Things to Do - Yorkshire Dales

Hardraw Force and the Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw


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


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

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington


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

TeaHee! Cheesemonger & Espresso Bar, Easingwold


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


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

The World of James Herriot, Thirsk


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


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


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


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

Thirsk Furniture Trail, Thirsk


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

Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre, Ripon


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


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


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


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

Skipton Castle, Skipton


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

Rural Arts (The Old Court House), Thirsk


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

Ritz Cinema, THIRSK


A community cinema run by volunteers since 1995. Read more

Kiplin Hall, Richmond


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

Howgill Fellside Ice Cream, Sedbergh


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

Green Howards Museum, Richmond


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

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon


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


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


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

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon


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


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

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Embsay


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

Darley Mill Centre, Darley


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

Bolton Castle, Leyburn


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


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