North Yorkshire

Dales Drive

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Overview

Leave Harrogate, passing Bolton Abbey to arrive in Skipton. Pause at Malham before enjoying the waterfalls and caves of Ingleton. Take in the views from Ribblehead before stopping in Hawes and then visiting Aysgarth Falls. Leave Richmond to enjoy the beauty of Nidderdale and finishing at Knaresborough.

Harrogate

East of the Yorkshire National Park, Harrogate’s heritage as a spa town is evident with attractions such as the Royal Pump Museum in the Montpellier Quarter. Take a trip to the Valley Gardens and enjoy attractions such as the Sun Pavilion.

Skipton

The gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a pretty market town with a cobbled high street, ruined priory and the 11th century Skipton Castle. Stroll the Springs Branch canal, explore the Skipton Woods and then head out to the Dales.

Malham

Enjoy the natural beauty and dramatic scenery that surrounds the village of Malham – a short distance away you can discover Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss – a delightful waterfall and rock pool.

Ingleton

The village of Ingleton is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area – take in the Waterfall Trails and the show caves. A short drive away takes you to Ingleborough Cave and Ingleton Pottery.

Ribblehead

The rolling moorland at the head of the River Ribble provides some dramatic scenery and is home to the spectacular 24 stone arched Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway, standing over 30m above the moorland.

Hawes

The charming market of Hawes, situated between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss is the home of Wensleydale Cheese and the 18th century Gayle Mill, a water powered spinning mill.

Aysgarth

Aysgarth is small village with charming tearooms and the Aysgarth Rockery – but is perhaps more famous for Aysgarth Falls, a mile or so outside the village, where visitors can view the amazing Aysgarth Falls on the River Ure.

Richmond

Richmond on the edge of the Dales, has a large cobbled market place, complete with a central obelisk. An important trading centre, the town grew out around the Richmond Castle and was prosperous throughout the Georgian period.

Nidderdale

The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty is a dramatic landscape with both natural and land man-made landmarks dotting the countryside. Visit Hackfall Woods, Fountains Abbey or spend some time alongside the River Nidd as it carves its way through the landscape.

Knaresborough

Overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough is a tangle of medieval streets full of history – enjoy the promenade at the foot of the cliffs, explore Knaresborough Castle or for something different follow the Knaresborough Window Trail around the town.

Overview

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Harrogate

2
21.5 miles

Skipton

3
11.1 miles

Malham

4
17.4 miles

Ingleton

5
6.2 miles

Ribblehead

6
10.9 miles

Hawes

7
9.5 miles

Aysgarth

8
20.7 miles

Richmond

9
32.8 miles

Nidderdale

10
15.6 miles

Knaresborough

What to see and do…

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Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

About the Dales Drive Trail

Distance:146 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:7

From the former spa town of Harrogate, pass Bolton Abbey en route to the charming town of Skipton on the edge of the Dales. Enjoy the scenery and sights around Malham before heading for the waterfalls and caves of Ingleton. Take in the moorland of Ribblehead with views of the spectacular viaduct before heading to Hawes and then on to Aysgarth Falls. From the cobbled streets of Richmond pass through the beauty of Nidderdale before arriving at Knaresborough.

Outstanding Beauty

The North Yorkshire landscape is a beautiful backdrop - the canvas of rock formations, energetic waterfalls, open moorland and green rolling countryside interspersed with dry stone walls and a great place to relax and explore.

Market Towns

The county has a number of bustling market towns, reflecting important historic trade points. Independent boutiques, farmers markets, eateries and welcoming pubs are just waiting to be discovered.

Castles

North Yorkshire’s strategic position means there have been a number of defences built against invaders from the North and across the North Sea – discover the history of Skipton Castle, Richmond Castle and Knaresborough Castle.

Also Nearby

Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

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