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Black Sheep Brewery

Take a guided tour of the brewery and find out how they brew their famous ales. Afterwards relax over a delicious meal at the Black Sheep Bar & Bistro.

Masham, HG4 4EN

01765 680101

Bolton Abbey Estate

Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside and ample of space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages.

Skipton,BD23 6EX

01756 718000

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip.

Castle Bolton, near Leyburn, DL8 4ET

01969 623332

Buttertubs Pass

There are many high roads and passes in the Yorkshire Dales with fantastic views of the surrounding valleys and fells, but perhaps the best known is Buttertubs Pass. This road crosses the high moorland between Wensleydale and Swaledale - from the small market town of Hawes over to the hamlet of Thwaite.

Dales Countryside Museum

The Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here for thousands of years. With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages.

Hawes, DL8 3NT

01969 666210

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AF

01756 710614

Farfield Mill

Nestling between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, a rescued Farfield Mill opened its doors in 2001 to an exciting new life providing access to high-quality art and crafts and heritage.

Sedbergh, LA10 5LW

015396 21958

Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

Tupgill Park Estate, Middleham, DL8 4T

01969 640638

Fountains Abbey

This National Trust property is a World Heritage Site and includes the evocative ruins of a Medieval monastery and the delightful water gardens of Studley Royal.

Near Ripon, HG4 3DY

01765 608888

Grassington Museum

Grassington Folk Museum is a must for anyone interested in rural village history. The museum holds a selection of local items of interest and has friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Grassington, BD23 5AQ

01756 753287

Hawes Ropemakers

The Ropeworks attracts thousands of visitors every year, who come to watch traditional ropemaking in progress. We make stair ropes, dog leads, pet accessories and many different types of braids.

Hawes, DL8 3NT

01969 667487

Hesketh Farm Park

At Hesketh Farm Park you can feed and stroke the animals, have fun inside - maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with your friends in the straw maze and on the 10 acres of greenery.

Near Bolton Abbey, BD23 6HA

01756 710444

Holme Open Farm

Holme Open Farm is a traditional dales working farm. Come for a visit, take a tour of the farm. You the chance to touch, hold and feed as many different types of animal as possible.

near Sedbergh, LA10 5ET

01539 620654

How Stean Gorge

A spectacular limestone ravine, How Stean Gorge is the perfect location for outdoor activities like via ferrata, gorge walking, caving, rock climbing and abseiling.

Lofthouse, HG3 5SF

01423 755666

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave was first entered and made accessible in 1837. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations.

Clapham, LA2 8EE

01524 251242

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The Waterfalls Trails starting in Ingleton has been impressing visitors for over a 100 years. The stunning gorges of the Rivers Twiss and Doe are explored on stunning walkways with viewpoints out over

Ingleton LA6 3ET

015242 41930

Kilnsey Park Estate

Kilnsey Park in Wharfedale is the ideal location to enjoy the Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out.

Kilnsey, BD23 5PS

01756 752 150

Lightwater Valley

Escape to Lightwater Valley theme park and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure including Europe's longest roller coaster.

Near Ripon, HG4 3HT

0871 720 0011

Middleham Castle

No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the Castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of

Middleham, DL8 4QG

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Within the tranquil grounds, visitors will find many facets of the garden: woodland walks, formal areas, south facing terraces, a limestone rock garden and a beautiful rose garden.

Appletreewick, BD23 6DE

01756 720213

Pendragon Castle

Pendragon Castle is now a ruin in the Mallerstang valley to the south of Kirkby Stephen. It occupies a site close to a young River Eden with the peaks of Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge towering over it. The Castle is steeped in history.

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct is a stunning piece of Victorian engineering in an iconic location in the middle of the Three Peaks.

Richmond Castle

With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, the great Norman fortress of Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire.

Richmond, DL10 4QW

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens, near Harrogate, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location.

Ripley, HG3 3AY

01423 770152

Skipton Castle

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.

Skipton, BD23 1AW

01756 792442

Stainmore Railway

Based at Kirkby Stephen East station this delightful heritage railway attraction offers plenty to do for enthusiasts and families.

Kirkby Stephen East station

Stump Cross Caverns

Located on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Stump Cross Caverns show cave is home to some amazing natural formations and offers a range of facilities for a great family day out.

Greenhow Hill, HG3 5JL

01756 752780

Theakstons Brewery

Theakstons is an independent family run brewery where you can take a tour and experience the craft and skill that goes into brewing each and every pint.

Masham, HG4 4YD

01765 680000

Wensleydale Creamery

Set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, where our cheese comes to life and the whole family will experience a day out unlike any other.

Hawes, DL8 3RN

01969 667664

Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is an heritage railway offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see along the way.

Leeming Bar station, DL7 9AR

08454 50 54 74

White Scar Caves

Just outside Ingleton, White Scar caves is the longest show cave in England. A fantastic introduction to the underground world exploring passages, formations and large chambers.

Ingleton, LA6 3AW

015242 41244