Renowned for its rolling hills, rivers, beautiful towns and villages and superb landscapes, the Yorkshire Dales includes the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and spans Yorkshire and the Pennines. It was designated a protected National Park in 1954. Each part of the Dales has its own distinct character and vista - from the wild heather moorlands and limestone valleys to ancient castles and stylish towns packed with independent shops and cafes. As well as its two protected areas; the Yorkshire Dales has the North Pennines AONB and Forest of Bowland AONB.
When you want to book holiday cottages Yorkshire Dales accommodation is plentiful and known for its great quality. Scenic and historic Richmond is the Dales' own capital, and Skipton is known for its medieval castle, bustling markets and cobbled streets. Leyburn is the ideal town for walkers and Pateley Bridge is known for its quiet charms and wonderful gastropubs.
There's something to suit everyone in this vast, diverse and incredibly beautiful part of Yorkshire. From local holiday cottages Yorkshire Dales attractions are easy to access. Dog walkers will find accommodation that welcomes pets, making it easy to explore the myriad walking routes and bridleways. Be inspired at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park and Gardens, tour a brewery, enjoy a cream tea or sample the local Wensleydale Cheese. After a busy day of walking, riding, cycling or enjoying outdoor sports, relax in your cosy cottage accommodation and order in food - or find a cosy gastropub and settle by the fire with delicious home-cooked food.
Holiday cottages Yorkshire Dales wide are ideal accommodation when you want to enjoy space, beautiful views, great access to local amenities and great features such as well-stocked kitchens, outdoor areas, pet-friendly accommodation, parking and even hot tubs. Book well ahead during peak visitor season, especially when local food, music or cultural festivals are on as demand tends to spike!