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Things to do in the Yorkshire Dales

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Discover the best attractions and activities the Yorkshire Dales has to offer

Being one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales has an array of attractions and things to do throughout the year

A plethora of Yorkshire Dales attractions include fascinating heritage sites, beautiful scenery and family-friendly activities. A things to in the Yorkshire Dales includes a climb to the top of impressive Malham Cove, and appreciate the stunning views of the valley below.

Yorkshire Dales walks include along the enchanting Ingleton Waterfalls, or to man-made sights like the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct. This stunning feat of Victorian engineering crosses the valley of the River Ribble. Browse our Yorkshire Dales walking guide for further inspiration on how to experience the great outdoors. A catalogue of Yorkshire Dales pubs are on-hand for a refreshing drink along your travels.

Lovers of history will never get bored with the variety of heritage attractions in the Yorkshire Dales. The medieval Skipton Castle and the Norman fortress of Richmond Castle are among the most popular historic sites. Pendragon Castle is a ruin which, according to the legend, was built by King Arthur’s father in the 5th century.

A wealth of child-friendly Yorkshire Dales things to do are ideal for entertaining the little ones. Hesketh Farm Park and Holme Open Farm are among the most popular places to visit in the Yorkshire Dales.

During your holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, you will never be short of things to do with our Yorkshire Dales Travel Guide.

  • Semerwater, Yorkshire Dales


    Low Blean Farm
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 3DJ

    01969 650436

    Semerwater is the second-largest lake in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a stunning sight to see. Perfect for walking and fishing!

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  • Canal in Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

    Skipton Castle

    The medieval fortress was built in 1090 by Norman Baron Robert de Romille, and despite a turbulent history of wars and sieges, has been preserved for over 900 years.

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  • Stacey Moore Art, feature

    Stacey Moore Art Gallery

    Stacey Moore Art
    Market Place Hawes
    Market Pl
    DL8 3QX

    01969 667146

    If you want to view eye-catching artwork depicting the Yorkshire countryside during a visit to Hawes, Stacey Moore Art Gallery should be at the top of your list. This local artist’s pieces are well worth seeing!

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  • Stainforth Force

    BD24 0DP

    Situated on the River Ribble, a magnificent picturesque waterfall that is one of the Yorkshire Dales most attractive settings.

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  • Wensleydale Rail

    The Wensleydale Railway

    From the lowland Vale of Mowbray to the upland splendour of the famous Yorkshire Dales, this rural railway line passes through market towns, small villages, woodland and farmland, offering a great day out in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Wensleydale Creamery

    Gayle Ln
    DL8 3RN

    01969 667664

    Discover the wonderful, cheesy home of the world renowned Wensleydale Cheese where you can experience the production process and witness exciting demonstrations.

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