton is a town in North Yorkshire in northern England, historically lying within the West Riding of Yorkshire, and 38 miles from York.
It was first mentioned in history in 1086 as a market town, a reputation that it still holds today.
Skipton is best known for its canals, river boating, downtown area, and historic architecture.
People Born in Skipton
Skipton in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1991 to film scenes of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, my first major role in a movie.