Visiting The Yorkshire Dales

Posted on November 30th, 2015

Yorkshire is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, in particular the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is an ideal place for a cottage holiday. There are so many places we could recommend but here are a few destinations you may like to visit while holidaying in the area.


The pretty village of Malham is well worth a visit. A walk up Malham Cove will reward you with beautiful views and a chance to take in the unique limestone pavement at the top; Harry Potter fans amongst you may recognise this as one of the film locations featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Or pay a visit to the beauty spot of Malham Tarn, England’s highest freshwater lake.


The quaint market town of Settle, home of the famous Settle-Carlise Railway is a popular stop for walkers and has a variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is an ideal base for those wanting to partake in outdoor activities such as fell walking and cycling or simply to do some sight-seeing.


Home to the world famous Wensleydale Cheese, a trip to Hawes would not be complete without a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre where you can explore the museum, visit the coffee shop or the restaurant and of course, sample some beautiful cheese! This small market town has beautiful scenery and is popular amongst walkers.


Grassington is a small market town boasting a variety of shops selling local foods, gifts, arts and crafts, along with cafes and restaurants. It is an ideal location from which to explore other nearby Yorkshire Dales towns and villages. Explore the quaint streets and the cobbled market place, take a riverside walk or simply relax in one of the local pubs or cafes.

Kilnsey and Conistone

The stunning views surrounding Kilnsey and Conistone can be enjoyed on one of the many walking routes but there is also the opportunity to take in the scenery on horseback from the Kilnsey Trekking Centre. There are rainbow trout fishing opportunities at Kilnsey park, which also features a nature trail for children. Kilnsey is also hosts an annual agricultural show.


The village of Bunsall has a pretty riverside setting and is surrounded by unspoilt scenery.It is an ideal place for a day out; there are plenty of walking routes (the villages of Grassington, Hebden and Linton are all within reach) and in summer months, many families enjoy a picnic by the river.


The village of Ingleton is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is home the popular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail which boasts some breathtaking woodland and waterfall scenery, along with a variety of plants and wildlife. Ingleton is also an ideal base for caving and fell walking and also has an outdoor seasonal swimming pool.

Three Peaks

For walking enthusiasts amongst you, a visit to the Yorkshire Dales is ideal as there are countless walking routes throughout the national park. If you fancy a challenge, why not climb one of the Three Peaks; Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside? Or if you’re feeling really energetic, take the 3 peaks challenge and climb them all in one go!

There are so many places in the Yorkshire Dales that are worth a visit and whatever your interests, you’re certain to appreciate the sheer beauty of this National Park. Search for your ideal holiday cottage now!

Chico’s Take Away, Skipton

Posted on November 21st, 2015

One of the perks of taking a self catering cottage break is that you can either cook for yourself or go out and enjoy a meal in a nice restaurant or buy a delicious take-away!
There are lots of take-aways to choose from and if you’re on holiday in the Skipton area then you might consider visiting Chico’s Take Away in Skipton.
Below is the full Chico’s menu to help you choose if this is the take-away for you.

Chico's Take Away, Skipton

Chico’s Take Away Menu

(V) Denotes Vegetarian

Pizza Menu

All pizzas are homemade, topped with special savoury tomato sauce, cheese and fresh ingredients.

1. Margherita Pizza – Cheese and Tomato. £3.40
2. Al Funghi Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.60
3. Prosciutto Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Herbs. £3.80
3a. Ham and Pineapple Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Ham, Pineapple, Herbs. £3.90
4. Salami Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Salami, Herbs. £3.80
5. Garlic Sausage Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Garlic Sausage, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
6. Pollo Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Fresh Tomatos, Herbs. £3.80
6a. Pollo Picante Pizza (HOT) – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Marinated Hot Sauces, Onions, Herbs. £4.10
7. Bolognese Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Bolognese, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
8. Chilli Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chilli, Herbs. £3.80
9. Formaggi Pizza – Tomato, 4 Different Cheeses, Herbs. £3.80
10. Pepperoni Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Peppers, Hot Pepperoni Sausage, Herbs. £4.00
11. Prosciutto Funghi Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.80
12. Firenze Pizza (HOT) – Tomato, Cheese, Peppers, Pepperoni Sausage, Olives, Onions, Chilli Powder, Herbs. £4.00
13. Toscana Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Ham, Peppers, Onions, Herbs. £4.20
14. Quatro Stagioni Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Peppers, Salami, Shrimps, Herbs. £4.00
15. Marinara Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Shrimps, Mussels, Cockles, Olives, Herbs. £4.00
16. Marzano Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic Powder, Cheddar Cheese, Herbs. £3.70
17. Sicily Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onions, Olives, Herbs. £3.70
18. Chico’s Special Pizza – Chef’s Own Special Preparation. £4.20
19. Chico’s Meat Feast Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Salami, Garlic Sausage, Pepperoni, Herbs. £4.20
20. Spicy Beef Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Spicy Beef, Onions, Chilli Powder, Herbs. £3.80
21. Americana Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Salami, Pepperoni, Onions, Green Peppers, Herbs. £4.00
22. Tuna Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Tuna, Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs. £3.90
23. Pollo Funghi Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.90
24. BBQ Chicken Pizza – BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Onions, Herbs. £4.00
25. BBQ Pizza – Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Pepperoni, Salami, Onions, Pineapple, Herbs. £4.00
26. Crispy Bacon Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Mushrooms, Bacon, Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs. £4.10
27. Doner Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Doner, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
28. Napolitana Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Tuna, Onions, Peppers, Herbs. £3.90
29. Create Your Own Pizza – With Up To Any Five Toppings. £4.30

