Yorkshire Dales Cottages Why Yorkshire Dales Holidays? Renowned for its breath-taking scenery, the Yorkshire Dales makes for the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re looking to explore the outdoors or uncover history, there are Yorkshire Dales cottages suited to everyone! What are the best Yorkshire Dales attractions? Bolton Abbey, on the banks of the River Wharfe, is undoubtedly one of the Yorkshire Dales’ best attractions. Spanning an impressive 30,000 acres, Bolton Abbey estate houses the dramatic ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian Monastery from which it takes its name. With over 80 miles of footpaths meandering Bolton Abbey is a haven for keen ramblers. Brimham Rocks is another great attraction in the Yorkshire Dales. This spectacular attraction is home to an array of unusual rock formations thought to be over 340 million years old with notable rocks including the Smartie Tube and the Druid’s Writing Desk. Join a geology walk run by the National Trust to learn more or embark on the Brimham Rocks circular walk which overlooks the breath-taking moorland. Cotter Force promises an unforgettable day out when staying at a holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Nestled on the outskirts of Hawes, this magical waterfall is a must-visit. Head through the dense forest before admiring the cascades which double up as the perfect wild swimming spot. Farfield Mill, resting near Sedbergh is a charity-run centre dedicated to arts and crafts, as well as showcasing local culture. With a range of exhibitions, workshops, heritage open days, and galleries there is something for everyone at this culture hub. Gordale Scar is one of the most recognisable attractions in the Yorkshire Dales. This enchanting limestone gorge dates to the Ice Age and today is home to towering cliffs, endless wildlife and a stunning waterfall. With a range of walk routes and even scrambling sections for avid climbers a visit to Gordale Scar should not be skipped. Discover more attractions in the Yorkshire Dales. What are the best Yorkshire Dales activities? The Yorkshire Dales is made up of an array of breath-taking landscapes offering a multitude of enriching activities. Those looking to experience the great outdoors choose Yorkshire Dales cottages as they can hike through its rugged terrains, take on the challenge of the Three Peaks, uncover Malham Cove or simply immerse themselves in the region’s lush valleys. With teems of dramatic waterfalls and babbling rivers watersports and wild swimming are also hugely popular here; enjoy a refreshing dip before returning to your holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales to unwind for the evening. Exploring the quaint surrounding towns and villages is another popular activity when staying at a Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage. Embrace the charm of the Yorkshire Dales by visiting Grassington, famous for its cobbled street and Dickensian Christmas market, or head to Haworth, which is best known for its literary connection to the Bronte sisters. Recognised as one of the longest established settlements in the Yorkshire Dales, Bainbridge is another great place to visit from your holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Often referred to as the gateway to the Dales, Skipton is a popular place to visit thanks to its medieval castle, thriving market and canal. Use our Yorkshire Dales Travel Guide to discover more of the Yorkshire Dales’ best activities. Popular Yorkshire Dales Holidays Looking for more specific Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages? Bring the whole family along to these large cottages in Yorkshire or these dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire. If you’re searching for something special, then maybe you would prefer this wonderful collection of luxury cottages in Yorkshire or these holiday cottages with hot tubs in Yorkshire. You can even escape to the coast at Yorkshire coast cottages. You can also browse these farm holidays in Yorkshire and log cabins in Yorkshire if you’re looking for a more unique break. Booking closer to the time? Then check out this collection of last-minute Yorkshire cottages.