Grassington is a picturesque Dales village with a good selection of shops, cafes and pubs. With a monthly farmers market. Popular events include the annual arts and music festival in June, the 1940s weekend in September and the Dickensian Christmas markets.
Kettlewell is on the Dales Way at the base of Great Whernside. With three pubs, an excellent tea room and a newly reopened hostel.
Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved castles in England.
Bolton Abbey is a lovely cycle ride down the river Wharfe and features monastic ruins, the famous Strid and several refreshment stops.
Stump Cross Caverns on the road to Pateley Bridge boasts lovely rock and crystal formations – a good attraction for wet weather as you’re underground!
Tennants Arms, Kilnsey – a 17th century coaching inn, the closest pub to Kilnsey Park.
Kings Head, Kettlewell – recently re-opened and rated highly for its food by locals.
Grassington House Hotel – good for a more gourmet eating experience.
Fountaine, Linton – good food in a fantastic location.
Craven Arms, Appletreewick – widely agreed to be one the best pubs in the Dale.
Stables End, Conistone – A cosy traditional cottage for two a five minute walk from Kilnsey Park in the picturesque village of Conistone. With access to a tennis court. Horse riding can also be arranged.
The Chapel, Kilnsey – a peaceful self-catering cottage.
Sikes Barn – a converted Dales barn next to Kilnsey Park. Sleeps 8-10. Opening July 2015.
Want to know more?
Dales Discoveries – ‘The insider’s guide to the Yorkshire Dales’ – A great website to discover those hidden gems in the Dales. The families page is a must-visit if you’re looking for ideas to entertain the little ones (and yes Kilnsey Park is on there!).