Deep Pan Pizzas £1.20 Extra

Extra Pizza Toppings

Meat 60p
Veg 50p
Cheese 70p


Calzone Pizza Menu

30. Calzone Kebab – Folded Pizza, Kebab Meat, Chilli Sauce, Onions. £4.20
31. Calzone Kiev – Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Ham, Chicken, Garlic Sauce, Herbs. £4.20
32. Vegetarian Calzone (V) £4.00
33. Calzone – Folded Pizza, Ham, Salami, Garlic Sausage, Cheese, Mushrooms, Herbs. £4.20
33a. Calzone Picante (HOT) – Folded Pizza, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Marinated Hot Sauces, Spicy Beef, Mushrooms, Herbs. £4.20


Pasta Menu

34. Lasagne (Homemade) – Layers Of Spinach Pasta, Bolognese, Béchamel Sauce, Baked In The Oven, Topped With Cheese. £3.70
35. Spaghetti Bolognese – Spaghetti Pasta, Boglonese Sauce, Choice Of Parmesan Cheese. £3.70
36. Chilli Con Carne £3.70
37. Spare Ribs £3.70


Burger Menu

All burgers served in a seeded bun, lettuce, onion, fresh tomatoes and french fries.

38. Deluxe Burger – Quarter Pound £2.50, Half Pound £3.10
39. Cheese BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.40
40. Chilli BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.50
41. Bolognese BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.50
42. 1000 Island BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
43. Special Burger – 3 Different Cheeses, Tomato, Relish, Green Peppers, Salad – Quarter Pound £2.90, Half Pound £3.70
44. Five “O” BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.60
45. Americano BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
46. Coleslaw BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
47. Chicken BurgerQuarter Pound £2.90, Half Pound £3.70
48. Veggie Burger (V) – Quarter Pound £2.60, Half Pound £3.30
Extra Burger Toppings 20p
Extra Cheese 40p


Other Dishes

49. Chicken Nuggets and Chips £3.10
50. Doner Kebab £3.60
51. Garlic Mushrooms (V) £2.20


Extras Menu

Garlic Bread £1.90
Cheese Garlic Bread £2.50
Tomato Garlic Bread £2.30
Side Salad £1.10
Coleslaw £1.00
Onion Rings £1.40
Fries £1.20
Chips ‘n’ Cheese £2.00
Chips ‘n’ Cheese ‘n’ Bacon £2.60
Selection Of Gateau £1.70
Soft Drinks 70p
Red Bull £1.50
Bottled Water 80p
Bottled Drinks £1.30


Dips Menu

Garlic Mayo 40p
Mayonnaise 40p
Mild Chilli Relish 40p
1000 Island 40p
BBQ 50p

# Cheese is a mixture of Cheese, Milk Protein, Vegetable Oil.

# Ham is Pork Shoulder.


Chico’s Take Away Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 5PM till Midnight
Friday to Saturday 5PM till Late
Including Bank Holiday Weekends


Chico’s Take Away Contact Details

Telephone Number: 01756 799808
Address: 9 Sackville Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire.



Disclaimer: Remarkable Holidays Limited is not affiliated with Chico’s Take Away. This article does not constitute a recommendation and/or endorsement. This article is intended as a starting point for your further research in places to eat in Skipton. Details of this article were correct at the time of publication, 21st November 2015.

