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The Visitor magazine

Our longstanding and much-loved annual guide to the Yorkshire Dales National Park is now in handy magazine format. At 68 pages, it is packed full of features and useful information to help you discover this stunning part of the world - and it's FREE.

2019 highlights

  • Dairy Days: a new project reveals the long history of dairy farming in Wensleydale
  • Find out what's in a name on a self-guided family walk in Wharfedale
  • From farm gate to plate: food and drink in the Dales - something to really get your teeth into!
  • Park life - a look at the rare (and not so rare, but still rather special) wildlife of the National Park
  • Plan your trip: what to see & do, how to get here & around, where to eat & drink, and a detailed map
  • Plus a competition to win a weekend break in the beautiful Dales!

Where to find your copy of The Visitor 

The guide can be picked up at National Park Centres, Tourist Information Centres, accommodation providers, and many other outlets in and around the National Park and nationally.

View online

Browse the latest edition - and past editions - by clicking on the relevant link to the right.

Events listing

If you are organising an event and would like it to appear in the next edition of The Visitor, you can add it for free to our database by following this link to our event calendar.

For your event to be considered for inclusion in the annual magazine, please ensure it is uploaded by 2 December 2019.


With a huge annual print run of 125,000 copies and nationwide distribution, The Visitor is a great place to promote your business.

This highly successful,long-standing publication, which has kept visitors informed since 1981, changed to a brand new, beautifully designed magazine format in 2017. This has been very positively received as the new size racks well and can be clearly seen in Tourist Information Centres (TIC).

The magazine is distributed FREE nationally via the TIC network and locally through all National Park Centres, B&Bs, visitor attractions and many other outlets.

Packed with useful information for visitors, including visitor centre locations, car parking and cash points, it contains a huge events section and informative centre-spread map.

What our advertisers think...

"We're very long-standing, annual advertisers in The Visitor as it's the perfect publication for promoting our Skipton restaurants."
Katie Davison, Bizzie Lizzie's 

"It's great to have such an informative publication in the area - not just for visitors, but residents use it, too. We like to advertise in it as we feel it reaches so many people."
Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Masham Sheep Fair 

"The Visitor is a great magazine, highlighting all that is good about the Yorkshire Dales. Drystone walls form the fabric of the Dales, so we are pleased to advertise our walling training courses in a magazine dedicated to the area."
John Pridmore, Yorkshire Dry Stone Walling Guild

“We have advertised in The Visitor for over thirty years.  The switch to magazine format is a significant improvement to this key Yorkshire Dales publication. We are delighted with the new look.”
William Bagshaw, Managing Director, White Scar Cave

"Without a doubt, advertising in The Visitor has proved to be a highly effective way of attracting those coming to see the Yorkshire Dales National Park to visit us at Parcevall Hall Gardens."
John Martin, Parcevall Hall Gardens

To find out more about advertising your business and to discuss rates, please contact Sheila Ward at publishers Bow House Digital on 01347 821928 or Advert design is included in the price.

More details

If you have any queries or would like to know more about The Visitor, please contact the editor, Sarah Nicholson:

Write to: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Colvend, Hebden Road, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB

Call: 0300 456 0030


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