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Destination guide

Rent Yorkshire Dales National Park lodges for wild adventure

The stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park is a beautiful natural space and one of the most popular areas for lodges in Yorkshire. It spans thousands of kilometres of valleys, wild moors, rolling hills and quaint villages between dramatic cliffs, challenging hiking trails and limestone ravines with glistening waterfalls. Some of the best spots to see are the Bolton Abbey Estate with the ruins of a historic monastery and the charming Malham Village. If you’re planning an outdoor excursion, there’s no better place to book lodges in Yorkshire than near the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

 
History

Historic attractions near your Yorkshire Dales holiday let

Skipton Castle can trace its roots to the Middle Ages, and is considered one of England's best-preserved medieval fortresses. Today, you can walk under the soaring Norman archway, climb up the watchtower and explore a maze of hidden rooms. In Richmond, the 18th-century Georgian Theatre Royal is one of Britain's most beautiful playhouses. Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour or score tickets to an evening show. Love history? From converted barns to 18th-century cottages, Yorkshire Dales holiday rentals offer a unique chance to live and breathe local history.

Outdoor activities

Get active outdoors with Yorkshire Dales holiday lets

The Yorkshire Dales is considered to be among England's top rambling destinations, offering everything from gentle rambles to multi-day hikes. The 6-mile Upper Wharfedale wildlife walk will take you past flower-strewn meadows and hillside streams, while the challenging James Herriot Way loops through the park and passes through some of its prettiest towns. Malham Cove, accessed by a short streamside trail, is an enormous rock amphitheatre hemmed in by soaring cliffs. J.K Rowling fans will recognise it as a filming location from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. After a day on your feet, enjoy a relaxing sundowner in the courtyard of your Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage.

How to get around

Getting around the Yorkshire Dales from your holiday let

Around 90% of Yorkshire Dales travellers explore the park by car. A set of wheels unlocks access to villages and trailheads, as well as secluded holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales countryside. There's nothing better than waking up to views of emerald-green fields and grazing Swaledale sheep. Alternatively, stay in lively market towns, like Skipton and Settle, where you'll be within strolling distance of cafes, pubs and boutiques. Local buses run throughout the summer, while trains arrive at Skipton, Settle and a handful of other villages.

Food & drink 

Bite into farm-fresh Yorkshire Dales produce

From country pubs to fine-dining restaurants, you won't go hungry in the Yorkshire Dales. Save your appetite for farm-fresh fare, like sherry-braised pig's cheek, lavender sponge cake and crumbly cheese from the Wensleydale Creamery. No trip to northern England would be complete without devouring your fair share of Yorkshire pudding, a simple yet tasty dish made from eggs, flour and milk – they're best served with roast beef and lashings of gravy. Enjoy at local pubs or whip up your own roast dinners back at your holiday rentals cottage.

Essential info

Essential info for your Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage stay

  • Read up on "rights of way" and "open access" rules before you hit the national park trails
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park is eternally popular with locals, so book in advance if you're travelling during the British school holidays
  • It can get chilly in the Yorkshire Dales, so pack plenty of layers, even if you're visiting over summer
  • With flower-filled gardens, sunny courtyards and spacious living areas, self-contained holiday cottages will ensure you enjoy the Yorkshire Dales through a local lens

How many holiday rentals are available around Yorkshire Dales National Park?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,953 holiday lettings around Yorkshire Dales National Park. From 1,567 cottages to 31 barn homes, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yorkshire Dales National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Yorkshire Dales National Park. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Yorkshire: 7,470 holiday homes
  • Penrith: 2,284 holiday homes
  • Lake District National Park: 3,136 holiday homes
  • North East England: 3,630 holiday homes
  • Kendal: 1,774 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Yorkshire Dales National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Yorkshire Dales National Park?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Yorkshire Dales National Park. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park: 815 holiday rentals
  • Wensleydale: 1,014 holiday rentals
  • Forest of Bowland: 609 holiday rentals
  • Baildon Moor: 1,018 holiday rentals
  • Fountains Abbey: 729 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yorkshire Dales National Park listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.