Points of interest

What to do around North Yorkshire

The beauty of the Yorkshire Dales is hard to match, and the best way to see it first hand, is on foot. Whether you’re a rambler at heart and love nothing more than long walks, knee deep in wild grass or whether you just want a moderate walk to take in the beauty of your surroundings Yorkshire has something to offer everyone.

With such beautiful scenery right on your doorstep there are many walking groups and guided walks across the area. If walking isn't for you take a trip to one of the many market tows around the region.

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Malham Tarn

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provide a marvellous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors. You might even remember it from your school Geography trips! The National Nature Reserve is home to a unique community of rare plants and animals - the bird hide in particular is worth a visit.

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Mother Shipton's Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave is a well-loved tourist attraction in the area with an interesting story attached. Mother Shipton was a local witch who prophesied future events through her poems. Visit the petrifying and wishing well or take a trip to the boat house or historic museum to discover the whole story for yourself in mystical surroundings.

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Lightwater Valley

A theme parks with something for all ages Light Water Valley provides a special day out when staying at the park. The perfect outing during the school holidays when the weather is good you’ll no doubt love your visit. Packed full of exhilarating rides, fairground entertainment and even pedal boats it’s a day not to forget.

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend or wander along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths.

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Kilnsey Park Estate

In the heart of spectacular Wharfedale, Kilnsey Park Estate is your ideal location to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. Visit this varied attraction to catch your first fish, explore the Dales on horseback, meet the UK’s rarest orchid, watch red squirrels play or simply to relax in some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.

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