A guide to the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park was founded in 1953 and has been awe-inspiring visitors since before holidays were conceived. It is one of the UK's fifteen national parks and is home to slightly over 23,500 people and many more sheep. It spans over 841 square miles and features 384 miles of walking routes. Consider yourself capable of dealing with it. If you are able, climb the county's famous three peaks, Whernside, Ingleborough, and Pen-y-ghent, to name a few.

If you're planning a visit to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, our handy guide will come in handy whether you're searching for a place to stay, a place to dine, a place to take the kids, a place to stroll, or a site to see. We hope that our suggestions inspire you.

Top attractions in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is characterised by its dramatic, austere, and stunning hills and rolling dales landscapes. If you appreciate the great outdoors, the Yorkshire Dales will reciprocate. It's an incredible place to simply take a stroll around the glacier-carved valleys and dales, and there is so much to see and do. Continue reading to learn more, then see our Discover Yorkshire guide for other attractions and places to visit on your holiday.

Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls National Park Ideal for visiting the magnificent waterfalls on the River Ure, the Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre's Information Advisers can also point you in the direction of other lovely walks in the area, including those through the surrounding woods or up to the charming villages of Carperby or Aysgarth.