Visit the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is one of England’s top landscape areas. The picturesque Dales have been carved through outstanding scenery by sparkling rivers, with unspoilt villages of stone houses dotted throughout the stunning valleys.

The distinctive stone walls and field barns surround hay meadows with colourful wild flowers, overlooked by ancient fortresses steeped in history. Walking country amongst the famous limestone peaks is mirrored by an extensive underground cave network.

The traditional Dales upland sheep farming is nowadays assisted by a growing number of home workers boosting local communities. The economic benefits of tourism help maintain the unique Dales character and environment – aided by the 2014 Tour de France stages which highlighted the Dales’ attractions.

Follow these Yorkshire Dales links:

Yorkshire Dales Map
Detailed map showing accommodation in the Dales, visitor attractions,
notable hills and peaks, famous walks and railways, towns and villages

Yorkshire Dales Area Guides
Descriptions of each of the Dales, with links to local accommodation
Wharfedale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale,
Nidderdale
, Littondale, Skipton, Harrogate

About the Yorkshire Dales

Landscape of the Yorkshire Dales

Nature in the Yorkshire Dales

Recreation in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales scenery The River Wharfe, Upper Wharfedale Skipton Castle Village scene, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire Dales wildflower meadows Three Peaks walking country
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