The Yorkshire Dales has much to offer and here are just a few ideas of things to see and do in the Dales.
Skipton – Well preserved Mediaeval Castle. The Lady Anne Clifford Trail. Open air markets. Swimming Pool & leisure centre. Boat trips on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.
Embsay – Steam Railway. A choice of country pubs.
Haworth – Bronte Parsonage Museum. Worth Valley Railway.
Wycoller – Ancient hamlet with Bronte connections.
Malham – Malham Cove with its impressive limestone cliff. Gordale Scar. Janet’s Foss. Malham Tarn.
Grassington – Upper Wharfedale Museum. Annual festivals.
Kilnsey – Kilnsey Park and Trout Farm. Kilnsey Crag.
Bolton Abbey – Impressive ruined priory on the banks of the River Wharfe.
Three Peaks – Yorkshire’s famous mountains; Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside.
Settle – Open air markets. Settle to Carlisle Railway.
Ribblehead – Magnificent 24 arch viaduct.
Ingleton – White Scar Cave. Waterfall Walk.
Clapham – Ingleborough show cave.
Harrogate – The Great Yorkshire Show held in July. Valley Gardens. Theatre.
Knaresborough – Mother Shipton’s Cave. Dropping Well and Park. Ruined Castle. Boating on the river.
Brimham Rocks – Amazing collection of rocks worn over the years into fantastic shapes.
Aysgarth – Spectacular waterfalls.
Hardraw – Hardraw Force is claimed to be England’s highest single drop waterfall.
Semerwater – Yorkshire’s largest natural lake.
Hawes – Open air markets. Wensleydale Creamery.
Masham – Open air markets. Brewery and visitor centre. Annual Fairs.
Ripon – Open air markets. Horse racing. Impressive Cathedral. Newby Hall and Gardens. Lightwater Valley Theme Park.