Skipton Town Guide

Skipton Market

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The historic fairs of medieval times have long since been replaced by what we now recognise as a traditional street market, but the principles are the same – a group of traders get together on the High Street, set up their stalls and sell their wares.

Skipton Market Days: 

Skipton Market takes place every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY.
There are no fixed market stalls, so each trader builds their stall from scratch early each morning.

Contact Skipton Market:

Skipton Market operates under a charter held by the Lord of the Honour of Skipton Castle. Skipton Town Council is the Market Authority. Should you wish to contact Skipton Town Council about any aspects of Skipton Market, please feel free to do so:-

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