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Want to buy Gateways tickets but can’t quite be bothered spending hours on Google trying to find the best places to stay?

Don’t worry; we’ve done it for you…

Gateways Festival 2021 is slowly creeping upon us and we can’t wait! And although Gateways isn’t a camping festival, we’ve done some digging and found some of the best places for you to stay.

Hotels and B&B’s

Herriots Hotel with Rhubarb restaurant – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Situated alongside the canal, and close to Skipton High Street, Herriots hotel is the perfect choice for you if you’re looking to be close to your amenities. The hotel offers free parking, free WIFI and most importantly – laundry and ironing service – which is handy if the kids (or yourself) have run wild at the festival.
Their bedrooms offer “calm, comfortable and pleasant spaces to relax, revitalise and refresh” a perfect choice if you’re looking to wind down after an excitement-filled day at Gateways.
Approx. walking distance: 12 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 7 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Head to their website for availability: www.herriotsforleisure.co.uk

Skipton Park Guest’otel – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Described as an “excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation” the Skipton Park Guest’otel is an ideal location as it’s only a short walk to the festival – perfect if your feet are killing you after a day of dancing! Well-known for its “romantic environment” we think it’d be the perfect choice for any couples looking to come to Gateways.
However, their spacious rooms, en-suite facilities and free Wi-Fi will make any family feel comfortable. Conveniently situated for your local amenities and with the owners, Ken and Jenny being adored by their guests, we believe you’d be warmly welcomed. Plus, your stay includes one of Ken’s “majestic full English breakfasts”.
Approx. walking distance: 7 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 1 minute

Tripadvisor rating: 5.0

Head to their website for availability: www.skiptonpark.co.uk

The Craven Heifer Inn – NOW FULLY BOOKED

“A beautiful location for a beautiful getaway,” the Craven Heifer pub is a popular choice for travellers and Skipton locals, and it’s no surprise. With 20 newly refurbished rooms, a bar and a restaurant, which offers a “brand-new menu and an ever-changing specials menu consisting of all homemade dishes and locally sourced ingredients.” Ensuite amenities, a TV, free WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities are also available. The Craven Heifer has a fantastic local reputation, boasting some of the finest Local Ales and homemade pork pies! An ideal place to rest your head after a fun-filled day at Gateways Festival.

Approx. walking distance: 25 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 4 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 3.5

Head to their website for availability: www.cravenheiferskipton.co.uk

The Bailey Bed and Breakfast – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Situated next to Skipton Castle, and described as “a real gem of a place,” The Bailey Bed and Breakfast offers three choices of separate accommodation.
The Holiday Cottage sleeps two; offers “fantastic views, private parking and spacious accommodation”. The bedroom provides a “very comfortable” king-sized bed with “top quality Egyptian cotton bedding” – everything you need for a good night’s sleep after an exhilarating day at Gateways Festival.

Their new bed and breakfast rooms have been finished to an “extremely high standard,” and offer a “comfortable” king-sized bed, a TV, “super-fast” Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and more. When you’ve awoken the next day, be sure to enjoy a “classic home-cooked Yorkshire breakfast featuring award-winning local produce and little extras”, a perfect way to get yourself energised for a day at Gateways. With the choice of either a King-size en-suite or a King-size family room with a private bathroom, the bed and breakfast rooms cater to all family sizes.

Their third and final accommodation choice is their “unique” Shepherd’s Hut. Described as “a quirky glamping experience,” the hut is “fully equipped with mains services, a beautiful kitchen, a log burning stove and a large shower room,” all accommodating 2 people. Located in their “beautiful garden”, it offers a “secluded and peaceful experience,” a perfect choice for any couples looking to wind down after a day of festival fun.

Approx. walking distance: 17 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 5 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 5.0

Head to their website for availability: www.thebaileyskipton.co.uk

Throstle Nest Farm Bed and Breakfast – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Throstle Nest Farm is impeccably located for guests of Gateways who are looking for the perfect place to unwind after the festival, Described as “stunning” this newly refurbished B&B offers five “individually styled” guest rooms with en-suite facilities. All rooms are described to have “stunning views” and offer “a sense of tranquillity” to all guests. With free parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast included. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in a shared lounge/ dining area, a perfect place to potentially meet more Gateways goers!
If you’re expecting to attend Gateways with a larger party, their Woodside lodge would be the perfect choice to accommodate your friends and family. Advertised as a “self catering log cabin with its own private hot tub,” what better way could you wish to wind down after a day at Gateways? The lodge comprises of a “master bedroom with en-suite, a twin bedroom, a bathroom and a beautiful open plan lounge and kitchen area.”
Approx. walking distance: 1hr 18 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 12 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 5.0

Head to their website for availability: www.throstlenestfarmbandb.co.uk

Travelodge – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Described as a “family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Skipton to your doorstep,” if you have a budget and want a comfortable place to rest your head after the festival then Travelodge Skipton could be the perfect accommodation for you. Advertised with “everything you’ll need,” Travelodge provides: “comfy king-size beds, showers in all rooms, TV with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi (30 minutes free or £3 for 24 hours) and hand, hair & body wash”. Cots are also available on request for those of you bringing your little ones.
Approx. walking distance: 15 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 2 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 4
Head to their website for availability: www.travelodge.co.uk

Glamping and Camping

Tarn House Holiday Park – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Set in a “peaceful location” and described as “a stone’s throw from the historic town of Skipton,” Tarn House Holiday Park is the ideal choice to set up camp for the night. Their “Touring Super Pitches” offers “electric hook-up, water, drainage and a TV connection point,” the perfect solution for any laid-back gateway goers.
All pitches are assured to be level with “sufficient space” available, meaning you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s rest. Toilets, showers and chemical disposal points are all conveniently located and there’s no need to worry that you haven’t packed enough clothes for the weekend as a launderette is on-site.
With its rural location, licensed bar and restaurant on-site, a children’s play area and a Wi-Fi hotspot, it appears perfect for those looking to have everything in one place.
Approx. walking distance: 32 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 7 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 4

Head to their website for availability: www.partingtons.com/tarn-house-holiday-park.php

Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping – NOW FULLY BOOKED

With an aim to “create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for the whole family” and described as “one of Britain’s top 5 coolest campsites” from The Telegraph, Catgill Farm is the perfect place to unwind after a day at Gateways festival.

