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Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens make a great day out near York. Bring the family and enjoy the wilderness play area and interactive gallery with superb collection of 18th century portraits. The eight acres of formal gardens include over 50 varieties of apples and pears.

Beningbrough Hall

Black Sheep Brewery

Situated at the gateway to Wensleydale, Masham is the home of the Black Sheep Brewery. Regular 'shepherded' tours of the Brewery allow visitors to experience the traditional brewing process and the aroma and taste of English hops and malted barley.

Black Sheep Brewery

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.

Bolton Abbey

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.

Bolton Abbey

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Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is a spectacular mediaeval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Bolton Castle

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Cat Pottery

Cats in all sizes and positions available online from the Cat Pottery in the UK Yorkshire Dales. Black, black and white, ginger, tabby, siamese cats.

Cat Pottery

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Countryside Live at Great Yorkshire Showground

Giving you a chance to see the whole of the countryside in one go at the Harrogate showground, Countryside Live brings together all the best bits of the countryside - and 90% of it is under cover so you'll have a great time whatever the weather! Held at the end of October.

Countryside Live at Great Yorkshire Showground

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Courtyard Dairy Artisan Cheeses

For an extra-special cheese, pop into The Courtyard Dairy near Settle. Andy and Kathy select only the best cheeses from small farms and artisan producers, then give them that magical touch of special maturing that they learnt first-hand from some of the most famous cheesemongers in France and England.

Courtyard Dairy Artisan Cheeses

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Dales Countryside Museum

Find exciting events, workshops and demonstrations at the Dales Museum in Hawes, with projects designed to explore aspects of the cultural heritage of the Yorkshire Dales.

Dales Countryside Museum

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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. Visits must be pre-booked.

Forbidden Corner

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

A National Trust property, Fountains Abbey is the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain. Studley Royal offers an ornamental water garden and decorative Victorian Church in the heart of a medieval deer park.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

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Gargrave Show

Gargrave Show is held in the grounds of Eshton Hall just outside of Gargrave and near Skipton. A great day out for all the family with farm animal, horticulture and handicrafts classes, as well as show jumping, fell running, sheep dog trials and family fun events. Held every year in August

Gargrave Show

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Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill tells a unique story of survival against all the odds, as it reinvented itself time and time again and was rescued from total dereliction.

Gayle Mill

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Gouthwaite Reservoir

Gouthwaite Reservoir and its site of Special Scientific Interest attracts a wonderfully wide range of wetland birds, raptors and waders such as Oyster Catchers, Willow Warblers, Black Caps and spotted Flycatchers. Free carpark.

Gouthwaite Reservoir

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Grassington Folk Museum

Grassington Folk Museum has fascinating objects from Dales life of yesteryear. Find exhibits of lead mining, agricultural, domestic and craft tools, period costumes, world war memorabilia and the days of the Yorkshire Dales Railway recalled.

Grassington Folk Museum

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Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Each year the Great Yorkshire Show attracts in excess of 125,000 visitors, why not join us this year and be part of it! Held every year in July

Great Yorkshire Show

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Hawes Ropemakers

See how the twist is put in! Admission free except pre-booked educational visits.

Hawes Ropemakers

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Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey

Bring your little ones to enjoy a great family day out at Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey near Skipton. There are plenty of farm animals to enjoy, pigs to brush, guinea pigs to groom, eggs to gather, tractors and go karts to ride.

Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey

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How Stean Gorge

Prepare for adventure at the How Stean Gorge Outdoor Centre in Nidderdale, Yorkshire! How Stean Gorge is a spectacular limestone gorge in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

How Stean Gorge

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Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England.

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

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Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park offers fly fishing in spectacular surroundings near Grassington in Wharfedale. 2 lakes are well stocked with hard fighting Rainbow, Blue, Brown and Golden trout from 2lb to 20lb+. There is also a Farm Shop, a Nature Trail, Fun for the Kids and Red Squirrel enclosures.

Kilnsey Park

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Kilnsey Show

Held under the famous Kilnsey Crag, Kilnsey agricultural show offers dry stone walling, produce, handicrafts, horticulture, equestrian events, fell races and harness racing. Kilnsey is close to Grassington in Upper Wharfedale and the agricultural show is held every year at the end of August.

Kilnsey Show

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Lightwater Valley

Visit Lightwater Valley near Ripon and Harrogate for some amazing rides, including Europe's longest rollercoaster - The Ultimate, as well as the stomach churning, mighty Eagle's Claw and the splashtastic Wild River Rapids

Lightwater Valley

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Little Chocolate Shop Chocolatiers

Visit the Dales Chocolatier Visitor Centre, but prepare to be sorely tempted! Visitors can watch skilled local craftswomen making over 250 different delicious chocolate gifts in the Leyburn factory and visitor centre.

Little Chocolate Shop Chocolatiers

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Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre of limestone rock near Malham. It is popular for walkers, rock climbers and bird watchers with the RSPB manning a Peregrine viewpoint for part of the year. Nearby is Malham Tarn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Malham Cove

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Malhamdale Show

Malham Show is held annually in the heart of beautiful Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales on August Bank Holiday Saturday.

Malhamdale Show

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Masham Sheep Fair

The popular Masham Sheep Fair in Lower Wensleydale commemorates past times where as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. Masham is filled with sheepy fun and entertainment. Held each year on a weekend at the end of September.

