Local Guide

There's plenty to see and do around Yorkshire Dales, whether it's heading out for a family meal, visiting the plethora of historic attractions or getting active. Read about our owners' favourite haunts or the myriad of things to see a little further afield from nature trails to historic attractions.

A short guide to Yorkshire Dales

A short drive away from the park you will find the historic and attractive town of Middleham, often described as ‘the jewel in the crown of Wensleydale’ and home to the stunning ruins of Middleham Castle. Masham, known for its largest market square in Yorkshire and its trademark Black Sheep Brewery and West Witton are other popular towns in the area with a selection of charming shops, restaurants and pubs.

The tranquil surroundings and rolling countryside of Wensleydale offers something for all walks of life, from young families, right through to couples enjoying their retirement. Yorkshire Dales is the ideal choice to get away from the daily grind and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales at its best.

Why North Yorkshire?

North Yorkshire known fondly as ‘Gods own country’ offers some of the most breath-taking country and coastal views in the UK. A popular destination with ramblers and those that love the outdoors due to its nature trails, forests and heritage sites there is never a dull moment when visiting this area.

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