Holiday Cottages Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are an expanse of green rolling hills sporting some of the most dynamic and awe inspiring landscapes the country has to offer. The Dales are full of wildlife and steeped in history, so there are many attractions, including quaint villages and bustling market towns that nestle in the beautiful landscape. These towns and villages are home to many beautiful holiday cottages, in idyllic locations, and holiday cottages in Yorkshire Dales are an ideal way to experience this wonderful area of the country. There is a perfect holiday cottage to suit your needs, from family size cottages to intimate hideaways just for two.

Self Catering Yorkshire Dales

More and more holidaymakers are choosing domestic holidays and self catering accommodation. This is perhaps because people are trying to stretch their holiday budgets as far as possible and self catering in the Yorkshire Dales can often save you money and provide you with cherished holiday memories. This place of outstanding natural beauty has a great mix of culture, heritage and attractions to keep you busy. Whether you are seeking to entertain the kids, or if you are looking for outdoor thrills, there is self catering accommodation to suit you.

Yorkshire Dales Accommodation

There is an impressive range of Yorkshire Dales accommodation to suit anyone’s idea of a holiday. More and more people are choosing self catering cottages as they provide a homely base to prepare a meal, have an evening in with the family and even bring your four legged friend. You can do as much or as little as you please with self catering Yorkshire Dales accommodation, wake up early and walk the rolling hills or laze around without any interruptions. Experience the tremendous beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with a self catering holiday cottage.

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Yorkshire Dales

Outdoor adventures in the Yorkshire Dales are easy to find. Potholing, fishing, walking and climbing are in abundance and the network of bridleways means that it is easy to explore the area by bike. The southern dales are more popular with day-trippers whereas the northern dales, where the terrain is more rugged, attract visitors who want to confront the challenges of the landscape and witness spectacular views. For something a little less strenuous, head west – there are plenty of scenic towns and villages with tearooms and shops. There are also a number museums and visitor centres where you can find out more about the rich heritage of an area where people have lived for 10,000 years.

Places to go in the Yorkshire Dales

Wensleydale is in the north of the Yorkshire dales. The sweeping valley accommodates hidden waterfalls and wooded knolls as well as Hawes, a bustling market town practically bursting with tea shops and craft based visitor attractions. Watch traditional ropemaking, indulge in some authentic Wensleydale cheese and visit antique shops to find out more about the rich heritage of this part of Britain. An area in the West Dales known as the Three Peaks is the perfect destination for hillwalkers. Over 100,000 people visit the area each year to climb Ingleborough, just one of the three peaks that presents a challenging 700m ascent. A visit to this Site of Special Scientific Interest is a must for outdoor enthusiasts. Nidderdale is in the east side of the Yorkshire Dales and offers the visitor warm and welcoming country pubs, tearooms and plenty of craft centres full of local arts and crafts.

Our Top Picks in the Yorkshire Dales

We want you to enjoy the best that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;


There are year-round activities and events in Richmond in the north of the Dales. When visiting the area be sure to check what is on the agenda as local traditions are kept alive in theatre, music, street fairs and craft events. A firm favourite is the mock civil war battles and agricultural events. Even when nothing much is happening in the social calendar you are likely to see a quaint side of Yorkshire living as locals demonstrate their sheepdog training skills, fell running capabilities and partake in a game of quoits. A humbling experience in a breath-taking setting.

Nidderdale Llama farn

Nidderdale Llama farm is a great day out for all the family, it even offers Llama trekking in the wonderful landscape that is home to the Yorkshire Dales. Children of all ages and adults alike have a great time taking the Llamas for a walk and looking out over the dales. Whilst this popular attraction requires booking, as it is not open to the general public, it is well worth a visit, and makes for a great surprise for the family.

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Although not strictly in the Dales, the unique attraction of Mother Shipton’s cave cannot be missed. Steeped in mystery, this is an outdoor attraction that captivates the imagination and has plenty to see and do whilst here. From the amazing petrifying well where natural mineral deposits in the water turn everything it touches into stone, to the delightful boat trips on the black waters of the river running through, there is something to amaze at every turn.

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