Places to Visit and Things to do

Lindale Holiday Park is located in Wensleydale in an area of outstanding natural beauty and rolling hills with excellent access to the dales and moors of Yorkshire.

There are many different attractions close to Lindale Holiday Park and something to suit all tastes, below 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 food in their cosy bar with an open fire, as well as having fortnightly Sunday lunchtime live jazz sessions.

The Queens Head in Finghall serves an extensive menu of good food inside 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.

Bedale Market

Bedale Market Town

Queens Head Finghall

The Queens Head

Activities:

The spectacular landscape of 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 website which can help you find; Public Right of Way, Sustrans and local cycle routes, Museums, Parks and Gardens and other places of interest. The main site can be found here. They have also produced an excellent series of guides detailing picturesque walks, cycle and horse rides around the county.

 

Walking - Lower Wensleydale, the upper dales, the Yorkshire Moors, the Pennine Way.

Cycling - Safe local lanes, many cycle routes, Le Tour Yorkshire

Fishing - Fly and coarse fishing in river and lake

Horse Riding - At Masham Riding Centre & Wensleydale Equestrian near Hawes.

Golf - Bedale, Richmond, Catterick, Masham.

Swimming, Sauna & Health Spa - Bedale, Richmond, Catterick.

Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls

Yorkshire Moors

Yorkshire Moors

Historic Sites:

Fountains Abbey Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Yorkshire’s first world heritage site.

Image credit: Hugh Mothersole / Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Jervaulx Abbey

Jervauix Abbey is an enchanting 12th century Cistercian Monastery near East Witton.

Image credit: Matt Buck / Jervaulx Abbey MMB 14 ks01 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral, one of the oldest sites of continuous Christian worship in Britain.

Image credit: Billy Wilson / Ripon Cathedral, Ripon, England / CC BY-NC 2.0

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey near Skipton has over 80 miles of continuous footpaths to explore as well as the ruined priory.

Image credit: Public Domain Pictures / Bolton Abbey In North Yorkshire / CC0 1.0

Easby Abbey

Easby Abbey, the remains of an unusual Premonstratensian abbey, easily reached on foot from Richmond.

Image credit: Flickr / Section Easby Abbey / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Northern England.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Richmond Castle, 2009 / CC BY-SA 2.0

Castle Bolton

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.

Image credit: Billy Wilson / Bolton Castle, England / CC BY-NC 2.0

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle once home to King Richard III and known in former times as the Windsor of the North.

Image credit: Gordon Hatton / Middleham Castle / CC BY-SA 2.0

Constable Burton Hall

Constable Burton Hall is a handsome Palladian villa with woodland, formal gardens and stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Constable Burton Hall / CC BY-SA 2.0

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall is an unusual Jacobean Hall containing an impressive collection of paintings and furniture.

Image credit: Gordon Hatton / Kiplin Hall west front / CC BY-SA 2.0

Newby Hall

Newby Hall is a beautiful house set in 25 acres of award winning gardens.

Image credit: Lynne Glazzard / NewbyHall / CC BY-SA 2.0

Local Market Towns:

Leyburn

Leyburn, weekly market Fridays, farmers market 4th Saturday.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Leyburn / CC BY-SA 2.0

Masham

Masham, markets Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Masham Market Place / CC BY-SA 2.0

Northallerton

Northallerton, weekly market Wednesdays, farmers market 4th Wednesday.

Image credit: Bob Embleton / Northallerton Market / CC BY-SA 2.0

Reeth

Reeth

Image credit: Russel Wills / Market day at Reeth / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ripon

Ripon, weekly market Thursdays, farmers market3rd Sunday.

Image credit: Malc McDonald / Ripon Market Place / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thirsk

Thirsk, markets Mondays and Saturdays, farmers markets 1st Saturday, livestock market starting 9am.

Image credit: Colin Park / Thirsk - Market Place & clock tower / CC BY-SA 2.0

Richmond, markets Tuesdays (indoor), Fridays and Saturdays, farmers market 3rd Saturday.

Bedale, weekly market Tuesdays.

Middleham

Hawes

Local Attractions:

The Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is full of strange things, a great day out for families.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Facetower / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre in York invites visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago.

Image credit: Jeremy Bolwell / The entrance to the Jorvik Viking Centre / CC BY-SA 2.0

The National Railway Musuem

The National Railway Museum in York with over 300 years of railway history.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / National rail museum 8568 / CC BY-SA 4.0

Flamingo Land Theme Park

Flamingo Land Theme Park with extreme rides and a zoo, near York.

Image credit: Flickr / Flamingo Land 234 / CC BY 2.0

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor Ice Cream produce delicious ice cream on the farm using the milk from their herd of Guernsey cows.

Image credit: Martin Dawes / Gate Post at High Jervaulx Farm / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Lightwater Valley Theme Park is a fun family theme park near Ripon.

