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Malham Cove Walkers enjoying a day out

Things to do

The Yorkshire Dales is best known for its stunning scenery and great natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Aysgarth Falls. But there is so much more to discover – have a look at our top ten places to see whilst you are here.

We have deep valleys, known as dales, with roads meandering between drystone walls and a patchwork of hay meadows and field barns. Up above is heather moorland and distinctive hills, such as the much loved Three Peaks. There is the historic Settle to Carlisle railway which cuts through the National Park using tunnels and viaducts, including the iconic Ribblehead.

Whilst here, most people will go for a short walk, or take to two wheels to go cycling or mountain biking. After working up an appetite, why not try some Wensleydale Cheese or go on a sampling tour at one of our breweries.

Check out what to do this month or how to keep the kids happy. For the events and festivals large or small, take a look at what’s on. Need fresh air inspiration? Get outdoors is perfect whether you’re on foot, bike or horse.

Then there is a great array of castles, farm parks and other attractions to visit. Super cafespubs and places to eat from good no nonsense pub grub to Michelin star standard. So why not stay over, enjoy some local beer and marvel at the stars in one of Britain’s true dark skies areas.

You’ll find our National Park visitor centres here:

And you don’t just have to take our word for recommendations – why not have a look at a great collection of ideas from local people for reasons to visit which has been pulled together into the Yorkshire Dales Guide to Health and Happiness.

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