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Skipton is crowned the UK’s politest town

We were delighted to have hosted the presentation ceremony for Skipton’s Top Town for Courtesy Award last Sunday.

Skipton has competed against a whole host of other towns around the UK, only to be crowned as the most courteous town in the country. The award was presented to the Mayor of Skipton at a ceremony held here at the Rendezvous Hotel.

Regular readers of our blog will know that we’re incredibly proud of Skipton and we know that it’s the people who live and work here that make it such a great place to be. This award is yet another well-deserved accolade for the town!

Malcolm Weaving who runs the Rendezvous was very confident that Skipton would win the award hands down and his faith in the town seems to have paid off! Malcolm sums up the award nicely by saying: “Skipton has such a multitude of attractions alongside the courtesy naturally shown to our visitors by the people and workers of Skipton – it was a no brainer! When I put Skipton forward, no other town had a chance. Let’s keep it up, residents and employees in Skipton, as I think we’re on a roll!”

Robert Zarywacz, Vice Chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy, said: “Each year we seek out a town from across the country that has demonstrated courtesy in action. This year Skipton impressed our judges on their visit and now follows in the footsteps of previous titleholders Ilfracombe, Shrewsbury and Epsom.

“While a good quality physical environment is important, most people want to live in a friendly community. Modern lifestyles can create a lot of stress and courtesy helps us all to treat each other with respect. The Top Town award recognises towns where the community has taken the extra step to encourage courtesy in all aspects of life.

Congratulations to Skipton on a thoroughly deserved win.”

Well said Robert! We couldn’t agree more and if you’d like to book a short break or holiday in the UK’s politest town, why not get in touch to make a reservation?



Why not book the Best Room in the House?

We’re incredibly proud of our luxury suite – known as the Best Room in the House – and thanks to its range of luxury features, we think it’s the ideal place to start out on married life, celebrate an anniversary or even just for a special treat!

This lovely suite includes a whole host of luxury features, designed to make you feel pampered and special. A luxurious sculpted double spa bath is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the bathroom also features a stunning simulated tropical rain shower plus a ceiling waterfall faucet bath. Our unique and incredibly comfortable lounge area is a wonderful place to unwind and spend quality time with each other.

Thanks to our location on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we think the Rendezvous makes the ideal destination for a romantic get-away. Whether you love getting out and about and exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside, or would prefer to relax and unwind in our health spa, a break at the Rendezvous is a wonderful way to spend time with that special person in your life.

Contact the Rendezvous Hotel on 01756 700 100

To find out more or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our reservations team today?

christmas shopping

Christmas shopping in Skipton

Here at the Rendezvous we’ve not even started thinking about our Christmas shopping yet but we know that many of our customers are a lot more organised than we are and like to start their shopping as early as possible!

Skipton makes a fabulous destination for a Christmas shopping trip and if you like nothing more than browsing through independent shops and national chain stores, the town has something for everyone! Skipton’s award winning High Street boasts a wide range of fantastic shops, packed full of wonderful gift ideas for friends and family. Whether you’re looking for foodie gifts for a cooking fanatic, or are searching for the perfect toy for a special child, Skipton’s shops are incredibly versatile.

Skipton Market dates back to medieval times and is still held four times a week, just as it has been for hundreds of years. A wide range of stalls sell everything from local cheeses through to handbags and rugs, offering everything you could need for a successful Christmas shopping expedition.

Once you’ve shopped until you drop the chances are you’ll be desperate for a cup of tea and a slice of cake so why not call into one of Skipton’s many cafes? The perfect place to stop and unwind after a hard day’s shopping, Skipton offers a fantastic selection of traditional cafes, coffee shops and restaurant.

Skipton hotel accommodation at the Rendezvous

So why not combine a shopping trip to Skipton with an overnight stay here at the Rendezvous? Our current special offers include an incredible 50% off accommodation in November on Sundays through to Thursdays so why get in touch to make a reservation today? The Rendezvous is within easy reach of Skipton town centre which has excellent public transport links with Leeds and Bradford.

New Year card

Why not start 2018 in style?

New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Rendezvous

If you’ve not made any plans yet for New Year’s Eve can we suggest that you start the New Year in style by joining us at the Rendezvous for our Gala Ball?

The evening will begin with a refreshing glass of champagne, followed by an absolutely delicious and very extravagant six course banquet. Following the banquet we’ll start the New Year celebrations with a fantastic evening of themed entertainment which is certain to keep the party atmosphere going until midnight approaches and it’s time to see in the New Year. After the big countdown and we’ve toasted the arrival of 2018, the fun will continue until the small hours!

Contact the Rendezvous by calling 01756 700100

Our Gala Ball costs just £115 per person and this price includes unlimited, high quality alcoholic and soft drinks. Or why not combine your night of dancing and revelry with an overnight stay at the Rendezvous? We’re offering fantastic value Gala Ball ticket and accommodation packages – why not get in touch with our helpful reservations team to find out more?

AGTO silver anniversary weekend

Group Travel Organisers get together in Norwich

Last weekend we attended the AGTO (Association of Group Travel Organisers) Silver Anniversary Showcase Weekend which was held at the beautiful Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich. The event brought together group travel organisers and associate members from across the UK and Agata and Amanda had the chance to take part in an exciting programme of social and business sessions.

The weekend-long event was extra special as it marked the 25th Anniversary of AGTO and offered a fantastic opportunity for us to get together with other AGTO members. Here at the Rendezvous we’re incredibly proud of our proven commitment to providing exceptional group hotel accommodation and it was great to meet and exchange ideas with other group travel providers.

Amongst the many accolades we’ve received for group travel, the Rendezvous Hotel was voted Accommodation Provider of the Year in 2014 and 2016 in the Coach Tourism awards. If you would like to find out more about group travel at the Rendezvous, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit our group travel page for further information.