[Lindale Holiday Park]  

Places to Visit and Things to do

View of Bainbridge Lindale Holiday Park is located in Wensleydale in an area of beautiful rolling hills with excellent access to the dales and the moors of Yorkshire. There are many attractions close to Lindale Holiday Park and something to suit all tastes, here is just a selection:

Local Services:

Bedale, an historic market town, is three miles away and has many specialist shops including butchers, bakers, grocers, gift shops and beauty salons. There are five pubs serving local beer including Black Sheep. Some pubs serve food, in addition there are a selection of cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

There are many village pubs in the local area serving excellent food. Maps are provided in the lodges of walks to two of the nearest local pubs, each is around three miles through picturesque country lanes and fields:

  • The Buck Inn in Thornton Watlass serves good food in their cosy bar with open fire, as well as having a fortnightly Sunday lunchtime live jazz session.
  • The Queens Head in Finghall serves an extensive menu of good food inside in the bar or restaurant or on their outside seating area enjoying beautiful views across the dale.
  • The Cover Bridge Inn is an historic 16th century inn on the banks of the River Cover, which serves an extensive menu of good food in the bar or restaurant or on their outside seating. Dogs are allowed inside and there are wonderful walks along the river in both directions.
View of Aysgarth Falls


The spectacular landscape of the The Yorkshire Dales includes rugged heather-clad moorland, sheltered green dales, limestone scars, rushing rivers and roaring waterfalls. It is a walker’s paradise with over a thousand miles of paths and bridleways within the Yorkshire Dales National Park alone. An excellent collection of short walks in the National Park complete with maps can be found here.

Yorkshire County Council has created an interactive web site which can help you find; Public Rights of Way, Sustrans and local cycle routes, Museums, Park and Gardens and other places of interest. The main site can be found here. Yorkshire County Council has produced an excellent series of guides detailing interesting picturesque walks and cycle and horse rides around the county. The guides are listed by district. Lindale Holiday Park is in Richmondshire but is close to Hambleton and Harrogate. These guides can be found here.

Historic Sites:

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Yorkshire's first world heritage site.
  • Jervaulx Abbey is an enchanting 12th century Cistercian Monastery near East Witton.
  • Ripon Cathedral, one of the oldest sites of continuous Christian worship in Britain.
  • Bolton Abbey near Skipton has over 80 miles of footpaths to explore as well as the ruined priory.
  • Easby Abbey, the remains of an unusual Premonstratensian abbey, easily reached on foot from Richmond.
  • Richmond Castle is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Northern England.View of Bolton Castle
  • Castle Bolton is one of the country's best preserved medieval castles, situated in the heart of Wensleydale with stunning views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Middleham Castle, once home to King Richard III and known in former times as the Windsor of the North.
  • Constable Burton Hall is a handsome Palladian villa with woodland, formal gardens and stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips.
  • Kiplin Hall is an unusual Jacobean hall containing an impressive collection of paintings and furniture.
  • Newby Hall is a beautiful house set in 25 acres of award winning gardens.

Local Market Towns:

  • Leyburn, weekly market Fridays, farmers' market 4th Saturday
  • Masham, markets Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Bedale, weekly market Tuesdays
  • Middleham
  • Northallerton, weekly market Wednesdays, farmers' market 4th Wednesday
  • Richmond, markets Tuesdays (indoor), Fridays and Saturdays, farmers' market 3rd Saturday
  • Reeth
  • Hawes
  • Ripon, weekly market Thursdays, farmers' markets 3rd Sunday
  • Thirsk, markets Mondays and Saturdays, farmers' markets 1st Saturday, livestock market Thursdays starting 9am

Local Attractions:

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Further afield but within reach for a visit are the historic towns of: Harrogate, Durham, York, Newcastle, Scarborough, Whitby.

More things to do and places to visit can be found at Welcome to Yorkshire