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How to get to the Yorkshire Dales

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Travel to the Yorkshire Dales by road

Several major roads allow drivers to reach the Yorkshire Dales, and from every direction.

Use the A59 or A65 to arrive from the south, the A66 from the north, the A1 from the east or the M6 from the west.

Full directions can be found via the AA Route Planner, and live traffic reports can be seen at theaa.com/traffic-news/north%20yorkshire.

Travel to the Yorkshire Dales by train

The train routes into the Yorkshire Dales are among the most spectacular in the country. If you’re planning on travelling from Leeds, the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line offers seriously impressive views of the local scenery. Stops includes Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale and Kirkby Stephen.

Alternatively, use the heritage Wensleydale Railway, which runs from Northallerton to Redmire on the edge of the Dales.

Detailed routes, times, tickets and fares can be found at nationalrail.co.uk, or wensleydalerail.com.

Travel to the Yorkshire Dales by plane

The closest airport to the Yorkshire Dales is Leeds-Bradford International Airport, with buses running hourly between the airport and Harrogate.

Here, you’ll find flights connecting Yorkshire with London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast and Southampton, as well as European and global airports from Austria to Australia.

Visit leedsbradfordairport.co.uk for more information, and to check flight times and prices.

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