About the Area - Yorkshire Dales

Thirsk

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A lively market town dating back to Medieval times, located between Yorkshire’s two National Parks. Read more

Stokesley

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A pretty town, mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, located on the edge of the North York Moors. Read more

Northallerton

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A bustling market town located in the Vale of Mowbray, between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Read more

Knaresborough

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A picturesque town with bags of character and history. Read more

Easingwold

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A lovely market town located 15 miles north of the City of York. Read more

Boroughbridge

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An attractive town which boasts a superb location, close to the popular spa town of Harrogate. Read more

Ampleforth

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A beautiful village located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Read more

Reeth

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A small village set amidst superb countryside, with an excellent market on Fridays. Read more

Middleham

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The heartland of Yorkshire’s horse racing industry, this town has a long and fascinating history. Read more

Leyburn

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A busy market town on the Wensleydale Railway line, with an array of excellent shops and eateries Read more

Hawes

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A popular town on the Pennine Way located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Read more

Harrogate

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A Victorian spa town with beautiful Turkish Baths and home to Harlow Carr Gardens. Read more

Ripon

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A small and lively city with a beautiful cathedral, not far from Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Read more

Pateley Bridge

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A pretty little town located on the banks of the River Nidd, in magnificent Nidderdale. Read more

Bedale

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A small market town with a stunning church and a museum Read more

Settle

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A fascinating town surrounded by tremendous walking country Read more

Skipton

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A bustling market town with a magnificent castle and lots of great places to eat, drink and shop. Read more

Grassington

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A popular town in Upper Wharfedale with lots of things to see and do. Read more

Ingleton

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A lovely village surrounded by diverse and beautiful countryside. Read more

Bentham

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A pretty market town situated amidst stunning countryside – ideal for walking and other outdoor activities. Read more

Hardraw Force and the Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw

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A 13th century coaching inn with 15 acre grounds which are home to the magnificent waterfall, Hardraw Force. Read more

Wensleydale Railway plc, Leeming Bar

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Take a ride on a beautiful vintage train, through magnificent countryside and welcoming towns. Read more

Kirkby Lonsdale

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A pretty town with bags of character, and with its own brewery and chocolate mine! Read more

Kirkby Stephen

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An idyllic little town on the Coast to Coast Walk, just outside the National Park in Cumbria. Read more

Masham

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Nestled on the banks of the River Ure, this small market town is well known for its two famous breweries. Read more

Sedbergh

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England’s official book town, Sedbergh is a fascinating place to visit and is set amidst stunning countryside. Read more

Dent

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An idyllic village in both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria, amidst the stunning countryside of Dentdale. Read more

Richmond

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A historic market town with an imposing Norman castle which overlooks the River Swale. Read more

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington

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A multi award-winning lavender farm, specialist plant nursery and lavender gardens in the Howardian Hills. Read more

TeaHee! Cheesemonger & Espresso Bar, Easingwold

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A cheesemonger and espresso bar located in the town’s Geogian market square, offering a scrumtious array of local treats. Read more

Yorkshire Dales Guides, Settle

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Caving, climbing, abeiling and guided walks for groups or individuals. Read more

The World of James Herriot, Thirsk

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Visit the home and veterinary surgery of Alf Wight, the “real” James Herriot, and go behind the scenes of the hit TV series, “All Creatures Great and Small”. Read more

Thorp Perrow Arboretum & Falcons of Thorp Perrow, Bedale

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A fantastic family day out to visit the arboretum, the beautiful woodland garden, the birds of prey and mammal centre. Read more

Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd, Kilburn

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Beautiful, high quality oak furniture designed by the company that the famous Mouseman of Kilburn founded. There is also a Mouseman Museum. Read more

Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

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A great day out for family and friends, including themed events. Read more

Thirsk Furniture Trail, Thirsk

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Discover the workshops and timeless beauty of solid wood craftsmanship around Thirsk. Read more

Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre, Ripon

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A family-run brewing company founded in 1827, producing a wide range of ales including Old Peculiar. Visitor centre with beer garden, and tours available. Read more

Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland, Skipton

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A natural woodland burial site for people and pets, located amidst lovely countryside on the edge of Skipton. Read more

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Sutton Bank

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A visitor centre with an exciting new exhibition, Lime and Ice, located on Sutton Bank, home to the White Horse. Read more

Stump Cross Caverns, Pateley Bridge

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Formed millions of years ago, Stump Cross Caverns is on of Britain’s premier show caves. Read more

Skipton Castle, Skipton

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One of the best preserved medieval castles in the country, dating back over 900 years! Read more

Rural Arts (The Old Court House), Thirsk

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A family-friendly venue hosting events, courses and workshops for all ages, with a shop and cafe. Read more

Ritz Cinema, THIRSK

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A community cinema run by volunteers since 1995. Read more

Kiplin Hall, Richmond

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A handsome Jacobean hall built by George Calvert, the founder of Maryland, USA. Read more

Howgill Fellside Ice Cream, Sedbergh

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Delicious, handmade dairy ice cream in a range of interesting flavours. Read more

Green Howards Museum, Richmond

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Discover the fascinating history of the Green Howards Regiment from 1688 to present day. Read more

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon

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A World Heritage Site and vast estate, with the largest abbey remains in the country and a beautiful water garden. Read more

The Forbidden Corner, Coverham

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A superb labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set in a 4 acre walled garden – fantastic fun for children. Read more

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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One of Yorkshire’s most relaxing and unusual gardens on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Read more

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

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A graceful country house with beautiful gardens, a miniature railway and a children’s adventure playground. Read more

Lightwater Valley Theme Park & Shopping Village, Ripon

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A fun-filled theme park, home to Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate. Read more

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Embsay

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Steam trains every Sunday all year round, and up to 7 days per week in Summer. Read more

Darley Mill Centre, Darley

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A 17th century mill offering three floors of shopping, with a restaurant and children’s play area. Read more

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

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A striking medieval fortress with beautiful gardens and a maze, which hosts lots of activities for children and adults. Read more

Ripon Museum Trust, Ripon

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The Yorkshire Law and Order Museums tell the story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Workhouse in the city of Ripon. Read more