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SKIPTON, southernmost town of the Yorkshire Dales, is best visited to coincide with one of its four weekly market days (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat), when the streets and pubs are filled with what seems like half the Dales population. Sceptone, or "Sheeptown" – the annual Sheep Day (first Sun in July) celebrates its ovine heritage – was a thriving agricultural settlement long before the arrival of the battling Normans. Their Castle (Mon– Sat 10am–4/6pm, Sun noon–4/6pm; £5.60; Web: www.skiptoncastle.co.uk ) is among England's best preserved, thanks …
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