Yorkshire Dales National Park

Spectacular limestone scenery and traditional farming landscapes meet expansive heather moorland tops.

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Snaking for thousands of kilometres across the National Park is an unmistakable patchwork of drystone walls. Over 8,000 kilometres of these ancient land boundaries traverse the dales, along with around 6,000 traditional farm buildings.

The area’s long history of livestock farming has given rise to its own livestock breeds, such as the Swaledale sheep, emblem of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Livestock sales and agricultural shows play an important part in the lives of local communities.

Today cheese-makers flourish, building on the traditions of the Cistercian monks who brought their fromage-making skills over from Normandy in the 11th Century.

The world-famous Settle-Carlisle railway runs through the National Park from north to southh. Renowned for its evocative Victorian architecture, the line passes over huge stone viaducts, through long tunnels and past remote wayside station buildings.

Thirsty? The Dales has many inns with cosy bar areas, log fires and local ales, including the 17th Century Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub at 528 metres (1,732 feet) above sea level.

Heathrow 4.5 hours

Manchester 1.5 hours

Hull 2 hours


of England’s remaining flower-rich upland hay meadows and pastures is in the Yorkshire Dales


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The Yorkshire Dales National Park Overview

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Julie Barker – Head of Visitor Services

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Experiences in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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The Traddock Hotel

The Traddock Hotel

  • Address Austwick, Settle, North Yorkshire, LA2 8BY
  • 14 rooms
  • Open All year round except for 4 days in January.
Beck Hall Malham Hotel

Beck Hall Malham Hotel

  • Address Beck Hall, Cove Road, Malham, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DJ
  • 21 rooms
  • Open All year round.
Upper Swaledale Holidays

Upper Swaledale Holidays

  • Address Pry House Farm, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LT
  • Pry House Cottage B&B - 2 rooms. Hillcrest Cottage - 3 bedrooms. rooms
  • Open Pry House Cottage B&B April - October. Hillcrest Cottage open all year round.

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National Park Birds of Prey Experience

This is a fun and engaging experience where guests get to handle, feed and fly the vast array of beautiful birds at this falconry business. Mark and Mandy are wonderful hosts who make guests feel at home instantly, the art of falconry is in their


If you’ve ever any questions about the Romans, Kevin who leads the Live like a Roman experience, is the person to ask; he is a wonderful guide and an absolute fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Roman era!

We took some German tour operators to sample this experience and