Things To Do & Attractions

Family activities Askrigg England

Ingleborough Cave
Ingleborough Cave. Limestone scenery on the surface has a special beauty, but underground in Ingleborough Cave it is spectacular!

Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess, born over 500 years ago, in a cave beside Knaresborough’s mysterious Petrifying Well.

Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow, Pateley Bridge
Discover the underground wonders that were discovered by lead miners in the 19th Century, exploring the natural dry stream passage that was formed 500, 000 years ago with stalagmite and stalactite formations

White Scar Cave, Ingleton
White Scar Cave, Ingleton. The longest show cave in Britain, with the 200, 000 years old ice age cavern, underground streams, waterfalls and thousands of stalactites.

Cinema and Theatre

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
Experience theatre as the Georgian's did. Built in 1788, closed in 1848, the theatre was reopened in 1963 and restored and extended in 2003

The Station Rchmond
With two cinema screens, a cafe-restaurant, art gallery, heritage centre and six artisan food-makers on the premises, The Station is a great place to start your visit to Richmond.

Events, Festivals and Shows

Dales Festival of Food
Based in and around Leyburn, Wensleydale and held over the bank Holiday weekend at the beginning of May-please check the website for dates and times. Celebrates the food, drink and farming of the Yorkshire Dales.

Grassington Festival
Put simply, this quiet Dales village is planning the biggest party it’s ever seen.

Kettlewell, Scarecrow Festival
Scarecrow Festival held during the second week of August, with over 100 scarecrows displayed around the village.

Reeth Show
A traditional dales show in picturesque surroundings, Reeth Show in Swaledale, is a great day out for the whole family, with entertainments, trade stands and a chance to see some of the best livestock on display.

Richmond Walking and Book Festival
Richmond Walking and Book Festival

Swaledale Festival
The Swaledale Festival. A diverse programme of music, poetry, visual arts, walks, exhibitions and workshops throughout Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale.

The Great Yorkshire Show
The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Held in Harrogate in mid July, over 125, 000 visitors will enjoy this celebration of agriculture and country life.

Askrigg Produce Show
Askrigg and District Produce Association Annual Show August Bank Holiday Monday

Muker Show
We are a small and friendly traditional agriculture and horticultural show blessed with an enviable location – the meadows in Muker village – with stunning views up and down the dale. The show is always held on the first Wednesday of September.

Food and Drink

Askrigg Village Kitchen
Honest, fresh, and satisfying fayre prepared by cooks not chefs in our village kitchen for you to enjoy at home

The Crown Inn Askrigg
The Crown at Askrigg in Wensleydale, is a totally traditional Dales pub that serves good ales and good well prepared meals

White Rose Hotel, Askrigg
Country House Hotel situated in the heart of Askrigg, Excellent meals

Ramsay's Fish and Chips
Serving customers throughout the Yorkshire Dales for more than 30 years, Ramsay’s have an enviable reputation for great tasting suppers and service.

Health and Beauty

Ginger Tree Health and Beauty
Ginger Tree offers holistic health and beauty treatments including massage and relaxation therapies using only organic products in the heart of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales and is based at Simonstone Hall Hotel near Hawes

Horse Riding

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre, Arkengarthdale. When you choose to ride with Arkle Moor Riding Centre you can be sure of a commitment to make your riding experience a pleasure.

Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre
A British Horse Society Approved Centre in the Yorkshire Dales, offering trekking, trail rides, lessons, river rides, children’s’ parties and children’s ‘own a pony’ weeks, with facilities for schools, groups and disabled riders.

Museums, Visitor Centres and Theme Parks

Beck Isle Museum Pickering
The Beck Isle Museum is housed in a handsome Regency residence near the centre of Pickering

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham
The Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham. An ideal place for an interesting and alternative day out. The Brewery is perfectly situated in the famous market town of Masham at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham. This magnificent building, styled like a French château, was purpose built as a museum in the late 19th century. It is named after its founders, and was their legacy for the people of Teesdale

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum
These delightful Gardens, close to the centre of Pocklington, are home to a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies - the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe.

Burton Agnes Hall
Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the same family for more than four hundred years.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby
The Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
The Museum offers visitors an opportunity to discover the skills and customs that built Cleveland's Ironstone heritage.

Dig York
Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!

Eden Camp, Malton
The only modern history theme museum of its type in the world, a visit to Eden Camp will transport you back to wartime Britain.

Farfield Mill Sedbergh
Four floors of inspiration await in this vibrant arts and heritage centre housed in a restored Victorian woollen mill.

Gayle Mill
Looking for things to do and places to go in the Yorkshire Dales? Come to Gayle Mill for a day out with a difference!

Hazel Brow farm and Visitor Centre, Low Row, Reeth
Hazel Brow farm and Visitor Centre, Low Row, Reeth. In the heart of Swaledale this award winning, all weather attraction has something for everyone-guided tours, demonstrations, craft activities, walks, farm shop, cafe and much more!

Hesketh Farm Park
Hesketh Farm Park is part of a 600 acre working farm situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Yorkshire Dales; Bolton Abbey.

Holgate Windmill Preservation Society
Holgate Windmill Preservation Society

Joe Cornish Galleries
Joe Cornish Galleries is based in Northallerton it features Joe's contemporary limited edition prints and hosts exhibitions by other outstanding landscape photographers.

Kilnsey Park and Restaurant, Kilnsey, near Skipton
Trout farm, farm shop, restaurant and coffee shop. Enjoy the red squirrel nature trail and fun fishing for children. Also watergardens, craft and gift centre and aquarium.

Monk Park Farm, Bagby, Thirsk
An excellent and memorable day out for children and adults of all ages

National Railway Museum York
The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home to the UK's national rail collection

Quaker Tapestry, Kendal
The Quaker Tapestry, Kendal. Discover the 777 unique Tapestry panels-one of the largest community textile projects in the world. Explore the social history representing life from 1652 to the present day.

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