Self Catering in the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Out and About in Yorkshire

Eating Out Close By

We are very lucky to have a great choice of places to eat and drink close by. We have two fantastic pubs in the village the Craven Arms Pub a snug 16th century pub-restaurant famous for the tv series ‘ Yorkshires Favourite Pint’ and The New Inn serving home cooked food and real ales. A short drive away is The Red Lion at Burnsall and The Fountaine at Linton, both highly recommended.

Things To Do

The Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a gentle riverside stroll or a hike on a wild and empty moorland. See and

With over 500 miles of bridleways, byways and green lanes to explore, it's no wonder The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most popular places in England for mountain biking. Check out for lots of helpful information and cycle routes.

Places To Visit

If you need a bit of inspiration the following are our pick for a wonderful family day out in Yorkshire.

Parcevall Hall Gardens
This formal and woodland garden commands impressive views of Simons Seat and Wharfedale. . Main features include a rock garden with pools, orchard, formal terraces, herb garden, rose garden, chapel garden and woodland trails.

Bolton Abbey
A country estate with beautiful scenery, lots to explore including ancient woodlands, the ‘strid’, the Priory ruins, and church, stepping stones, cafes, tea rooms and gift shops. Children love the nearby Hesketh Farm and Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Fountains Abbey
Spectacular 12th C remains of the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain. An elegant Elizabethan mansion; extensive ornamental water garden and exquisitely decorative Victorian Church in the heart of the medieval deer park.

The main attractions are Malham Cove a huge curving ampitheatre of limestone rock and Gordale Scar spectacular gorge complete with waterfalls and both within easy walking distance of the village as is Janet’s Foss Waterfall.

Skipton Castle
900 year old Skipton Castle is one of the best-preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a three-year siege in the Civil War.

Salts Mill and Hockney Gallery
Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village to house his workers. The whole area is of architectural and historical interest. Great option for a rainy day.

Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This day out will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages. Pre-booked tickets only.

Settle-Carlilse Steam Train
The 72 miles of the Settle-Carlisle line, ranked as one of the most well-known, spectacular railway journeys in the world. Through the breath taking Yorkshire Dales, into the Eden Valley and Appleby, through to Cumbria's vibrant capital city - Carlisle. A great day out.

Out and About in Yorkshire
Out and About in Yorkshire
Out and About in Yorkshire


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