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Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the region.
Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden
Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden is open to the public during daylight hours throughout the year. There is no formal charge for entry but contributions towards the upkeep and development of the garden are appreciated.
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.
Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; it has a range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale. From family days out to historic tours; the raft of sights, sounds and smells brings the castle to life!
Dentdale Heritage Centre
At the Dentdale Heritage Centre visitors will find a wealth of information on the working lives and social customs of the Dales folk who inhabited this beautiful area in times past. Most of the exhibits are of genuine Dale’s provenance.
Eden Camp first opened to the public in 1987 and have since, with the help and support of visitors, grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.
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.
Gayle Mill is a restored 19th century state-of-the-art sawmill, complete with Victorian machinery driven by water-powered turbines. Dating from about 1784, is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence.
High Corn Mill
One of the oldest buildings in the historic town of Skipton, High Corn Mill is is home to a fascinating taste of history along with a mix of quality independent shops, health, beauty and wellness services and businesses.
This is a popular walk from Malham village to the magical waterfall at Janet’s Foss. The route follows the beck along gravel and flagged paths through fields, and then through the woodland on rough and rocky tracks.
Land Rover Experience
A visit to Land Rover Experience is a truly unique and inspiring adventure. Offering off-road driving fun from one hour to a full day in one of the Land Rover models within the magnificent grounds of the Broughton Hall Estate.
Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious Yorkshire countryside, along with thrilling seasonal events that are guaranteed to keep the whole family coming back.
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.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. It has something for all with 25 acres of award-winning gardens and a miniature railway.
Set next to the Dales Countryside Museum, Outhwaite Ropemakers is a fascinating opportunity to see how ropes are made with the traditional methods used for centuries, making everything from dog leads to banister ropes.
Parcevall Hall Gardens
Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsmans garden located at the heart of Wharfedale. Comprising of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens and set at the head of a small valley, the gardens are a hidden treasure.
Quadtrex is suitable for the individual rider, families and for parties of all ages and occasions. The trek is also suitable for both the novice and experienced rider, as there are a number of experienced instructors there at all times.
Ravensworth Nurseries is a family run business involved in the production of bedding and pot plants for 50 years. Bedding plants, Cyclamen and Poinsettias are grown in season, they also make up large quantities of hanging baskets.
With its breathtaking views, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. Learn all about the castle’s past in the exhibitions before taking a peaceful stroll around the gardens.
Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.
Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail
The Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail lies in the heart of the Widdale Red Squirrel Reserve. The viewpoint and woodland offer an excellent chance of getting superb views of red squirrels as they visit a feeder in a woodland clearing.
The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers with the aims of collecting, displaying and making accessible the local heritage of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. The focus is on lead mining and the culture and community it created.
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway was built to serve the local mill trades in the late 19th century, it is just over four and a half miles long but yet still manages to pack six stations in. Throughout the year it hosts many special events.
Calderdale is a special part of Yorkshire. Few places offer this blend of beauty and history in such a small place. Vibrant, contemporary and exciting in ways that will surprise you, there are three visitor information centres to visit.
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.
This is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city’s darkest history. See, hear, smell and feel York’s stories come to life before your eyes as frighteningly funny characters transport you through time.
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.