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Our Convenient Drive-Up Cash Machine

Just a little reminder to our customers and local Skipton residents that we have drive-up ATM machine situated outside the hotel. This enables customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicle. It is ideal for anyone having difficulty visiting cash machines either because they have children in the car or find parking difficult.

The drive-up cash point is easy to use and very convenient because customers can pull in, get their cash and drive off without leaving the comfort of their vehicle. ~Things have certainly moved on a bit since actor Reg Varney opened the first one 50 years ago! The cash point is open for anyone to use, whether resident at the hotel or not.

Petal Children Cancer Research Ladies Lunch

20th July 2017

We will welcome another very interesting speaker who also has a great story, Olivia Slack. Sister of Lydia Slack, who endeared us with her very amusing stories of life in the Derbyshire hills with her farming family. We have also had Lydia’s dad Peter who was equally as amusing!

Olivia is 19 years old, unfortunately her mum Judith passed away after fighting her personal battle with cancer in December of 1998. Her mum was Peter’s sister, so having two children of their own Peter and Sylvia Slack took Olivia in aged 2 years old and brought her up as their own. As a consequence, and quite rightly, they call her their daughter and Olivia calls them mum and dad.

After completing her A Levels she joined young farmers and soon started entering competitions! Olivia won the National Young Farmers Junior Public Speaking Competition in 2015. She loves speaking and has a similar determination to aim high and do her very best, just like sister Lydia.
She has actually got through to the National Final of the Senior After Dinner Speaking Competition to be held on 1st July so fingers crossed for her! Dad Peter says very modestly ‘she’s very good’!! He must be very proud of his girls. Lydia now has an agent for her speaking engagements.

For bookings and more details on the lunch, please contact Karen Weaving on 01756 700100

cycling in Skipton

Skipton Cycle Races 2017

Skipton’s annual town centre cycle race is due to take place on Wednesday 5th July and offers an unmissable opportunity to watch cyclists compete on a fast 1km circuit.

Featuring a fun race for under 12s, youth racing and an elite men’s race, Skipton Cycle Races have become an incredibly popular fixture in the town’s sporting calendar. Following part of the routes visited by the 2014 Grand Depart and the Tour de Yorkshire, the race circuit starts at the top of the High Street before travelling onto Water Street, Coach Street and Swadford Steet.

The spectator-friendly race circuit offers lots of great places to enjoy a view of the action and with a picture postcard backdrop of Skipton Castle and town centre, what better way to enjoy an evening of super-fast road cycling?

For further information including race timings and car parking details, please visit Skipton Cycle Races website.

Yorkshire Dales events

From sheep to music – all happening around Skipton this weekend!

Skipton Sheep Day 2017

Skipton’s annual Sheep Day takes place this weekend and as one of the town’s most popular events, is well worth a visit.

Skipton Sheep Day is held each year to celebrate Skipton’s heritage – Skipton is ‘Sceap Tun’ in Anglo Saxon, meaning Sheep Town.

‘Sheep Shows’ will be held throughout the day along with a wide range of activities and attractions including dog and duck displays, a petting zoo, birds of prey and rare breed sheep displays. There will also be a selection of stalls, countryside arts, crafts and sideshows.

Skipton Sheep Day will be held on Sunday 2 July and is a free event. Further details can be found by visiting Welcome to Skipton’s website.

Grassington Festival

Fans of music and the arts will love Grassington Festival and this weekend sees the grand finale with a performance by 80s pop legends Bananarama. Packed full of fantastic live music events, talks and guided walks, Grassington Festival is held every June and continues to go from strength to strength. If you’d like to find out more, or to book tickets, please visit Grassington Festival’s website for further information.

weddings in yorkshire

Getting married in 2018? Call us and start planning your perfect day!

The Rendezvous Hotel’s weddings in Yorkshire

The wedding season is well underway here at the Rendezvous Hotel but if you’re thinking ahead and in the process of planning your big day, we’re already taking bookings for 2018.

As a leading wedding venue in Yorkshire, we’ve been helping couples plan their dream day for many years now and as we can accommodate weddings of all sizes, we’d love to help you arrange yours. We know that every wedding is unique though and we’ll work closely with you to organise a truly special event that’s as individual as you are.

Every Rendezvous wedding has a wedding coordinator who’ll arrange those extra-special touches; from colour coordinated fresh flowers, through to table decorations, music, menus and a master of ceremonies. We are licensed for civil ceremonies and if you’d like to get married here at the hotel, we’d be delighted to help arrange that too.

We can offer a range of beautifully furnished function suites, with options suitable for small, intimate weddings, through to larger ceremonies. We’ll discuss the perfect seating arrangement with you, or if you’d prefer a buffet-style wedding breakfast, our team will be happy to help.

The perfect location for your Yorkshire wedding

The Rendezvous Hotel is located on the bank of the picturesque canal in the pretty market town of Skipton. Our wonderful location offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos but if the sun isn’t shining on your big day, our impressive curved central staircase is the ideal place for wedding photos.

Contact our team to discuss your 2018 wedding

To find out more about weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, or to book an appointment with our wedding planner, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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