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Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, England

The Basics

Yorkshire Dales National Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. For those who like a physical challenge, there are several long-distance walking routes, including the Pennine Way, Dales Way, and the Coast to Coast Walk. Less energetic walkers can enjoy just a short section of any of these trails. Other park highlights include Aysgarth Falls, Kilnsey Crag, and Malham Cove.

After your walk, spend a couple hours explore local life in the nearby villages of Buckden, Kettlewell, and Grassington set among the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales. You can also opt for a guided day trip, or even a multi-day tour, and really take your time exploring the area and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
$67.87 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very good
Driver mark was very knowledgable, he made the trip very enjoyable This trip was good Value for money Really enjoyed our day seeing the Dales and learning the way of life for Yorkshire folk , would definitely recommend
Lisa_L, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in North West England

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Excellent
majda_a, Dec 2021
Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
This is the second time I am booking a trip and it was fabelous. Beautiful places that only local people could find. The downside is doing this trip in a winter time when the daylight is short make us rush for a safety reason. I cannot wait to try another trip. The driver (Trevor) was very nice and very knowledgeable !!
star-5
Do not miss it!
Kasturi_K, Oct 2021
Full-Day, Small-Group Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
We were 9 people for the Full-Day, Small-Group Yorkshire Dales Tour from York which was conducted by Lee. He is an amazing tour guide and is passiosnate about histrory, culture and nature. The trip was really comfortable and apt amount of stops and food/toilet breaks. The routes and roads Lee took us through were breathtaking. highly recommed it!
star-5
Fab day out
Jazz_R, Sep 2021
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Fab day out thanks to our driver Mark. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and gave us loads of interesting facts. Lots of stops at the beautiful dales. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this tour with Mark.
star-5
Fabulous day in the dales
Sandra_F, Sep 2021
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Mark was an excellent driver and so knowledgeable about the area, he made the whole day very special. The scenery was spectacular and the sun shone all day for us!
star-5
Excellent trip
Rosa_E, Aug 2021
Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Excellent trip and customer service. Ideal for solo travellers as well. Had a great time, enjoying the beautiful scenery. I loved visiting Abby and my only regret is that we couldn’t stay there a bit longer.
star-4
Worthwhile booking and will definitely recommend
Helen_E, Aug 2021
Private "All Creatures Great and Small" Yorkshire Dales Tour from Harrogate
The whole experience was well organised but flexible Howard was knowledgeable and an excellent host and took us too so many different but scenic places
star-5
Excellent day trip
Claudia_S, Jul 2021
Full-Day, Small-Group Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
I loved the entire experience. The itinerary was very well put together and the guide very professional and knowledgeable. It was lovely of him to stop when we wanted to take pictures. Thank you for a lovely experience, highly recommended.
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Yorkshire Dales day trip
Melanie_G, Sep 2021
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Great experience, great tour guide, great photo stop points and the stops planned have lovely villages. The guide was kind and caring and also got to know you as well as pointed out good places to visit whilst in different villages. Great trip to also go alone if you don’t have anyone to go with.
star-5
Enjoyed the tour!
Denise_W, Jan 2020
Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
Very nice enjoyable tour - Kevin was very informative and accommodating. Highly recommend for those that don't have their own transportation.
star-5
Best Day Out in UK
Cathryn_P, Sep 2021
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
We really loved this day out Mark was friendly and knowledgable about the Yorkshire Dales He went to great effort to ensure we had photo opportunities at the most scenic spots and check that everyone was comfortable and happy
star-5
Great day out!
Alwyn_G, Jun 2021
Full-Day, Small-Group Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
We had a great day out my friend and I. Visited places for example Bolton Castle which We haven’t been too before, revisited Hawes and this time it wasn’t raining !! Obviously would have enjoyed more but for the constraints of fitting all visits in not forgetting coffee and delicious cakes. Our driver Lee was very informative and a good driver.
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Yorkshire dales
Joseph_W, Jan 2020
Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
This day trip was fantastic. We saw a lot of amazing and beautiful sites and our tour guide JJ was fantastic! His knowledge of The dales and Yorkshire was spot on and couldn’t ask for really anything more. The only thing if I was going to give constructive criticism would have been to simply been able to just wonder around to experience the natural beauty more of the dales. But It was overall fantastic.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no fee to enjoy the park.

  • There are a number of places near the park to rent a bike or arrange a horseback-riding excursion.

  • The park offers a few different parking lots and has five visitor centers with facilities like cafes and bathrooms. Visitor centers can be found at Aysgarth Falls, Grassington, Hawes, Malham, and Reeth.

  • The parking lots at Buckden, Malham, and Hawes are designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites, perfect for after-dark star gazing.

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How to Get There

Yorkshire Dales National Park is located in northwest England, approximately 20 miles north of Leeds, and there is a good network of roads, bus, and rail services providing access to the area from all nearby cities. Two National Rail services cover the Dales area: the Bentham Line and the Settle–Carlisle Line. Bus services run all year round, linking the main towns, villages and popular attractions.

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When to Get There

Yorkshire Dales National Park is enjoyable all year round. The number of visitors increases during the warmer months—especially during school holidays.

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Taste Local History at Wensleydale

One of the best-known spots in the Yorkshire Dales is the area of Wensleydale, which sits in the upper valley of the River Ure. Wensleydale’s most famous export is undoubtedly its cheese; visit the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes to take a tour of the factory, learn about the cheese-making process, and taste the results. Wensleydale is also hugely popular with walkers, and the area boasts a variety of different terrains and beautiful scenery.

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