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Yorkshire Dales Attractions

Whether you are going as part of a group or couple, you will never be short of things to do in the Yorkshire Dales with all the attractions that are near by. Aside from the breathtaking countryside, there are museums, railways, towns and villages to enjoy. One of the most famous railways in the country runs from Settle to Carlisle and offers a great way to witness the ever-changing scenic backdrop of the Dales and the North Pennines.

 If you want to learn about the rich past of the Yorkshire Dales, you can take a visit to the Dales Countryside Museum, which is in a converted railway building and exhibits artefacts from prehistoric times to the present day. Alternatively, you could take a journey on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 The Yorkshire Dales National Park is also well known for its many beautiful waterfalls which are strewn across the landscape. West Burton Waterfalls, more affectionately known as Cauldron Falls are totally stunning and inspired the English artist Turner. Or you could visit Aysgarth Fallas, which are possibly the most visited in the Dales because of their convenient location.

Grassington

This delightful little town is centred around a historic cobbled square which is lined with stone buildings, craft shops and gallery. Although it is popular with tourists, it is definitely worth stopping off at when you stay in the Dales. You will easily be drawn onto the laid back atmosphere of this quaint town.

Skipton

Skipton is a bustling market town in the Yorkshire Dales and there are activities here that will keep everyone occupied during their holiday. Aireville Park can be found close by and has a wide range of things to do.  You can try your hand at pitch and putt, play a game of tennis on the local courts or take a dip in the swimming pool. But don’t worry if you would just rather browse the shops as there is a multitude that lies within the town.

York

Made up of winding cobbled streets, artisan shops and trendy boutiques, York is a gorgeous city and can be easily reached from the Yorkshire Dales. While you’re here, wander around the impressive York Minster Cathedral, an imposing landmark which is known throughout the world. If you want to travel back in time, take a tour of the Jorvik Viking Centre, one of the most famous of the Yorkshire Dales attractions.

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