The Yorkshire Coast and Wolds

Posted on October 21st, 2015

Undulating gently south from the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds presents a calm, rolling landscape, nestling pretty villages and traditional market towns. Covering an area of land which arcs from the city of Hull to the market town of Beverley, to the coastal resorts of Filey and Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast, the chalk Wolds are completely unspoilt and somewhat underappreciated. Blessed with historical associations dating back as far as 3000BC, through Ancient Man and the Norman Conquest to the present, this area has a fascinating story to tell.

Whether it’s dramatic sea views or quiet country villages you’re after, you’ll find what you’re looking for along the Yorkshire coastline, and with a choice of attractions as varied as the landscape, you will find plenty to keep you amused. A family looking for frivolous fun in the sun can discover beautiful sandy beaches and seaside entertainment at major resorts like Scarborough, just as easily as a couple looking for a romantic break away can find peace and solitude atop towering cliffs or amongst forests and moorland.

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast





From busy harbours to cliff top castles, there is something here for everyone. You will find lots of friendly fishing villages dotted along the coast; with their cobbled streets and smugglers’ tails, they are charming and delightful to visit. The award winning Eden Camp museum, Malton, has plenty to interest the modern history enthusiast, whilst ancient architecture and the Captain Cook Trail at Whitby will satisfy those with a taste for the truly historical. For the ornithologist, the bird sanctuaries at Bempton Cliffs and Spurn Point are a must.

So with its charm, character, history and a wealth of activities on offer, this area cannot fail to impress.

Some local attractions and activities:


Whitby Abbey, Museum of Victorian Whitby, The Dracula Trail


Cliff top ruined castle, Sealife Centre, Annual Cricket Festival, Miniature Railway


Selby Abbey


Annual Fishing Festival, Filey Brigg and Nature Trail, Cobble landing


RSPB Reserve


Eden Camp, Eden Farm Insight, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo


The Minster, open air markets, Museum of Army Transport, horse racing


Bridlington Priory


Sledmere House and Gardens


With so much to see and do on the Yorkshire Coast you should start searching holiday cottages in Yorkshire today!


Visit Skipton

Posted on September 13th, 2015

Skipton is surrounded by countryside, dramatic moorland in places mellow green hills in others, only adding its appeal.

As one of the finest English market towns, Skipton has the ability to weave its magic at any time of the year, especially Christmas when a Medieval Yuletide Festival takes place. Shopkeepers and stall holders dress in period costume, there is carol singing, medieval re-enactments, and lots to buy and see and eat. As the winter twilight descends and the Christmas lights come on, the atmosphere is enchanting.

Spring offers the sight of new-born lambs, Summer brings a variety of agricultural shows and events, Autumn provides Skipton with a blanket of golden leaves and scenic landscapes.

Skipton Market takes place on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday and is held on the cobbled Market Setts, either side of Skipton’s High Street. The market consists of numerous individual traders selling everything from fruit & vegetables to clothing and household products.

In 1066AD Skipton became the property of the de Romille family, who later built a fortress castle there. The castle still stands today and is open to the public. This is but one of Skipton’s many tourist attractions.

With the completion of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in 1816, Skipton was no longer just a market town but a centre for cloth weaving and commerce. Once used as a means of transporting imports and exports to and from ports of entry and exit, the Leeds-Liverpool Canal now takes on a different role as it caters for day trips along its picturesque waters.

The Skipton Waterway Festival is held every year and is usually a 3 day event attracting boats from the Skipton vicinity, Silsden area, Craven district, Yorkshire region and beyond. As well as thousands of visitors from all over, some say this is a major event in the North of England’s calendar and we think all will agree that this is a special occasion which is enjoyed by the local community, boaters and visitors to Skipton alike. Skipton could be called the “Venice of Yorkshire” as its position on the Leeds-Liverpool canal makes Skipton an ideal location to bring your boat and with many picturesque and tranquil miles of surrounding canal, were confident you’ll find the perfect place to moor your vessel (please always follow official guidelines when mooring on a canal-side).

Skipton has much to offer in the form of retail therapy, department stores, boutiques, coffee and tea houses, restaurants, the list goes on. A little known fact is that Skipton was home to Tom Spencer, who was a founder of what has become the Marks & Spencer retail empire. Skipton is perfect for mixing the civilities of shopping and taking afternoon tea in the town with a short jaunt on the surrounding moors.

From Skipton, via Skipton Railway station or road (approx. 27 miles drive), you can visit the cosmopolitan city of Leeds, with its Harvey Nichols flagship store and historic arcades filled with eclectic shops and boutiques. York can also be reach by rail or road (approx. 46 miles drive), with its abundant Viking history, racecourse and National Railway Museum. Harrogate (approx. 23 miles drive) is also within easy reach, where you can still take the waters in the old spa and then take tea at Bettys famous tearoom.

