Castles, wonders and gorgeous villages...
Castles, Keeps and Dreamy ruins...
The Yorkshire Dales is home to outstanding scenery, great castles, abbeys and a breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere. At its heart are some very special protected areas - Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Veiled in a secluded valley, this National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church.
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Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles north of York. It is a private residence, and has been the home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years.
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Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history.
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Rievaulx Abbey was a Cistercian abbey situated near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. It was one of the great abbeys in England until it was seized under Henry VIII in 1538 during the dissolution of the monasteries.
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Yorkshire's natural retreats are in abundance - stunning peaks, lush valleys, gentle rolling hills, ice age remnants and of course a stretch of spectacular coastline - the great outdoors is brimming with opportunities for fun and exploration.
The 70 metre high, curving cliff of white limestone has amazed visitors for centuries. Formed along the line of the Middle Craven Fault, it has been eroded backwards by the action of water and ice over millions of years.
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Stump Cross Caverns
The Caverns began millions of years ago, when the area which is now the Yorkshire Dales was covered by oceans. Sediment from the ocean floor would form limestone, the material from which the caves are made.
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Aysgarth Falls is a spectacular stretch of water in Lower Wensleydale. Aysgarth is best known for its triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure. The river stretches out along the valley and dramatically drops 30 metres.
| 30 minutes |
Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations in North Yorkshire. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 feet in an area owned by the National Trust within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
| 45 minutes |
Towns and Villages...
Yorkshire is a vast county, filled with beautiful small towns and villages. There are various picturesque towns and villages nestled in national parks, by the sea and in the middle of green valleys, all waiting to be discovered.
Visit the magnificent castle of Middleham, once known as the 'Windsor of the North' and
Explore the town's charming cobbled market squares, Georgian and Victorian tearooms and galleries, and rich horse racing heritage.
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At the heart of Wensleydale lies the gateway town of Leyburn. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, unusual local shops and cafés, traditional pubs and a weekly market, it's a must visit Dales market town.
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This magical little market town is England's highest, set 850 feet above sea level. Hawes is home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese and set amidst breath-taking scenery in the Yorkshire Dales.
| 47 minutes |
Located in the beautiful Lower Wensleydale, Masham is famous for its family-run breweries, steam engines and annual sheep fair. A thriving community of artists, authors and craftsmen highlights the town's creative side.
| 23 minutes |