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  • Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

    1. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

    Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise with a glass of prosecco, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

    Exactly as advertised, well-organised 2 hr trip through interesting countryside. Great tea with sparkling wine. Well worth the drive. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

  • The Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

    2. The Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

    Escape the crowded streets of York for a full-day sightseeing tour of the Yorkshire Dales, and discover one of England’s most dramatic landscapes. Depart York at 09:30, and travel through Boroughbridge en route to Ripon. See the city’s imposing stone cathedral and the bustling market square, site of the Ripon obelisk. Continue to Masham in Lower Wensleydale. Famous for its family-run breweries, steam engines, and annual sheep fair, it’s thriving market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) is still going strong 762 years since the 1st charter. Continue towards Middleham, nestled between 2 rivers. Pause to look at its magnificent castle with the largest castle keep in the North of England. Next, go to the gateway town of Leyburn ("A Town for all Seasons"), and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Stop for lunch in Reeth, and admire the natural amphitheater surrounded by spectacula...

    A great day out with a very knowledgeable driver. Visited places we would not have found on our own. Lovely trip

  • From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

    3. From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

    Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Liverpool. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters — Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have ...

    I have enjoyed a lot and met new people who were marvellous. By the way the tour guide was amazing and gave us so precious information which it couldn’t be found any books, huuuugee Thanks to him, Frank.

  • From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

    4. From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

    Leave York at 9:00 AM to explore the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop at the 14th-century Bolton Castle, former home of Mary Queen of Scots, to enjoy the magnificent views over Wensleydale. Next, enjoy some free time in Hawes. Sample the cheeses at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery, visit the Dales Countryside Museum, or explore the quaint shops and cafes. Move on to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pass through the picturesque villages on the way to Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. Explore the village, learn more about the true story behind the movie, or relax with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes. Finally, stop in the charming town of Pateley Bridge, winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016. Visit the oldest sweet shop in the world before heading back to York, arriving at aro...

    A wonderful places defo will go again and will recommend it to friends and families, the guide was so informative and helpful and stopped along many places for scenic photos

  • Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

    5. Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

    Although the current Emmerdale TV soap is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire. You will visit the market town of Otley and the beautiful village of Esholt in West Yorkshire, used as Hotton and Emmerdale Village in the long-running TV show. Here, you can have a drink at the inn that was once used as the fabled Woolpack, site of many of the popular TV series most memorable scenes. You’ll also drive past the farm near Leathley where Emmerdale farm was originally shot. During the tour take the opportunity to get off the bus at several occasions. Stretch your legs, take pictures of the recognizable buildings and landmarks, and see the locations from one of Britain's longest-running TV soaps.

    This was a Christmas gift for my Brother who loves Emmerdale. I was never a fan but after Bev talked us through the locations, even I have started to watch it again after a 25 year break. Bev was full of amazing facts, she was absolutely lovely and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thank you so much. XxXx

  • From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

    6. From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

    Start your tour from York city center. Stop at the Bingley Five Rise Locks, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774. Move on to Haworth, where the Bronte family lived from 1820. Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby church, or explore the quaint shops on the main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional English cafes. Head up Penistone Hill to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Brontes walked to gain inspiration, before heading north for your afternoon in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Arrive in the traditional Dales village of Linton to explore Linton Falls, before continuing through the National Park. Stop at Bolton Abbey to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or take the stepping stones challenge if you are fee...

    Most of all, the guide, Mark, was so friendly and warm, so it was easy to enjoy the trip. We visited several lovely small towns and beautiful natural sites. I loved the picturesque background of the Bolton Abby, and Haworth was lovely and meaningful because of its literary value.

  • 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

    7. 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

    Day 1: Travel to the Peak District. In the late morning, you will arrive in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travelers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Nearby, there are caves, a beautiful view up a valley, and an insightful information center. Venture to the beautiful valley at Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from the green hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding. After savoring every last crumb, head over to Chatsworth House. This luxurious stately home is incredible; you can admire the architecture, get lost in a massive maze, or praise precious art. Finally, head off in the early eveni...

  • From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

    8. From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

    Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Manchester. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. Make your way to the National Express Coach Station near Manchester Airport Railway Station to meet your driver for the day. Then, board your minibus and travel along roads inaccessible to normal buses throughout the day. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters — Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some...

    Really thorough view of the Lake District, excellent hike in the National Park, perfectly organized and executed. It was a super crowded weekend so traffic allowing things down made each stop in the towns seem too short. Would have liked more time to longer a bit and not feel rushed. Thought the guide's comments could have been more high level about the history of the area - kind of pitched to the lowest common denominator. Would have liked more info and less jokes. He was very personable and I think despite the many foreign visitors he could have gone deeper.

  • Windermere: The Brontes, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Tour

    9. Windermere: The Brontes, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Tour

    This tour takes you through three counties to the village of Haworth, where the Bronte’s lived, set in the bleak moorland landscape of North Yorkshire. You will drive through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery for a stop in the ageless village of Clapham. See the infamous school attended by the Bronte sisters which became the inspiration for Lowood school in Jane Eyre. Following in the Charlotte Bronte’s footsteps, you can visit the pretty village of Wycoller with its ruinous hall, the model for Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre. Discover the places the Bronte’s knew and the landscape which inspired them. Following this, explore the Bronte Parsonage, where Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell lived with their father, Reverand Patrick Bronte. See where they sat and wrote Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tennant of Wildfell Hall, and discover how they lived and what their lives were like ...

    Took the tour on 21 June 2019 absolutely fantastic such attention to detail about the Bronte family and Howarth The guide Gillian had amazing knowledge and insight she really knew her subject amazing driving by Tim who negotiated the roads with amazing skill really recommend this experience

  • The Best of Northern England: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    10. The Best of Northern England: 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Spend 5 glorious days exploring the very best of northern England on this exciting multi-day tour. Discover the beautiful East Lothian coastline and the amazing Alnwick Castle, spend some time in the city of York, and explore nature in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, travel to the shores of Ullswater,, said to be England's most beautiful lake, and much more along the way. Day 1 Your tour starts with a beautiful drive down the magnificent East Lothian coastline as you travel towards the walled border town of Berwick Upon Tweed. After stopping to admire the fortifications, continue to Alnwick Castle, whose magnificent interior and gardens have appeared in many films and television programs. Leaving Alnwick behind, travel towards the City of York on the Great North Road, and ar...

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What people are saying about Yorkshire Dales National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

I took my 86 year mum on the afternoon tea cruise, from start to finish the crew did so much to help her enjoy her day, we were able to leave her wheelchair at the office and thee crew helped her on board. The food was exceptional and there was plenty to eat, all neatly presented. The cruise was very scenic and totally relaxing. When we returned back to the quay, heer wheelchair was waiting for her and again the crew were exceptional and very caring, it was the best experience we've had from start to finish and will recommend it to everyone.

This was a Christmas gift for my Brother who loves Emmerdale. I was never a fan but after Bev talked us through the locations, even I have started to watch it again after a 25 year break. Bev was full of amazing facts, she was absolutely lovely and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thank you so much. XxXx

Had afternoon tea for our wedding anniversary.Was so well organised and the staff really pleasant.The food was good and the 2hour sail was very enjoyable

Fantastic afternoon. The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful.The food was excellent - tasty and very enjoyable.

The guys on the boat were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. And of course the food was delicious!