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Skipton Beer Festival 2019 is on the way

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Getting there (and back)

Skipton Beer Festival 2018

12th to 14th April

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Ermysted's Grammar School,

Gargrave Road,


BD23 1PL.

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Ermysted's Grammar School is approximately 12 mins (0.6 mile) walk from the railway station or 10 mins (0.5 mile) walk from the bus station.

Skipton town

A guide to the pubs of Skipton, produced by Keighley and Craven CAMRA, should be available from the beer festival and Tourist Information. Or a printable version can be downloaded from the Keighley and Craven CAMRA web-site.

Getting to Skipton

By train

Skipton can be reached by train with regular direct services from Leeds and Bradford, less frequent services from Lancaster and Carlisle and a single direct train per day from London Kings Cross. Visit National Rail enquiries for more information.

By bus

From Keighley and Cross Hills (Dalesway 66, 66A) Getting to Skipton from Burnley, Colne and Barnoldswick (X43 The Witch Way), Preston, Clitheroe and Barnoldswick (X80, 280), Leeds, Otley and Ilkley (X84) and Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale etc (Thurs-Sat) plus Malham (Saturday only) (The Craven Connection 580/581). Please note that only the Keighley buses run into the evening and that the last buses to Burnley, Kirkby Lonsdale, Preston and Leeds etc. leave Skipton quite early.

By boat

Skipton is on the Leeds-Liverpool canal, so you can get here by narrow boat.

By car

If you are coming by car the school has parking, please either bring a driver who will not drink, or much better idea, make a weekend of it and stay over in Skipton (Cordial is available for drivers FOC at the glasses stand).

Why not stay over in Skipton?

Skipton is a historic market town with plenty to offer besides the Beer Festival, including a 900-year old castle, the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the market and a variety of independent specialist shops. Make a weekend of your visit to Skipton Beer Festival. Several of the pubs in the centre of town offer accommodation and there are plenty of Bed and Breakfast establishments as well as the Rendezvous Hotel which are a little out of town. The nearest camp site is at Niffany Farm, a short taxi ride away, there is also Riverside Caravan Site, Cononley which is first stop on the railway to Leeds and Bradford.

For more information on Skipton‘s attractions and accommodation, contact Skipton Tourist Information Office on 01756 792809 or visit: