Things to do in The Dales.
Cambridge House, luxury bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Reeth in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is in an ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire and Teesdale.
What to see in Swaledale:
James Herriot in Swaledale: follow The Dales Trail round Arkengarthdale and Swaledale and see some familiar landmarks from the TV series and the film of 'All Creatures Great and Small' including the water splash and the bridge in Langthwaite.
Keld, Thwaite, Muker and Gunnerside: mooch around these Swaledale villages; take time for for a morning coffee or afternoon tea. The summer flower meadows along the river valley are not to be missed!
Swaledale Woollens: located in Muker, sells hand knitted woollens carrying on the traditional cottage industry
Richmond: Swaledale's main town and a typical Yorkshire market town, boasts a castle, the oldest working theatre in Britain, The Georgian Theatre, the Green Howards Museum, Richmondshire Museum and Easby Abbey. Market day is Saturday with a regular farmer's market selling local produce. The Station is home to small artisan shops, a cinema and a restaurant.
What to see in Wensleydale:
Wensleydale Railway: runs between Leeming Bar and Redmire with stops at Bedale and Leyburn. Check their website for special events www.wensleydalerail.com
Leyburn: market day is Friday and well worth a visit. Tennants, the well known auction house, is based here where there is a cafe, a restaurant and exhibitions. The Dales Food Festival is held in June and the 'Forties Weekend' in July.
Aysgarth: the location of the famous Aysgarth Falls as featured in 'Robin Hood prince of Thieves' and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre.
Hawes: a bustling Yorkshire market town; market day is Tuesday; home to Wensleydale Creameries and Wensleydale cheese; The Dales Museum, Gayle Mill and the Rope Museum.
Berrys farm Shop: located in West Witton and worth a stop for a coffee or lunch or to buy some locally made gifts.
Brymor Ice Cream: located near Jervaulx on the Leyburn to Ripon road, home to delicious award winning ice cream
More thnigs to in The Dales and North Yorkshire:
James Herriot: visit The World of James Herriot and step back in time in Alf White's actual home and surgery.
Northallerton: a very Yorkshire market town, market days are Wednesday and Saturday with a wealth of independent shops and a world famous 'Bettys Cafe Tea Room
Nidderdale AONB: one of Britain's outstanding landscapes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
What to see in Teesdale:
Barnard Castle: a thriving town located about a 25 minute drive away over The Stang; it's home to a Richard III castle, The Bowes Museum and a wide selection of shops. Raby Castle is a short drive from here. See our Heritage page.
High force Waterfall: one of the most impressive waterfalls in England, 4 miles from Middleton-in -Teesdale.
Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens; a hidden gem for plant lovers, 6 miles from Barnard Castle www.egglestonhallgardens.co.uk