The Yorkshire Dales

There’s plenty of things to do in the Yorkshire Dales. Whether it’s raining or you’re looking for something to do as a couple or a family

Things to Do In The Yorkshire Dales

There is a lot of very interesting things to see and do in the Yorkshire Dales, therefore there is something that will suit all interests and budgets. Having a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales will mean that you are able enjoy some spectacular scenery. The variety of activities on offer in this area makes it the ideal holiday location for couples and families.

Things to Do In The Yorkshire Dales When It’s Raining

Even when it is raining there is lot of things to see and do in the Yorkshire Dales.

Boat Trips

One attraction in this area is exploring the area on a boat trip. These boat trips are offered by Skipton Boat Trips and can be a very peaceful way to drift through the lush greenery of the Yorkshire Dales and it is suitable for people of all ages. There are three different cruises which you can choose from which are the roast dinner cruise, the public afternoon tea cruise and also the gin cruise.

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave is home to a stunning array of formations and artefacts that date back millions of years. The passages of the cave are well lit and concrete which makes it easy to move around and explore the area. This exciting cave is located within walking distance from Clapham Village.

The Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly

For people who are interested in history, the Museum of North Craven Life at the Folly in Settle is well worth a visit. The Folly is an impressive and striking 17th century house which is located in the heart of Settle. This is a very fine building and it is a Grade 1 listed building. This museum is home to permanent exhibits that tell the history of the area and the people who have lived in it.

Skipton Castle

Another attraction that is worth a visit is Skipton Castle. This castle is over nine hundred years old and it is one of the most well  preserved medieval castles in England. A visit to this castle will allow you to explore the rich history of this building which was involved in a three year siege during the Civil War. This castle provides an interesting day out for people of all ages.

Days Out for Couples in The Yorkshire Dales

There is a lot of things for couple’s to do in the Yorkshire Dales.


Enjoy the many walking routes that are available in this area.

Some of the top walks in the Yorkshire Dales are:

  • Langstrothdale limestone scenery walk
  • Malham Tarn archaeology walk
  • Upper Wharfedale wildlife walk
  • Horsehead Moor and Deepdale
  • Buckden Pike and lead mine
  • Aysgarth woods and waterfalls
  • Reeth Low Common
  • Hawes to Sedbusk

Black Sheep Brewery

Enjoy a visit to Black Sheep Brewery where they can sample some of the local produce. Black Sheep Brewery was established in 1992. Even if the weather is gloomy there is still plenty to do in this area.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is a venue that is well worth a visit and it has a lot of different aspects to explore including the priory church and ruins, stepping stones and the valley of Desolation, which links the Barden Fell with the River Wharf corridor. Couples who choose to explore this area will be rewarded with views of a lovely waterfall.

Hawes Ropemakers

A visit to Hawes Ropemakers will be an interesting day out as it shows the methods that are used for making ropes  in both the old fashioned ways and modern ways.

Places to Visit in The Yorkshire Dales for Free

If you are looking to save some pennies whilst on your trip to the Yorkshire Dales then there is still a lot of fun things to see and do.

The National Science and Media Museum

The national science and media museum is a perfect attraction for people of all ages  and it showcases the history of photography, television and film. There is a vast array of things to see and do within this attraction which are all free of charge.

St Ives Estate

St Ives Estate is a home to five hundred and fifty acres and includes a wildflower meadow and woodlands as well as a pond. For the young visitors or just the young at heart there is an adventure playground.

Days out For Families in The Yorkshire Dales

Forbidden Corner

Forbidden Corner near Leyburn is a magical day out for people of all ages. This attraction is located in four acres of gardens within Tupgill Park within the Yorkshire Dales. Forbidden Corner is home to a warren of labyrinths, passageways, follies and secret doors. There are a number of underground tunnels and chambers which shrink down to small doorways which adults need to crawl through and there is a number of statues that are waiting to spring surprises on the unwary. This attraction can only allow limited numbers at a time, therefore it is advisable to book your visit beforehand.

Hesketh Farm Park

Hesketh Farm Park is a fun day out for people of all ages. This attraction is actually a working farm which is home to more than one thousand cattle and sheep and a visit at the correct time of year you may even be able to see a lamb being born or experience a ride on a tractor and trailer. This farm attraction will enable you to see what actually happens on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales.