View of the Yorkshire Dales and a Hot Air Balloon

Places to stay in Yorkshire Dales

Welcome to Yorkshire Dales

Explore the moors, valleys and hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Situated in the north of England, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is thousands of square miles in area and is packed full of stunning scenery, as well as pretty stone-built villages. The Yorkshire Dales is also one of the best places to walk in Great Britain.

YHA hostels in Yorkshire Dales

YHA Hawes

YHA Hawes

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Licensed bar
YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Parking

Things to do in the Yorkshire Dales

Five free things to do in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls

This hidden gem is a set of stunning waterfalls and rock formations, surrounded by rich woodland and vegetation. This is also close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre, where you can learn more about the area.

Ingleborough

Ingleborough is one of the highest peaks of the downs, offering panoramic views and fantastic vistas. A must for avid walkers!

Bolton Abbey

The ruins of Bolton Abbey is one of the Dales' top attractions, thanks to the beautiful surroundings the remains lie in. Beautiful stone arches stand out among the green hills and forests, creating a captivating landmark - make sure you look out for the stepping stone bridge over the nearby River Wharfe.

Hawes

Hawes is one of the larger residential areas in the Yorkshire Dales, and has a number of local and independent shops for you to discover, as well as a wonderfully traditional style. It's also the home of Wensleydale cheese, which should make it a favourite among food-lovers!

Cycling on the Dales

The hills of the Dales make the area perfect for challenging cycling routes, but there's something for every age and ability in the region - cycle through villages within the valleys for a gentle, relatively flat journey.

Dramatic landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are famous for their rolling hills, dramatic landscapes and striking scenery, boasting a wide variety of woodland, moorland and farm land. Walkers and lovers of the outdoors will find no end of things to do, as the entire area is criss-crossed with footpaths and cycle routes - although thankfully, without damaging the natural beauty of the area. Water sports and even pot-holing can be found across the region, making it ideal for adventurers as well as gentle ramblers!

The Dales are populated by small market towns and villages, mostly retaining a traditional English look and feel. Grassington and Hawes are definitely worth visiting if you're looking for a peaceful stop or a meal out.

Museum

Dales Countryside Museum

The Dales Countryside Museum shows the Yorkshire Dales way of life and explores traditions long gone, including lead mining, knitting, and cheese making.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

Discover this Norman castle’s fascinating past before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden.

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery

The perfect destination for fans of cheese - including Wallace & Gromit! See the cheese being made and then try a sample.       Visit the website