Masham Sheep Fair

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Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle was once the childhood home of Richard III and is a fascinating castle to explore with exhibition highlighting the castle's notable personalities and fantastic views of Wensledayle from the view platform.

Middleham Castle

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Newby Hall and Gardens

Visit Newby Hall and Gardens in Ripon, North Yorkshire setting for Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and enjoy a superb day out for all the family.

Newby Hall and Gardens

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Nidderdale Museum

Situated in the picturesque town of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, this fascinating and friendly museum is housed in the former workhouse and is situated opposite St Cuthbert's Parish Church. Its 11 rooms illustrate the rural life of Nidderdale in the recent and more distant past.

Nidderdale Museum

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Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens are the only large gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is year round interest not only for the plantsman, but also for anyone who enjoys peace and tranquility in this natural setting.

Parcevall Hall Gardens

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Reeth Show

Reeth Show is a traditional Yorkshire Dales agricultural show in the picturesque surroundings of Swaledale. Held every year at the end of August

Reeth Show

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RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes a wonderful day out at any time of the year. Covering 68 acres, it has a wide variety of landscapes from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Betty's teashop and restaurant are on site with delicious afternoon tea and meals to complete your day.

RHS Harlow Carr

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RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes a wonderful day out at any time of the year. Covering 68 acres, it has a wide variety of landscapes from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Betty's teashop and restaurant are on site with delicious afternoon tea and meals to complete your day.

RHS Harlow Carr

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Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location, with memorable surroundings.

Ripley Castle

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Ripley Show

Ripley Agricultural Show is held in the grounds of Ripley Castle, near Harrogate. Find all the farm animal and produce classes, plus Yorkshire's largest and finest display of Vintage Gractors. Held annually on the second Sunday in August.

Ripley Show

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Ripon Cathedral

Visit Ripon Cathedral with history reaching back to the 7th Century. It welcomes both pilgrims and tourists with a rich calendar of exciting cathedral event, including the Great North Art Show and Summer Organ Festival, Brass Band and Christmas Carol Concerts.

Ripon Cathedral

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Ripon Museums

Ripon three museums are the Workhouse Museum and Gardens, the Prison and Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum. Together the three museums tell a story of Law and Order in times past. Check out our events and learning visits.

Ripon Museums

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Settle Carlisle Railway

The Settle and Carlisle Railway is a 73 mile long railway journey crossing beautiful landscape in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Highlights include the Ribblehead and Dent Head Viaducts, Dent Station, the highest station in England at 1150 ft, Appleby and the Eden Valley.

Settle Carlisle Railway

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Settle-Carlisle Railway

The Settle and Carlisle Railway is a 73 mile long railway journey crossing beautiful landscape in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Highlights include the Ribblehead and Dent Head Viaducts, Dent Station, the highest station in England at 1150 ft, Appleby and the Eden Valley.

Settle-Carlisle Railway

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Skipton Boat Trips

Britain's longest inland waterway finally opened in 1816 and remains largely unaltered to this day. On a Pennine Boat Trip you can enjoy the scenery as you travel slowly through the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.

Skipton Boat Trips

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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.

Skipton Castle

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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.

Skipton Castle

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Stump Cross Caverns

Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain's premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Stump Cross Caverns

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The Station Richmond

Visit The Station in beautiful Richmond North Yorkshire. Find food, art, film seven days a week all under one roof in this historic Victorian railway station. There is a modern, 2-screen cinema, an art gallery over 2 floors, and a number of food artisans making and selling produce on site.

The Station Richmond

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Theakstons Brewery

Follow the complete brewing process and meet the people who brew Theakston's beers at the home of the legendary Old Peculier.

Theakstons Brewery

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Thirsk Furniture Trail

See the traditional craft of furniture making on a tour around Thirsk in James Herriot country. 10 Furniture makers extend a warm welcome and feature handcrafted furniture and exquisite woodcarvings in selected woods.

Thirsk Furniture Trail

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Tockwith Show

Tockwith Show is held near Tockwith which is about 30 minutes drive from both Harrogate and York. Come and enjoy a great day out, whilst learning more of the practice of agriculture, horticulture, livestock breeding and arts and crafts. Held every year at the beginning of August.

Tockwith Show

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Weeton Show

Find Weeton Show in the village of Weeton, midway between Harrogate and Otley. As well as Agricultural and Horticultural classes, find rural displays such as Foraging for Free, Spinning and Weaving and Dry Stone Walling. Held every year at the end of July.

Weeton Show

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Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop, 1897 Coffee shop and fully licensed restaurant. Wensleydale cheese has been made in Wensleydale since 1150, when Cistercian monks settled in the dale.

Wensleydale Creamery

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Wensleydale Show

Find Wensledale Show just outside of Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is an extensive range of competitive events for livestock and poultry with over 60 classes in poultry alone! Held every year at the end of August.

Wensleydale Show

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White Rose Candles

We have been making candles since 1971 and in 1978 moved to the old watermill by the waterfall in the quiet village of Wensley.

White Rose Candles

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White Scar Caves

Deep beneath Ingleborough Hill, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years.

White Scar Caves

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Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing Service

The Yorkshire Dales are a special place with magnificent scenery, rich wildlife habitats and fantastic fly fishing. They have many fast flowing rivers and streams, and upland lakes providing abundant fly life, and good stocks of brown trout and grayling, make the Yorkshire Dales rivers perfect for fly fishing.

Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing Service

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