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Southern Dales towns and villages

The locations of the southern Dales settlements are unrivalled, from the banks of winding rivers to views across spectacular limestone scenery.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale is a popular visitor attraction with the ruins of the Priory, lovely riverside walks and picnic areas.


One of the most beautiful villages in Wharfedale, Burnsall lies on a bend of the River Wharfe surrounded by a spectacular circle of fells.


Clapham village lies close to the main road between Skipton and Kendal. The village clusters around a small stream which leads to a nature trail.


Grassington is the main settlement in upper Wharfedale. It's renowned for its pubs, cafes, shops and riverside walks.


Horton-in-Ribblesdale lies below Pen-y-ghent, one of the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks. It is the perfect base for fans of the great outdoors.


Ingleton nestles in the foothills of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire's famous Three Peaks. It is surrounded by deep caves and spectacular waterfalls.


This attractive stone built village in Wharfedale has pubs, cafes and many local walks.

Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a vibrant market town on the banks of the River Lune in Cumbria


Malham is one of the most spectacular villages in the Dales. Dramatic limestone scenery lies just a stone's throw from the village centre.


Ribblehead lies on the main road between Hawes and Ingleton. It is close to the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, with its giant stone and brick arches.


The town of Settle enjoys a splendid setting at the edge of some of England's most dramatic limestone country.


Skipton is the perfect southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Centred on the Leeds to Liverpool canal, it is famous for its market.