Yorkshire dales

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 exterior at sunset

YHA Hawes

Free parking on premises
Licensed bar
YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

Paid on-street parking

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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 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 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.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Take the steam train from Embsay or park at the Abbey for a stroll and picnic by the river.

Kilnsey Crag, near Kettlewell

Climbing in Kettlewell

For climbers we have one of Yorkshire's Big Three limestone crags, Kilnsey Crag (the other two being Gordale and Malham).  This is mostly higher grade sport climbing but there are some very good

Cyclists in village in Yorkshire

Cycling in Kettlewell

For Cyclists, we are on the Tour de France route and the area is really popular with road cyclists. We have a large secure bike shed and concreted metal hoops in the floor so make sure that you bri


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.

Mountain biking near Kettlewell

Mountain biking in Kettlewell

Mountain and cyclocross bikes are welcome on all the bridle ways in the area, have a look at the map (available in reception) as there are so many great routes to chose form.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

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

Running uphill in the Yorkshire Dales

Running in Kettlewell

This is a simply amazing area for fell running.  A popular winter route is night running over Great Whernside, only for the experienced, but with a clear night, there is really nowhere better on

Footpath sign between Kettlewell and Grassington, with a view

Walking and Rambling in Kettlewell

Walkers are in for a treat!  With YHA Kettlewell being pretty much at the foot of Great Whernside, a great day's walk is up, round the back of the house and over the top to Starbotton and back in

Men fishing in English river

Watersports near Kettlewell

The trout farm and shop down at Kilnsey Park Estate makes for a really good day out for any aspiring fisherman. See the Kilnsey Fishing website

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