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Afternoon Tea in Skipton on the canal

Dalesman taking you on your Afternoon Tea in Skipton

Afternoon Tea in Skipton on the canal

Come aboard our luxury Dalesman canal boat and relax as we take care of everything for you! With a fully-stocked bar, you might want to start your scenic Afternoon Tea in Skipton with a drink served by our friendly staff. We leave our wharf and for the next 2-hours, sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window.

You will enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal with delicious food served at your table. Afternoon tea includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scone with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. All served with unlimited tea and coffee.

There is a fully licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including excellent local beers.

Afternoon Tea Cruise for Group Private Hire

Have a group of 25 or more and looking for a scenic Afternoon Tea in Skipton? Why not hire the Dalesman exclusively for no additional cost. Subject to availability, your group can enjoy a 2 hour cruise or upgrade to a 3-hour cruise for just a small additional fee. Afternoon tea for groups includes the same delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scone with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. All served with unlimited tea and coffee.

To make your groups experience even greater members of your party can upgrade to a drinks package such as Gin and Afternoon Tea Cruise for just £15 per person. This unique cruise includes a selection of Gins for your group. This additional option is very popular with our hen and birthday parties.

Have a group of less than 25, give us a call and we will sit you in your own area of the Dalesman.

Dalesman taking you on your Afternoon Tea in Skipton

Quick Facts: The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It passes through the Pennines and the Aire Valley, and passes through Skipton. The canal was built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to transport goods and commodities, such as coal, limestone, and cotton, between the two cities. It played an important role in the industrialization of the region, and is now a popular leisure destination, with boat trips and other activities available along its length.

Stay a while: Skipton the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales

Skipton, located in the North Yorkshire district of Craven, is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’. This bustling market town offers a unique blend of history and modernity, making it a great destination for tourists seeking a mix of culture, sightseeing and shopping.

The town is steeped in history. It first became a market town in the 12th century, and many of its original features remain today, such as its stone-built packhorse bridge and the ruins of Skipton Castle. The castle has been standing for over 900 years and is one of the best-preserved medieval structures in the country. A visit to the castle also provides visitors with beautiful views over the town and surrounding countryside.

Whilst visiting us for your Afternoon Tea in Skipton, visitors can explore the town’s many independent shops and boutiques, offering a range of goods from jewellery to clothing and local produce. There are also a number of restaurants, cafes and pubs to enjoy, with a diverse selection of cuisines on offer.

Outdoor enthusiasts are also well catered for. There are a number of walks and trails located in and around Skipton, taking in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For those looking to explore further afield, the town is also well-connected by rail, making it a great base for a day trip to the nearby cities of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

Whichever way you choose to explore Skipton, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your interests. With its combination of history, culture and shopping, it’s no wonder the town is such a popular destination for tourists.

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