Athena, Southfield Farm, West Marton, Skipton. North Yorkshire BD23 2JH
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Cruise the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which crosses the Pennines and passes the edge of the Yorkshire Dales through peaceful countryside and picturesque villages. Located in the perfect location for a 3 day or week long break in the most breathtaking countryside, Athena is moored close to the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire near the beautiful villages of West Marton and Gargrave bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Barnoldswick- set in stunning scenery, a quaint colourful town with the Canal meandering through. It is steeped in living history and dates back to pre-Roman times, nowadays, stone built streets surround a traditional town centre with a restful square at the heart of the community. The town is well known for its industrial heritage. Aside from having the highest point of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Barnoldswick is famous for being the place where Rolls-Royce developed the jet engine in the second World War. There's also the town's most iconic landmark - Bancroft Mill with its working steam engine. Barnoldswick is bursting with bustling shops which provide an individual service for discerning visitors.

Saltaire- this beautiful village has World Heritage status - named after Sir Titus Salt who sited his textile mills beside the Canal and built the village for his workers.

Riddlesden - Visit East Riddlesden Hall a national trust property , Imagine stepping 400 years back in time into the home of a 17th-century cloth merchant. .Experience the tranquillity that is East Riddlesden Hall. In contrast to the atmospheric exterior. The house is home to a wonderful array of seventeenth century needlework and original exquisite plasterwork ceilings created by local craftsmen. The intimate gardens, with an ever-changing palette of colour, offer a peaceful space to relax and unwind in. . The hobbit house is waiting to be discovered and there's no better place to spot wildlife than at the bird hide. East Riddlesden Hall is the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon.

Skipton- As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street.

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Directions to Skipton

Address : Athena, Southfield Farm, West Marton, Skipton. North Yorkshire BD23 2JH

By Road : Gated parking is provided for up to 2 customers cars. Turn downhill on Thornton Road from the West Marton crossroads on the A59 and continue 0.8 mile to reach the car park on the right just before the canal bridge.

By Rail : Nearest railway station is Skipton- take taxi 10 mins to marina

By Air : Nearest Airport - Leeds 26 miles away

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Taxis : Dalesman Central Taxis, 8a Sackville Street, Skipton, BD23 2PH Telephone: 01756 794444 Website: Station Taxis, 26 Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2NS Telephone: 01756 700777/202020 Email: Website: Car Hire

Groceries : Skipton has many stores and all the major supermarkets

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