Image credit: Paul Harrop / Skyrider' at Lightwater Valley / CC BY-SA 2.0

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks curious rock formations scattered over 50 acres of Brimham Moor.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire, UK / CC BY 3.0

Thorp Perrow Arboretum And Gardens

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Gardens near Bedale, a beautiful woodland garden set in 100 acres, including a birds of prey & mammal centre.

Image credit: Flickr / Thorp Perrow | Thorp Perrow arboretum / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic.

Image credit: John Lucas / Goathland Station, North Yorkshire Moors / CC BY-SA 2.0

Rope Makers In Hawes

Rope Makers in Hawes; watch ropes being made using the traditional method.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ropemaker (Outhwaites), Hawes / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Tea Pottery In Leyburn

The Tea Pottery in Leyburn, home of the eccentric teapot.

Image credit: EJ Bulmer / The Teapottery,Leyburn / CC BY 2.0

The Black Sheep Brewery In Masham

The Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, where you can take a brewery tour and have a meal in the Bistro.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / 2014 Masham Black Sheep Brewery / CC BY-SA 3.0

Theakstons Brewery

Theakston’s Brewery home to legendary Masham Ale Old Peculier.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Theakstons Brewery / CC BY-SA 3.0

Aysgarth Falls 1

Aysgarth Falls, one of Wensleydale’s most famous beauty spots (featured in the Kevin Costner film, Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves), with a pleasant riverside walk linking the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls.

Image credit: Tom Richardson / Aysgarth Upper Falls / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Big Sheep Little Cow Farm is a fun hands-on experience for children and adults.

RHS Gardens Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Camp Hill Estate outdoor action adventure with quad biking, Segway, aerial extreme and an adventure playground.

Aerial Extreme Bedale provide an action packed experience 13m above ground.

The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, makers of the only real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese in the world.

The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway offering a great day out in the dales.

Richmond Station offers food, film and art in the sympathetically restored historic Victorian station.

Gayle Mill is a restored 19th century sawmill, as featured on BBC Restoration.

Harrogate Turkish Baths offers a number of luxury treatments as well as steam rooms.

The York Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride, a truly unique and exciting walk through experience.

Horse Racing: Catterick, Thirsk, Ripon, York.

Seasonal Events:

The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show – mid-July, England’s premier agricultural show.

Image credit: Nigel Thompson / Great Yorkshire Showground / CC BY-SA 2.0

Masham Steam Rally

Masham Steam Rally – mid- July, see steam engines and fair organs.

Image credit: Flickr / AH6813 1911 Burrell showmans engine 'Yorkshireman' Masham / CC BY 2.0

Masham Sheep Fair

Masham Sheep Fair – mid-September, local crafts, food and drink and sheepy fun and entertainment.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / File:Suffolk Sheep trio / CC BY-SA 4.0

Middleham Stables Open Weekend – Easter Monday. A look behind the scenes at some famous racing establishments. Stalls and entertainment throughout the day in the town.

West Burton May Fair – May, fun, games and displays on the village green.

Swaledale Festival – early June, music, literature and art from around the globe set in the dales.

Leyburn 1940s Weekend – mid- July, all things 1940s with music, singing, dancing, stalls and vehicles.

Ripley Agricultural Show – mid-August, with local food and drink and livestock displays.

Hardraw Force Brass Band Contest – early September, Britain’s second oldest outdoor brass band contest.

Nidderdale Show – mid-September, one of the country’s finest displays of livestock and crafts, representing all that is best in the Dales.

Ripon International Festival – throughout September, annual arts festival featuring classical music.

Skipton Puppet Festival – late September, held every odd year, biennial international puppet festival.

Dales Festival of Food and Drink – Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 80 local food stands under one roof.

Brough Agricultural Show – mid- August, livestock showing, crafts and vintage tractor display.

West Witton Feast Weekend – late August, local crafts and produce, fell racing, Burning Bartle parade.

Wensleydale Agricultural Show – late August, a traditional Dales show with lots to see and do.

Reeth Show – late August, a traditional Dales agricultural show in Swaledale.

Pateley Bridge Walking Festival – late September, walking festival in beautiful Nidderdale.

Ingleton Folk Weekend – late September/early October, folk music in the bars, pubs and cafes of Ingleton.

Richmond Walking and Book Festival – late September/early October, guided walks, music, talks and film.

Grassington Dickensian Festival – several Saturdays in December, see the village square and streets transformed into a traditional Victorian market with villagers in costume.

Within reach of a visit are: Hawes, Reeth, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Masham, Sedburgh, Skipton, Kirby Stephen, Kendal, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, Wetherby, Boroughbridge, York, Scarborough, Whitby, Pickering, Helmsley and many more...

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