Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate

Looking for things to do in Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales? Walk among patchwork green valleys, craggy cliff faces, and farmland laced with limestone walls. It’s not tough to work out why the Yorkshire Dales feature so much on the big screen, appearing in Calendar Girls and the Harry Potter series. The hills are alive with the sound of wildlife – woodpeckers, cuckoos, and wood warblers. And as of late, they’ve been joined by the world’s biggest cycling event, the Tour de France. In August heather covers the moorland like a purple carpet. Follow the footsteps of Georgian gentry to spa towns like Harrogate to discover the pump rooms, manicured flower gardens, and quant tearooms.

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Yorkshire Dales

Looking for things to do in Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales? Walk among patchwork green valleys, craggy cliff faces, and farmland laced with limestone walls. It’s not tough to work out why the Yorkshire Dales feature so much on the big screen, appearing in Calendar Girls and the Harry Potter series. The hills are alive with the sound of wildlife – woodpeckers, cuckoos, and wood warblers. And as of late, they’ve been joined by the world’s biggest cycling event, the Tour de France. In August heather covers the moorland like a purple carpet. Follow the footsteps of Georgian gentry to spa towns like Harrogate to discover the pump rooms, manicured flower gardens, and quant tearooms.

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Sample the great outdoors in Nidderdale

Sample the great outdoors in Nidderdale

The striking scenery, character, historic landmarks and wildlife of this Yorkshire Dales Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are made for adventure.

Location: Pateley Bridge/Masham, North Yorkshire

 
Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls are a dramatic set of waterfalls in Wensleydale.

Location: Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

 
Wild Swimming in Grassington

Wild Swimming in Grassington

Grassington is an idyllic little Dales market town with a cobbled square, quirky shops and cosy pubs.

Location: Grassignton, North Yorkshire

 
Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Hidden away in spectacular grounds are luxurious grand halls and country houses where you can really spoil the one you love.

Location: Harrogate/Masham, North Yorkshire

 
Take a brisk winter walk and curl up in a cosy pub

Take a brisk winter walk and curl up in a cosy pub

Wrap up for a winter stroll, warm up in front of a real fire, have a great meal and then admire the starry skies.

Location: Appletreewick, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Head to Hawes the home of Wensleydale Cheese, admire Hardraw Force waterfall and watch ropes being made in the traditional way.

Location: Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales

Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales

A photographer’s dream, the Yorkshire Dales has many moods – from wild and windswept to quietly tranquil – each dramatically beautiful.

Location: Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

 
Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Experience the incredible atmosphere of Bolton Castle where many of its rooms give the feeling that their inhabitants have just walked out of them.

Location: North Leyburn, North Yorkshire

 
Have a bloomin’ lovely time at the Harrogate Flower Show

Have a bloomin’ lovely time at the Harrogate Flower Show

Get your green fingers ready this prestigious gardening event in April, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
Journey from coast to coast across England

Journey from coast to coast across England

A journey from coast to coast across Northern England takes you through stunning scenery and is an adventure you can make on foot or by bike.

Location: Various, North Yorkshire

 
Love springs eternal in the romantic spa town of Harrogate

Love springs eternal in the romantic spa town of Harrogate

A beloved destination for romantic breaks, this elegant spa town has luxurious hotels, top restaurants and exotic Turkish Baths.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
December events: Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

December events: Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to Grassington Dickensian Festival where you'll find stalls, entertainment, local food and crafts.

Location: Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
Explore some of England’s most dramatic caves

Explore some of England’s most dramatic caves

Head underground to gaze in wonder at the fascinating caves that form a major, but hidden, part of the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Location: Ingleton, North Yorkshire

 
Discover the hidden gem of Grimwith Reservoir

Discover the hidden gem of Grimwith Reservoir

Grimwith Reservoir is one of the Yorkshire Dales' hidden gems tucked away off the road between Grassington and Pateley Bridge.

Location: Near Grassington, North Yorkshire

 
Seek out inspiring views atop Malham Cove

Seek out inspiring views atop Malham Cove

Follow in the footsteps of centuries of visitors – and more recently, filmmakers – to Malham Cove, a limestone amphitheatre in the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Malham, North Yorkshire

 
Coast to Coast Cycling

Coast to Coast Cycling

A challenging route from one side of England to the other.

Location: Whitehaven / Whitby

 
Be crowned king of the castle in glorious Skipton

Be crowned king of the castle in glorious Skipton

Exercise your princely skills at North Yorkshire’s marvelous Norman keep.

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire

 
Explore the natural wonders of Malham

Explore the natural wonders of Malham

Enjoy Malham in the Yorkshire Dales at its tranquil best, with many of England’s finest landscapes a short walk away.

Location: Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
Bag some bon bons at England’s Oldest Sweet Shop

Bag some bon bons at England’s Oldest Sweet Shop

Evoke happy childhood memories with hundreds of retro sweets at The Oldest Sweet Shop in England.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
Climb aboard a classic steam railway at Bolton Abbey

Climb aboard a classic steam railway at Bolton Abbey

Puffing through the Yorkshire Dales is the Embsay & Bolton Abbey steam railway where special events take place throughout the year.

Location: Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

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