Skipton Tourism

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Skipton (also known as Skipton-in-Craven) is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is on the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the south of the Yorkshire Dales, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Bradford and 38 miles (61 km) west of York. At the 2011 Census, Skipton had a population of 14,623.


Looking for travel information about Skipton? Explore the best travel advice on Skipton, United Kingdom. When planning a trip to Skipton, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Manchester. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Skipton. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Skipton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Skipton

    Know the pollution level of Skipton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Skipton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Skipton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Skipton.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 63.54 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.21 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 64.58 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.83 (High)
  • Living in Skipton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 34.54 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.02 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.92 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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