Kilnsey, Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales villages of Kilnsey & Kettlewell

Kilnsey is a small village located in the heart of Wharfedale and is noted for its impressive limestone cliff.  Situated 12 miles north of Skipton and easily accessible from the motorway network as it's just 25 miles from the M65 at Colne or 40 miles from the M1 at Leeds. Leaving the motorway and driving …

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Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Malham is a small village at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is an idyllic little place.  Nowadays hill farming and tourism are Malham's main activities with a good selection of accommodation to suit all tastes dotted around the village.  Located at the upper end of the River Aire valley, the area has …

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New Inn, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales

The New Inn, Clapham, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Location The New Inn is located in the village of Clapham, six miles north west of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  As a conservation village, many features of modern life do not exist.  In Clapham you will not find any street lamps, overhead wires or modern architecture.  The New Inn began …

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Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Hotel Review After a hectic festive period, my friend and I decided to unwind with a short break at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa.  This luxurious, country house hotel has been a landmark of the village of Bolton Abbey since the early 17th century.  …

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New Inn, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales

Day 1. A short break in Clapham, North Yorkshire

We decided to spend a couple of days in Clapham, located just off the A65 in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  After the previous day's sunshine we were disappointed to be setting off in heavy rain but were hopeful that the weather would improve as we neared our destination. Our first stop was to the …

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Ingleborough Cave, Clapham

Day 2. Ingleborough Cave, Clapham

Our four poster bed was so comfortable at the New Inn that I could have slept in longer if it wasn't for the lovely view of Clapham Beck from the bedroom window along with a glimpse of early morning sunshine. Breakfast was served in the hotel's bistro where we found a varied selection of fruit, …

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The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

Day 1. Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale – a winter break

The Yorkshire Dales offers some beautiful scenery and walking trails so we packed our walking boots and set off bright and early one late January morning for an overnight visit.  We decided to stay in Bolton Abbey nestled in the heart of Wharfedale.  It's a picturesque village located between Skipton and Harrogate in North Yorkshire. …

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Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

Day 2. The Bolton Abbey Estate

It was such a peaceful start to the day, being able to wake gently and admire the countryside views as we pulled back the curtains. Breakfast was served in the conservatory which was bathed in sunlight as we took our seats.  We helped ourselves to some cheese, fruit and yogurt and then chose hot dishes …

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre, Malham

A Winter’s Day in Malham

Boxing Day walks are popular to work off the excesses of Christmas Day but as we entertained family visitors then, our bracing walk took place the following day.  Setting off from home towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park it was a bright morning but as we approached Gargrave we encountered fog which made driving difficult …

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Canal boats in Skipton

Skipton, Gateway to the Dales

For a family day out, we decided to visit Skipton in North Yorkshire.  Skipton is a market town located 27 miles north west of Leeds, and is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with some of the country's most dramatic scenery on its doorstep.  Along the high street, a market takes place four …

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