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A holiday rental home in Swaledale provides a getaway surrounded by quiet, rural and beautiful landscapes.

If you cherish peace and quiet and the beauty of nature, a holiday rental home in Swaledale is a perfect choice. Whilst there are plenty of interesting attractions nearby, Swaledale provides a retreat that is away from the hustle and bustle.

Things to do on holiday to Swaledale

If you travel to Swaledale hoping to just relax, read a few good books and enjoy some beautiful scenery, you will not be disappointed. If, however, you wish to inject a bit of adventure into your holiday, you can do that as well.

The Beckfisher Fly Fishing School can work with beginners and advanced fisherman to teach them all about this popular sport. If you plan to visit in May or June, consider stopping by the Swaledale Festival. This is two weeks of music, art and drama throughout the area. There are many beautiful walks in Swaledale. There are shorter jaunts and longer hikes, so there will be something that is appropriate for most hikers.

Places to visit on holiday to Swaledale

Swaledale is fairly close to many popular attractions. The Harel Brow Farm is much more than an organic farm. The 200 acres also include a children’s play area, a spot where they can play with some farm animals and another where they can learn about the basics of organic farming. The Rose & Crown Inn is set in what was a 15th century pub. A great menu and comfortable lodging make this attraction worth a stop. There are many museums within an hour’s drive including the National Railway Museum, JORVIK Viking Centre, The National Media Museum and many others.There are also art galleries, children’s attractions, historic castles and other buildings and much more to keep you busy during your holiday to Swaledale.

Weather in Swaledale

Mild temperatures along with less rainfall than in other parts of England are part of what draws some travellers to the area. Absent are sweltering hot summer days and below freezing winter days. Instead, the average temperature in the summer is about 15 degrees. The winter averages are between 1 and 5 degrees. While rainfall is less than in other areas, it is still a good idea to bring some rain gear because over 50 mm falls each month.  

Travel to Swaledale

The closest airport to Swaledale is Durham Tees Valley (MME) which is 40 km away. Whilst this is the closest, many travellers instead choose to fly to Newcastle(NCL). Even though it is further at 96 km from Swaledale, it is better serviced. The closest railway station is in Darlington, 32 km from Swaledale. Travel to the area requires the use of a private car or taxi.

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                                                                                                      Laykin Cottage was even better than expectation. I have never had a better view. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Everything had been thought of and provided. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant. The beds were very comfortable and one could lie in bed and look at the view. Heaven! I would definitely return and would certainly recommend it.
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                                                                                                      Reeth is a great place from which to explore Swaledale. The cottage is handy for the pubs, cafes and shops of Reeth and has wonderful views from the three windows in the living area and from the bedrooms. The beds are comfy and the cottage is clean and bright. The Welcome basket is a real treat and we also enjoyed the open fire. We were particularly touched by Jo's thoughtfulness, when realising that the change from twin beds to a double would affect our stay, allowed two of us to stay in another nearby cottage which was also delightful.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017