Harrogate, North Yorkshire
RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes a wonderful day out at any time of the year. Covering 68 acres, it has a wide variety of landscapes from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Betty's teashop and restaurant are on site with delicious afternoon tea and meals to complete your day.
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Skipton, Craven, North Yorkshire
900 year old Skipton Castle is one of the best-preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a three-year siege in the Civil War.
Activities and Adventure
This Day Trip from York takes you to the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including Aysgarth Falls, Arncliffe, Pateley Bridge and the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre in Hawes
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Ingleton, Craven, North Yorkshire
Deep beneath Ingleborough Hill, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years.
Middleham, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Visits must be pre-booked.
Pateley Bridge, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain's premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Ripon, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Visit Lightwater Valley near Ripon and Harrogate for some amazing rides, including Europe's longest rollercoaster - The Ultimate, as well as the stomach churning, mighty Eagle's Claw and the splashtastic Wild River Rapids
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Britain's longest inland waterway finally opened in 1816 and remains largely unaltered to this day. On a Pennine Boat Trip you can enjoy the scenery as you travel slowly through the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.
The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Each year the Great Yorkshire Show attracts in excess of 125, 000 visitors, why not join us this year and be part of it! Held every year in July
Kilnsey, Craven, North Yorkshire
Held under the famous Kilnsey Crag, Kilnsey agricultural show offers dry stone walling, produce, handicrafts, horticulture, equestrian events, fell races and harness racing. Kilnsey is close to Grassington in Upper Wharfedale and the agricultural show is held every year at the end of August.
Malham, Craven, North Yorkshire
Malham Show is held annually in the heart of beautiful Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales on August Bank Holiday Saturday.
Reeth, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire
Reeth Show is a traditional Yorkshire Dales agricultural show in the picturesque surroundings of Swaledale. Held every year at the end of August
Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.
Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location, with memorable surroundings.
Leyburn, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire
Bolton Castle is a spectacular mediaeval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
A National Trust property, Fountains Abbey is the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain. Studley Royal offers an ornamental water garden and decorative Victorian Church in the heart of a medieval deer park. An elegant Elizabethan mansion offers self-catering, see Nidderdale accommodation
Visit Newby Hall and Gardens in Ripon, North Yorkshire setting for Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and enjoy a superb day out for all the family.
Parcevall Hall Gardens are the only large gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is year round interest not only for the plantsman, but also for anyone who enjoys peace and tranquility in this natural setting.
Food, Drink and Craft Visits
Hawes, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
See how the twist is put in! Admission free except pre-booked educational visits.
Hawes, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire
Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop, 1897 Coffee shop and fully licensed restaurant. Wensleydale cheese has been made in Wensleydale since 1150, when Cistercian monks settled in the dale.
Visit the Dales Chocolatier Visitor Centre, but prepare to be sorely tempted! Visitors can watch skilled local craftswomen making over 250 different delicious chocolate gifts in the Leyburn factory and visitor centre.
Masham, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Situated at the gateway to Wensleydale, Masham is the home of the Black Sheep Brewery. Regular 'shepherded' tours of the Brewery allow visitors to experience the traditional brewing process and the aroma and taste of English hops and malted barley.
Follow the complete brewing process and meet the people who brew Theakston's beers at the home of the legendary Old Peculier.