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Often described as the prettiest of all the Dales villages, Burnsall and the rolling countryside around this tiny rural community makes a superb location for a cottage holiday stay in the Yorkshire Dales. This really is quintessential Dales country; undulating green pastures dotted with the famous dry limestone walls; sparkling, clear rivers and ancient woodland. The ruined priory at Bolton Abbey and the lovely recreation woodland known as the Strid can readily fill a day’s visit.

Bolton Abbey
On the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is a vast estate dominated by the atmospheric ruins of a twelfth century Priory. Barden Tower, also in the grounds, was formerly the Priest’s house, and there are many lovely walks through the estate, in particular the popular wooded area filled with ancient trees, including the Laund Oak, believed to be more than 800 years old, known as The Strid. In addition to the abundant natural beauty and historic ruins, there is a working farm on the estate, which will delight younger children. Hesketh Park Farm provides the opportunity to feed and pet animals, and has large indoor and outdoor play areas, with tractor rides, sandpits, climbing ropes and more, making it an ideal all-weather venue. Holidaymakers keen on fishing can indulge in the finest the River Wharfe has to offer as it flows through Bolton Abbey estate.

Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in Burnsall?

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