A vibrant nightlife can be enjoyed with Skipton providing an excellent choice of pubs, nightclubs and other social venues. From chic bars and nightclubs to traditional country pubs serving local ales. There is always plenty to see and do in Skipton.

For those who like to get out and about the Skipton area has a superb selection of Dales country walks including, Embsay Crag and Moors, Bolton Abbey, Skipton Moors, Winterburn Reservoir and much more.

Further to the fact that Tom Spencer (co-founder of Marks & Spencer) hails from Skipton, you may find it interesting to know that Sir Charles McMoran Wilson (1st Baron Moran, MC) was also born in Skipton. Sir Charles McMoran Wilson was famous for being Sir Winston Churchill’s personal physician. Also known as Lord Moran, Sir Charles served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross in 1916, in 1942 during his impressive medical career he was knighted and later made Baron Moran in 1944. Lord Moran was also author of a book published in 1966 named “Winston Churchill: The Struggle for Survival, 1940-1965”. Another famous former resident of Skipton is Iain Macleod, Mr Macleod was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in June 1970 by the then Prime Minister Edward Heath, but sadly Iain Macleod died one month later while at home in 11 Downing Street.

If you’re looking for a location that is set in beautiful surroundings, full of history and offering almost every service and amenity, then look no further than Skipton.

Find a holiday cottage to rent in Skipton by clicking here.

Tour de Yorkshire 1st – 3rd May 2015

Posted on April 27th, 2015

Following the success of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ, Yorkshire will be hosting it’s very own cycling event – the Tour de Yorkshire.

Taking place over 3 days (1st – 3rd May 2015), the Tour de Yorkshire will travel over 500km through Yorkshire over three stages.

STAGE ONE ROUTE – 1st May 2015:

Bridlington, Flamborough, Hunmanby, East Ayton, Dalby Forest, Thornton le Dale, Pickering, Rosedale Abbey, Danby, Glaisdale, Grosmont, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough.

STAGE TWO ROUTE – 2nd May 2015:

Selby, Market Weighton, North Newbald, Sancton, Beverley, Cherry Burton, Wetwang, Stamford Bridge, Norton (near Malton), York.

STAGE THREE ROUTE – 3rd May 2015:

Wakefield, Barnsley, Holmfirth, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Ripponden, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Oakworth, Sutton-in-Craven, Cross Hills, Silsden, Addingham, Ilkley, Leeds.


Spooky York!

Posted on October 20th, 2013

York Minster by nightHalloween is almost upon us, so what better time of year for a ghost walk in the ever fascinating city of York?  There are several to choose from, each offering a collection of spooky tales in their own unique way. York is a city famous for being steeped in history and a ghost walk will offer you a wonderful opportunity to uncover the legends which you never knew existed.  Follow the links below to find out more about each tour:-


York DungeonIf you want an even more memorable Halloween, completing your trip with a visit to The York Dungeon is a must. With a variety of shows, there are plenty of scary stories to keep you entertained and for Halloween 2013, there will be even more surprises in store. For more details or to book your tickets, visit

Have a spooky time!

What to do in the Dales

Posted on July 16th, 2013

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.


Countdown to Yorkshire’s Tour de France

Posted on July 5th, 2013

The year-long countdown to the opening of the 101st Tour de France in Yorkshire has been marked by 100 schoolchildren on bikes.

Leeds will host the start of the race on 5th July 2014 with riders setting off from The Headrow in the city centre.

Children from schools in Harrogate, Hull and Leeds were on bikes to launch the official countdown.

Yorkshire-based cyclists Dean Downing and Brian Robinson took part in the event.

Downing, who rides for team Madison Genesis and is from Rotherham, said: “Yorkshire will have experienced nothing like the Tour de France before. It will be an amazing moment for everyone in the county and I am sure the whole of Yorkshire will get behind the Grand Depart.”

Robinson, 82, from Mirfield, was the first British rider to finish the race and the first to complete a stage of the Tour in 1958.

The event will spend two days in Yorkshire.

The race last visited the UK in 2007, when London hosted the prologue and the opening stage.



This story is taken from BBC News.

The Tour de France in Yorkshire?

Posted on April 3rd, 2012

The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event, watched by 88 million people around the world. Welcome to Yorkshire have launched their bid to host the race in Yorkshire, England.

Top name cyclists Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift have already lent their support to ‘le bid’ and now Welcome to Yorkshire need yours. If you want one of the world’s biggest sporting events to come to Yorkshire register your support and back le bid by clicking here and completing the online form.