The Feversham Arms, Hemsley

The Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Location: The Feversham Arms Hotel is one of the north of England's most luxurious country house hotels and is a perfect place to come and unwind.  The hotel is located on the edge of the attractive town of Helmsley within the North York Moors National Park and being just off the A170,  it is a short …

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The Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Location: The Wensleydale Hotel is located in the delightful small town of Middleham nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's just two miles from the bustling market town of Leyburn and 10 miles from Richmond.  For those travelling from London or the south, Middleham can be reached by taking …

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Sign

Day 3. Exploring Hawes, Wensleydale

Our stay at the Wensleydale Hotel had been lovely and before checking out we enjoyed another of their delicious breakfasts to set us up for the day.  We then packed up the car and headed off to explore more of this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Our first stop was at Aysgarth Falls just a 25 minute …

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Richmond Falls, River Swale

Day 2. A walk around Richmond, North Yorkshire

Our day started in the best way possible with a delicious breakfast at the Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham and this set us up nicely for the day ahead.  We'd planned to spend the day exploring the historic market town of Richmond, noted for its Norman castle, elegant Georgian architecture and riverside setting. It took us just …

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Black Sheep Visitor Centre Sign

Day 1. Weekend in Wensleydale

We were up bright and early for our road trip to scenic Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.  The area is famous for the cheese to which it gives its name but for lots of other interesting things too as we were soon to discover. Our first stop was to the village of Masham (pronounced massham) to …

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Afternoon Tea at the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey

Afternoon Tea at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

When an invitation dropped into my inbox inviting me for afternoon tea at the Devonshire Arms Hotel I couldn't have been happier as it's such a beautiful country house hotel.  It's located on the Yorkshire estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Bolton Abbey lying in a tranquil setting along the banks of the …

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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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