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Skipton: the perfect place for a staycation in 2020
Short breaks and holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire
Why is Skipton the perfect place for a staycation? Our answer to that is: why not? With so much on offer for the whole family, combined with a great location on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton and surrounding areas make the perfect destination for either a short break or longer staycation.
Although there are lots of lovely places to visit in Yorkshire – it is England’s largest county – we think Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales are particularly special. Yes, we know we’re biased but with so much to explore, our corner of Yorkshire is well worth a visit, whether you’re 9 or 109!
Our family-run Yorkshire hotel is located on the edge of Skipton in a picturesque location on the banks of the Skipton Canal. We take great pride in the warm, friendly Yorkshire welcome we offer our guests and by staying with us, you’ll be able to relax, unwind and make the most of all this gorgeous corner of the world has to offer.
Skipton town centre has something for everyone; from fantastic shops (Skipton has previously won the coveted ‘High Street of the Year award, and has recently been listed as one of the top 10 best places to live in the UK), cafes and restaurants, through to cobbled alleyways, canal side walks and boat trips, and the town’s impressive medieval castle.
If you’d like to venture a little further afield, the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. Skipton is widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ and with hundreds of miles of breathtaking scenery just a short drive or bus trip away, it’s not hard to see why. Featuring atmospheric moorland, rolling countryside criss-crossed by dry stone walls and lush river valleys, a visit to the Yorkshire Dales is a must.
Get in touch with the Rendezvous Hotel to book your holiday in Yorkshire
To find out more about staying at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire, or to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01756 700100.
A New Year Message from Mr Weaving
It’s been quite a year! Here at the Rendezvous Hotel we’ve welcomed over fifteen thousand individual guests, including a wide range of groups, societies and clubs who have chosen our hotel to host their gala evenings, charity events, conferences, club events and exhibitions, etc., all keen to discover why Yorkshire continues to be one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK. I’m particularly pleased that our ballroom, the largest in any hotel in the north of England, has once again proved so popular with societies and clubs looking for somewhere special to get their members’ feet tapping.
But now, as we approach Christmas and the festive period, there’s a new buzz going around the hotel. It’s not simply that we’re all looking forward to welcome guests to our many Christmas events. It’s not just the excitement leading up to the new year. This year we’re all looking forward to welcoming, well, launching would be a better word, a new member of the Rendezvous Hotel team. Fortunately for me she is beautiful, very friendly (ecologically speaking) and does all that I ask of her.
‘Graceful Swan’ is our new, all-electric restaurant boat, the first purpose-built, and believed to be the only boat of its kind on the canals of the UK, ‘Gracie’, as she’s become known around here, will offer a choice of unique dinner cruises, dining experiences and corporate events. Being all-electric she’ll offer a new dimension to canal cruising, peaceful and serene way to experience the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. As she glides over the water no engine noise or vibration, no fumes. Just the noise of the ripples as Gracie makes her way at four miles per hour (tranquil dining at its best). You can see more about ‘Gracie’ at www.gracefulswan.co.uk.
Having endured but obviously enjoyed 15 years here at Rendezvous, I still think my job is the best job in the world (99.9% of the time). The staff have obviously helped make it so. But for now, as 2019 draws to an end, may I wish you and your family an enjoyable festive period and a safe and healthy new year, and I look forward to welcoming you to the Rendezvous Hotel in 2020.
Owner and an occasional Santa
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year! Whatever you’re doing this Christmas, we hope you have lots of opportunities to relax, unwind and enjoy the festive fun!
We’ll be back in the New Year with lots of news, views and updates!
Happy Christmas from everyone at the Rendezvous Hotel!
Winter Special Offer
Book a stay at our Yorkshire hotel and make the most of our Winter Special Offer
We know we’re biased but we think the Yorkshire Dales looks beautiful all year round, even in the depths of winter! There’s nothing quite like enjoying a winter walk in the Dales countryside, followed by a delicious dinner. If this sounds like a lovely idea to you then you’ll love our Winter Special Offer!
Available for bookings from now until February 2020, our Winter Special Offer includes a two night stay with bed and breakfast and dinner on the first night, with room rates from £99 per person. In addition, complimentary upgrades will be offered if available. Please note that Friday and Saturday nights will have a £10 per person supplement.
Get in touch to book your winter break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton
The perfect opportunity to relax and unwind in the New Year, our Winter Special Offer is subject to availability so why not book now and give yourself something to look forward to after Christmas? For further details or to make a reservation, please get in touch by calling 01756 700100.
Skipton named as one of the UK’s happiest places
It’s official: Skipton has once again been named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK! According to a survey carried out by Rightmove, Skipton has been ranked as number 4 in the Top 10 happiest places to live in the UK, with Hexham in the number one spot, Harrogate at number 2 and Richmond-upon-Thames at number 3.
Rightmove’s survey covered community spirit, whether residents felt safe, earned enough to live comfortably and whether the locals are friendly and polite. In addition, respondents were also asked questions about local amenities such as schools, shops, arts, culture, green spaces and sports facilities.
As regular readers of our blog will know, we’re incredibly proud of our location in Skipton and love nothing more than welcoming visitors to our fantastic town! Situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounding by stunning countryside and boasting a fantastic range of shops, cafes pubs and restaurants, we’d definitely agree that Skipton really is a great place to live!