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Skipton, North Yorkshire

Review of Skipton by maralyn on June 19th, 2009
Abbotts Harbour - the best home cooked food around. Top quality food. Ample portions and good selection of choice. A warm welcome from the staff, and many original quirky features of times gone by. Served in comfortable farmhouse style. Well recommended.

Review of Skipton by Mrs. Christine Roberts on September 15th, 2007
I always loved going to Skipton with my mother when I was a little girl and I have many fond memories of shopping at the market in Skipton. I especially remember a store which every Easter sold delicious chocolate eggs which were beautifully decorated with icing. A great treat for myself and my brother. The years were l950 to 1953 and we lived in Earby. In 1953 we immigrated to Canada. In August of 2007 my brother and I visited Earby after a absence of 54 years. We couldn't wait to visit Skipton and we were not disappointed as very little has changed over the years and the village was as quaint as we remembered. My cousin (Susan and Roy Veevers from Earby) who we stayed with bought us pork pies from a little meat shop near the market and they were the best pies we have ever tasted. Very impressed to see the Leeds and Liverpool Canal boat cruises - although we didn't have time to go on the boats. We bought England T-Shirts from a stall in the market and ended up having tea in a lovely little restaurant. Skipton is absolutely beautiful and if I ever have the opportunity to come back to England - Skipton will be on my have to visit list. Canada is a beautiful country but they don't have your Yorkshire Dales. Kindest regards.

Review of Skipton by Matthew Brannan on March 5th, 2007
This is simply to let everyone know of a fantastic little restaurant/cafe on the Canal side in East Marton. Abbots Harbour is a rustic old farm type building and the restaurant is situated in a converted cow shed which has wooden beams and uneven floors-now the best bit.... the food is cooked to order, so get a drink and sit back taking in the atmosphere or take time to talk to the many visitors who are usually seasoned campaigners to the food and return like migrating swans.(watch out for the pair who live on the canal. The Sunday roast is a four course affair with a choice of harty soups to start the session off followed by beef that simply falls off your fork and can be eaten with a spoon! then there are the 4 main vegatables, enough for four people and there is only two of us. Well if you can squeeze anymore in there is the old favorites of apple pie and custard made with milk and not the instant stuff you get everywhere else or home made chocolate cake with cream or ice cream if you don't like these there are several other gut busting puddings!!!. To finish you are served a fresh pot of tea which again feeds 4 so one gallon of tea later you need to visit the Monks or Nuns small room! The bill comes to 25 which might be a little exspensive if you are on a tight budget but as a treat once a month or when you can afford it go allong and give the place a go. If you don't think the food is any good let me know and I will give you the money back! Or at least visit you if your pschiatrist allows it.

Review of Skipton by Frank on July 14th, 2006
The church of the Holy Trinity is a special place to spend a quiet moment to reflect. Its splendid architecture is a marvellous sight to see, and I never tire of its splendour.

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