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Things to See and Do in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales offers a wonderful playground for outdoor pursuits from walking and climbing to fishing, golfing, cycling, pony trekking and potholing, as well as miles of touring with great views through Wensleydale, Swaledale, Nidderdale, Wharfedale and the smaller Dales.

Here are some ideas of local attractions, taken from the article below with 100 recommendations for great days out in the Yorkshire Dales.

See behind the scenes

Little Chocolate Shop, Leyburn
The White Rose Candles Workshop, Wensley
Outhwaites Ropemakers, Hawes
Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes
The Georgian Theatre, Richmond
Gayle Mill Hawes, a working sawmill museum
Masham's Black Sheep and Theakston's Breweries
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Cafés and tea rooms - recommendations from locals

Clapham Bunk cafe bar
Richmond café, 29 FrenchGate - really nice food
Askrigg Village Kitchen with great homemade soups
Brymor Ice Cream parlour near Jervaulx Abbey
The Old Station near Masham
Zarina's in Kettlewell

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Gayle Mill near Hawes, Wensleydale
Newby Hall, North Yorkshire
Bolton Castle, Wensleydale
Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes

Explore inside castles, stately homes and quirky museums

Bolton Castle, Wensleydale
Swaledale Museum, Reeth
18th century Newby Hall and gardens, near Harrogate
17th century Kiplin Hall, Richmond
Nidderdale Museum, Pateley Bridge
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
Skipton's medieval castle

Fab food and cosy pubs

Howgill Fellside Ice Cream in Sedbergh
Berry's Farm Shop, Swinithwaite
Country Harvest, Ingleton
Town End Farm Shop, Airton, near Malham
Campbells, Leyburn - a tardis that stretches back and up, unveiling foodie delights
East Witton's Blue Lion with gastronomic delights
West Witton's Wensleydale Heifer
The Cover Bridge Inn near Middleham with open fire
Tan Hill Inn, the country's highest pub.
The King's Head, Gunnerside, where they even serve a special beer for dogs!
Wensleydale Creamery Hawes
Gayle Mill working sawmill, Hawes
Fountains abbey Nidderdale
Bolton Castle Wensleydale
Newby Hall near Harrogate

See the full list of 100 recommendations of things to see and do from your Greenhills Bed and breakfast base