If you’re only in this region for 48 hours…
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Aysgarth Falls is a dramatic landmark at any time of year. It comprises a gorge through which the River Ure descends by a series of stepped waterfalls consisting of horizontal layers of hard limestone separated by thin bands of soft shale.
Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian abbey with an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place. Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic.
Built in 1900 Harrogate Theatre is a typical example of a late Victorian proscenium arch venue built over five floors. The theatre is also home to a number of amateur societies that regularly perform throughout the year.
Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation 1km north of the village of Malham. A well-known beauty spot, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley, with a fine area of limestone pavement at the top.
No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s Cave and the petrifying well is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The Petrifying Well, nestled within beautiful park land, is a unique geological phenomenon that turns items into stone.
Swaledale Woollens has a wide range of high quality woollen knitwear, such as sweaters, rugs, scarves and socks. What better choice could there be for a quality and unique, hand-crafted woollen gift for yourself, friends and family.
The Farmers Arms
The Farmers Arms is a traditional pub that prides itself on its well-kept local ales and tasty homemade food. It is located within the stunning scenery and spectacular walking country of Upper Swaledale.
Visit the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre to learn more about their story and have the chance to see how the cheese is made, visitors also have plenty of opportunities to taste all the different varieties of Wensleydale cheese.
Giving pleasure through the food is one of the most important aim of this seafood restaurant. Each dish on the weekly changing menu has been tried and tested, using the finest seafood the British isles has to offer.
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Yorkshire Dales National Park has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK. Together, nature and people have created a landscape of immense beauty.