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Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show

Find Boroughbridge Show at Dishforth Airfield. Agricultural and horticultural classes plus displays such as Dog agility, vintage vehicle parade and Heavy horse working display. Held every year at the end of July.

Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show

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Big Sheep, Little Cow, Bedale

Big Sheep, Little Cow makes a great day out for all the family in Bedale. Enjoy the Wooly Jumpers Play Barn, go outside on the go-karts or in our large sandpit play area. We offer school visits and educational farm visits as well as childrens birthday parties and café

Big Sheep, Little Cow, Bedale

Email 01677 422125 Website

Billy Bob's Parlour Diner Play

Yorkshire Dales Icecream Farm makes a great family day out, near Skipton and Bolton Abbey, with breathtaking scenery, super free wooden play area for children and new undercover play area. There is great food on offer in American style diner with delicious icecream, made on the farm.

Billy Bob's Parlour Diner Play

Email 01756 710685 Website

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

Email 01765 689227 Website

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 medieval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a 14th Century castle and is a Grade I listed building.

Bolton Castle

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Brimham Rocks, near Pateley Bridge

Brimham Rocks near Pateley Bridge Nidderdale offers beautiful walks and rock climbing amongst dramatic moorland rock formations. This is a precious wildlife habitat where you will find changes from season to season, with overwintering birds and bilberry season in autumn.

Brimham Rocks, near Pateley Bridge

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Cat Pottery

They make Moorside Cats, modelled in clay and given life in the village of West Burton, Wensleydale. There are, metallic, ceramic and granite stone garden cats modelled off the family’s cats over the years. Open 9.30am-4.30 throughout the week and from 10am-2pm Sundays.

Cat Pottery

Email 01969 663273 Website

Countryside Craft Courses

Find countryside craft courses at Broadrake Bunkbarn, situated at the foot of Whernside, Chapel le Dale in the Yorkshire Three Peaks area. Workshops and courses offered in Blacksmithing, Willow weaving, Scything and Botanical Painting.

Countryside Craft Courses

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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

Email 01729 892 902 Website

Curious About Walks

Have fun discovering York and Yorkshire towns and cities with unique, self-guided heritage walks, with optional treasure hunt. Suitable for all ages, the walks take 1-2 hours each and are wheelchair and buggy friendly. Booklet of two walks available to buy or download from just £3.99

Curious About Walks

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Dales Bike Centre

Dales Bike Centre provides for the every need of cyclists visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is based in Fremington, near Reeth, Swaledale with it's famous mountain biking hill climb Fremington Edge! The Tour de France 5 July 2014 Stage One passes nearby.

Dales Bike Centre

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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

Email 01969 666210 Website

Falconry at Coniston Hotel

One of the finest falconry centres in the north of England at The Coniston Hotel features an amazing array of eagles, owls, hawks, falcons and white-tailed sea eagle. Friendly and knowledgeable instructors help you fly these magnificent birds in the open countryside.

Falconry at Coniston Hotel

Email 01756 748080 Website

Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner, 'The Strangest Place in the World' is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Visits to this award- winning attraction must be pre-booked. Opens at the end of March til the beginning of November and Sundays up to Christmas.

Forbidden Corner

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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

Email 01969 640638 Website

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

Email 07988 89953 Website

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

Email 01756 753287 Website

Hawes Ropemakers

See how the twist is put in ! Admission is free, open Monday to Friday. There is a delightful playground across the road and many other attractions nearby. We offer escorted educational visits for £3 / person.

Hawes Ropemakers

Email 01969 667487 Website

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

Email 01756 710444 Website

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. Open each day 9am - 5pm to the public and for group activities, team building, stag and hen dos.

How Stean Gorge

Email 01423 755666 Website

Ingleborough Caves

Wonderful show cave near Ingleton and Settle offering stunning cave formations, the imposing and the large passages full of artefacts dating back millions of years. Also offering adventure tours trips for children into the further reaches of the Cave.

Ingleborough Caves

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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. The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers as possible.

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

Email 01524 241930 Website

Keld Heritage Centre

Keld Heritage Centre is bursting with the history of Keld, including hill farming, local people and wildlife conservation. Positioned in the village centre, close to the ‘coast to coast’ trail it offers a programme of activities and events which include craft demonstrations.

Keld Heritage Centre

Email 01325 467834 Website

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

Email 01756 752224 Website

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

Email 01756 753259 Website

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

Email 0871 720 0011 Website

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

Email 01969 625288 Website

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. This popular country show has taken place for over 100 years and takes place beneath the back drop of Malham Cove.

Malhamdale Show

Email 01729 830702 Website

Masham Riding & Trekking Centre

Masham Riding & Trekking Centre is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the Swinton Estate, providing trekking and basic riding lessons in an outdoor arena. The riding centre caters for all levels of riding skill and all ages of rider.

