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.
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!