When considering a holiday in the north of England, many minds immediately turn to the splendours of the Lake District. However, there is a whole host of locations in the north that are just as stunning as the Lakes, and visiting them gives you a chance to explore more beautiful places.
Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t overlook the Yorkshire Dales as a fabulous weekend or holiday location:
First off, has to be its magnificent scenery. The Yorkshire Dales National Parks include some stunning landscapes, peppered by pretty untouched villages.
The weather plays a role in shaping this area’s many moods; you can go back at different times of the year and see a completely different vista. But, even on the same short stay in the Yorkshire Dales, you can pass from wild, sweeping moors to the warmth and tranquility of a flower-rich meadow. Cycle its winding roads or hike its rolling hills for some of the best views in the UK.
2. Culture and Shopping
If you love the outdoors, you will adore the Dales. However, this part of Yorkshire has plenty more contemporary pleasures to tempt you, too. A holiday in the Yorkshire Dales puts you near the thriving metropolis of Leeds and the heritage-rich city of York.
Museums, art galleries, stately homes and even castles are all within easy driving distance during your stay. A trip to see Bolton Abbey or Fountains Abbey proves popular for many visitors.
3. Making Memories
This part of the world has not been slow to cash in on its natural features by providing visitors with a variety of man-made pleasures and past times.
Tourist attractions worth a look on your holiday in the Yorkshire Dales are too numerous to list here, but it is recommended that you take children to Lightwater Valley theme park and for a ride on the Stainmore Railway.
4. Fabulous Food
Sustenance to keep you fuelled up while you explore doesn’t come any better than the food provided by abundant pubs, restaurants and cafes offering a warm Yorkshire welcome. And, of course, no holiday would be complete without trying a Yorkshire Pudding or two.
5. Great Places to Stay
Another great reason for choosing this region for a break are the luxury holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales. So comfortable and well-equipped, some days you may not even want to venture outdoors.
Take a look at this profile on The Paddock, a perfect spot to explore both the Dales and the Lake District.
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