Up hill and down dale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery and attractions. With spectacular limestone valleys, picture postcard villages and historic castles, it’s a place that stirs the emotions and stimulates the senses of everyone that visits. Have a look at www.dalesdiscoveries.com to find some of the hidden places in the Dales and ideas for activities - whatever the weather.
Escape the hustle and bustle
With 680 square miles of outstanding scenery, protected wildlife and rich heritage, the rolling Dales have an unrivaled sense of tranquility. Stroll beside its rivers, hike over its moorlands, cycle its bridleways and climb its limestone pavements. However you discover the area, you’ll feel the rest of the world just melt away.
Secrets of the past
Don’t let the uninterrupted views fool you. Yorkshire Dales National Park is a living, working landscape inhabited by charming market towns and picture postcard villages, each with their own unique character and charm. Steeped in heritage, the region boasts historic castles, country houses and old mills all whispering stories about people past who have helped shape the National Park you see today.
Something for everyone
You won’t be short of things to do as you journey across the Dales. Steam trains beckon, traditional food and ales tempt and lively festivals invite each and every visitor to sample the different sights and sounds that make this area so unique.