Masham Riding & Trekking Centre

Email 01765 689636 Website

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

Email 01765 689636 Website

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

Email 0370 333 1181 Website

Muker Agricultural Show

Muker Agricultural Show, Swaledale is held in the enviable location of the meadows in Muker village. It offers such delights as Fell Racing, Sheep Dog Trials and a chance to hear the Muker Band play! Held every year at the beginning of September.

Muker Agricultural Show

Email 01748 886564 Website

Newby Hall and Gardens

Newby Hall and Gardens, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, is the setting for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. It is the family home of Mr and Mrs Richard Compton and is one of England’s finest houses. Open from the end of March to the end of September.

Newby Hall and Gardens

Email 0845 4504068 Website

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

Email 01423 711225 Website

Nidderdale Show

The Annual Nidderdale Show, held in the picturesque surrounds of Bewerley Park, Pateley Bridge, is one of the county’s foremost agricultural shows. Held annually at the end of September.

Nidderdale Show

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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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Plumpton Rocks Landscape Garden

Plumpton Rocks Historic Landscape Garden was described by Queen Mary as 'Heaven on Earth'. It is 30 acres of parkland between Harrogate and Wetherby with tranquil lakeside walks, dramatic millstone grit rock formations and woodland trails through bluebells and rhododendrons.

Plumpton Rocks Landscape Garden

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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 for over 100 years. There are a wide range of entertainments, shows, displays, stalls and refreshments.

Reeth Show

Email 05600 709569 Website

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

Email 0845 265 8070 Website

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

Email 01423 770152 Website

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

Email 01943 466654 Website

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

Email 01765 603462 Website

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

Email 01765690799 Website

Settle Falconry

Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre lies 3 miles from Settle. It houses around 35 birds of prey including various species of Eagles, Vultures, Hawks, Falcons and Owls from around the world. Apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, the Falconry Centre is open daily from 10am.

Settle Falconry

Email 01729 822832 Website

Settle Story Telling Festival

Every October the Settle Story Telling festival offers 4 days of events filled with magic, music, laughter, cakes and crocodiles. The historic streets of Settle, in the Yorkshire Dales echo to various tales, yarns and story telling workshops.

Settle Story Telling Festival

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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

Skipton Castle is over 900 years old and is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a 3 year siege in the Civil War. It is open every day except 3 days over Christmas to the public and to school groups, they hold reconstructions, weddings and other events.

Skipton Castle

Email 01756 792442 Website

Studfold Adventure Trail

An intriguing fun filled adventure in stunning countryside for children and their grown ups! Find a great range of events from bushcraft and craft days to den building and interactive sculptures. Close to Pateley Bridge and convenient for York and Leeds.

Studfold Adventure Trail

Email 01423 755084 Website

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. Open 9am - 6pm 7 days a week. They hold special events throughout the year. From primary to university age, Stump Cross Caverns provide interesting and informative visits to the caves.

Stump Cross Caverns

Email 01756 752780 Website

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

Email 01748 850123 Website

Theakstons Brewery

Visit this independent family brewing company, established in Masham in 1827 and follow the complete brewing process and meet the people who brew Theakston’s beers at the home of the legendary Old Peculier. Open all throughout the year. Great place for gift ideas for beer lovers !

Theakstons Brewery

Email 01765 680000 Website

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

Email 07976 268012 Website

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

Email 01969 667664 Website

Wensleydale Equestrian Riding Centre

Wensleydale Equestrian offers a full range of riding and equestrian activities and facilities.Trekking and hacking out from short lead rein hacks to full day treks, for both experienced and novice riders. Riding lessons for groups or individuals, experience range from novice to experienced riders.

Wensleydale Equestrian Riding Centre

Email 01969 650367 Website

Wensleydale Railway

One of the longest heritage railway lines in the UK, Wensleydale Railway runs 16 miles from Leeming Bar to Redmire through the magnificent scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Making a great day out, the Railway also offers including guided walks and excursions.

Wensleydale Railway

Email 08454 50 54 74 Website

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

Email 01969 623138 Website

White Rose Candles

Visit this family run workshop and observe the various processes of the manufacture of candles. The workshop was a 19th century water mill. Open February to October, Wednesday through to Saturday – free admission.

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 is the longest show cave in England. They open everyday from February to November and weekends over the winter.

White Scar Caves

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Yorkshire Dales Guides

Adventure Activities above and below ground in the Yorkshire Dales offering caving, climbing and abseiling, skills for walking, guided walks, challenge events, team building, school and youth groups, Bowland GPS trails, and film location management

Yorkshire Dales Guides

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