With available Wi-Fi, a nearby pub, an on-site shop, BBQ, and fire pits, you’re guaranteed to be entertained throughout your stay. As one of the furthest locations from Aireville Park, this accommodation would be ideal for those who have day tickets.

Two glamping options are available: the “Timber Pods” and the “Bell Tents”. The Timber pods can accommodate up to 6 people and include:

A double bed, bunk beds, and sofa bed, luxury feather and down bedding, ensuite shower room, kitchen hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and utensils. Hot water and sink, towels, two radiators, a dining table, smart TV with Netflix and USB charging points. Outside you’ll find a large patio with your own private hot tub, seating, and a large dining table with benches. You’ll also be able to enjoy their outdoor pizza oven.

If you’re looking for something a little more camping, but want to keep that extra glam, then the Bell Tents would be perfect for you. With the capacity to accommodate up to 4 people, they include:

A double bed, and two futons, luxury feather and down bedding, a log burner, private toilet and shower pod (to be shared with one other bell tent), towels, bedside tables and lamps and decorative bunting and fairy lights. They also provide: a hot water bottle, kettle, fridge and kitchen utensils. Wi-Fi and USB charging points are also available and you’ll have your own private patio accommodated with a hot tub, seating and a fire pit.

If you’re more of a minimalist and are looking for the perfect place to pitch up your tent/campervan for the night, then don’t worry; Catgill Farm can accommodate you to. Their campsite field is “spacious and beautifully manicured for both electric and non-electric pitches which are suitable for tents and VW style campervans.” Shower facilities are also available and include, hot showers, hairdryers, disabled and family rooms and shaver and plug sockets. Communal fridge freezers and a kettle and microwave are also available.

On-site you’ll find a small stream and “breathtaking views”, a peaceful place for anyone looking to wind down after a fun-filled day at Gateways.

Approx. walking distance: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 14 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5
Head to their website for availability: www.catgillfarm.co.uk

Riverside Campsite

Advertised as an “excellent campsite” with facilities “close to the lovely vistas of the dales,” Riverside campsite is perfect for those Gateways goers looking to park or pitch up in the beautiful surroundings of Cononley.
The family-run site is situated just 3 miles from Skipton and offers washroom facilities and an electric hook-up. With 3 acres of land available, Riverside offers plenty of space to get settled for the weekend and offers “gorgeous views of surrounding hills and countryside”. Five pitches are also available if you’re planning on rocking up in your motor home or caravan.
Its location is only a short walk away from the heart of the village, with a railway station in close proximity with links to Skipton. They also have footpaths close by which lead you onto the River Aire, so they’ll be plenty for you to do and see when you’re not present at Gateways!
Approx. walking distance: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 14 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 3.5

Head to their website for availability: www.riversidecampsite.co.uk

Howgill Lodge Campsite – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Located Close to the River Wharf, and advertised as “a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Wharfedale,” Howgill Lodge offers electric and non-electric pitches and can accommodate tents, motorhomes and caravans. Surrounded by “some of the most beautiful countrysides in the UK”, but terraced for privacy, Gateways goers will surely love to unwind in their idyllic setting. For larger parties and families, you’ll love that each pitch has its own picnic table and there’s also “plenty of space for kids to play, including a large woodland area” so your little ones can explore.
With facilities including toilets, hot showers, shaving points, hairdryers, washing up sinks, gas supplies and a laundry room, you’ll have everything at your fingertips to get ready for a day of fun at Gateways!
What better way to wind down with your family and friends and share some festival stories than toasting marshmallows around a campfire? Howgill Lodge have you covered as they offer fire pits for hire, kindling and logs included.
Approx. walking distance: 2 hours, 44 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 21 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 5.0

Head to their website for availability: www.howgill-lodge.co.uk

Littondale Country and Leisure Park – NOW FULLY BOOKED

“Set against a beautiful backdrop deep into the Yorkshire Dales National Park,” Littondale Country and Leisure Park, offers both en-suite glamping pods and seasonal touring pitches. Their glamping pods sleep four, with room for a shower, toilet, an equipped kitchenette and a lounge area with a TV. Outside you’ll also find a table and chairs and a BBQ stand, perfect for those who want to feel close to nature but can’t quite let go of their home comforts.
For those of you looking for something a little simpler, Littondale Country and Leisure Park, offer spacious, level individual pitches for motorhomes and tents. Toilet and shower facilities are also available and there’s even a space to wash your pots and pans. If you’re looking at accommodation for your family, free WIFI is available and there’s even an on-site play park for your little ones to enjoy.
Littondale is an ideal option for couples and families looking for a bit of peace and quiet after an exhilarating day at Gateways festival. With beautiful countryside views, yet within easy access to Skipton, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds in one weekend.
Approx. walking distance: 4 hours, 31 minutes
Approx. driving distance: 25 minutes

Tripadvisor rating: 3.5

Head to their website now for availability: www.parkleisureholidays.co.uk/touring-and-camping/littondale