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The Visitor

Our 68-page guide, The Visitor - published annually and now in A4 magazine format - is packed full of features and useful information to help you discover this beautiful part of the world - and it's free.

2017 highlights

  • a Roman milestone that has found a new home
  • a 'tail' of torpid dormice and wild friends
  • how crowdfunding has helped Yorkshire's Three Peaks
  • dark skies burning brighter, thanks to poet Ian McMillan
  • every 'cow'us' tells a story

Where to find your copy of The Visitor 

The newspaper 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 Visitor 2017 by clicking on the links below:

Past editions

You can view previous editions by using the links on 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 Add event page.


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.

Read what our current advertisers think...

“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