Yorkshire Dales

We say
The soft voluptuous Yorkshire Dales serve up generous helpings of English countryside, along with some of its most iconic foods, from Wensleydale cheese to curd tarts. Amongst the pretty stone hamlets and historic market towns, you'll find walking trails, cosy pubs and endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

Recommended tour operator: Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages says

The Yorkshire Dales deliver a heady mixture of lush green countryside, sweeping moorland, waterfalls, caves, crags and quaint villages – in fact, the Dales boast two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a National Park.

  • Walks on your doorstep
  • Huge choice
  • Remote locations

This is a place where you can gently potter but it screams out to be enjoyed with more energetic pursuits such as hill walking, fell running, climbing, caving, potholing, mountain biking and canoeing. Our Yorkshire Dales Travel Guides will help you make the most of your stay.

Our inspectors have selected more than 700 stunning cottages in the Dales, sleeping between 2 and 28 people. Choose from cosy love nests, quaint stone-built cottages, contemporary apartments and spacious family homes.

Couples looking for a rural escape are spoiled for choice – we think you will love The Bothy in the village of Arncliffe (the original setting for Emmerdale) or Shepherds Cottage with its glorious rural views.

Larger houses to accommodate families include rural, village and town centre locations. Part of an 18th-century farmhouse, Fleshbeck Cottage is close to Kirby Lonsdale with lovely gardens backing on to a brook. Stonecroft is in the lovely Wensleydale village of Middleham and is packed with period features.

You can cook up a storm in your well-equipped kitchen or eat out at one of the many restaurants and pubs – the region is renowned for its fresh produce and excellent prices. Local fare includes Yorkshire pudding (of course!), parkin, Wensleydale cheese and Yorkshire curd tart, usually available at local markets.

More than half of the cottages are pet-friendly so the whole family can enjoy the holiday.

We offer holidays and short stays in more than 15,000 holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland and are rated “excellent” by TripAdvisor – more than 96% of our reviews are rated with 4 or 5 stars.

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