WHAT TO SEE

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.

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.

Wensleydale Show
Traditional dales show, located close to Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale. The Show features horticultural and handicraft classes and an extensive range of competitive events for livestock such as sheep, cattle, horses and poultry.

Pennine Way Transport
The Pennine Way, a 268 mile trail chasing the Pennines along the backbone of England, from Derbyshire, through 3 National Parks, over Hadrian’s Wall and on to the Scottish Borders, using old miners tracks, packhorse routes and drove roads.

The Dalesman
The Dalesman is the magazine for lovers of The Dales, with a wealth of local articles and information.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton
Bolton Abbey, Skipton. Bolton Abbey is the Yorkshire Estate of the Duke of Devonshire and has been in the family since the 1750’s.

Bolton Castle, Leyburn.
Bolton castle, Leyburn. Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle was the stronghold of the Scrope family. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for 6 months.

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.

Burton Constable Hall
Burton Constable Hall Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire. The Hall is East Yorkshire’s largest historic house, with over 30 rooms open to the public.

Castle Howard, York
Castle Howard, York. Magnificent 18th Century House with extensive collections and breathtaking grounds featuring temples, lakes and fountains

Constable Burton Hall, Leyburn
Constable Burton Hall is a handsome Palladian villa standing at the entrance to Wensleydale

Duncombe Park Helmsley
Duncombe Park Helmsley, York. The Great House was built in 1713 on a virgin plateau overlooking Helmsley Castle and the valley of the River Rye. There are 35 acres of 18th Century landscaped green gardens with vast terraces, temples and woodlands

English Heritage
English heritage look after the historic environment of England. Properties in Yorkshire include Rievaulx Abbey; Helmsley Castle; Mount Grace Priory; Richmond Castle; Middleham Castle and Whitby Abbey, along with many others

Fountains Abbey, Ripon
In 1132, 13 monks came here to start a simpler life. This secluded valley became home to one of the wealthiest abbeys in medieval Europe and is now a World Heritage Site.

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds
Magnificent Yorkshire home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood. Renowned for its stunning collections of English 18th Century and Italian Renaissance masterpieces. The Grounds, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, have lakeside and woodland walks

Harlow Carr Gardens
Harlow Gardens Botanical Gardens, Harrogate. The 68 acre gardens are a showcase for northern gardeners, and visitors enter a world of landscaped beauty where all year round interest awaits.

Helmsley Walled Garden
Magical hidden garden and discover surprises around every corner. Set against the backdrop of Helmsley castle, the towering walls surround 5 acres of busy kitchen gardens producing hundreds of varieties of organic fruit, vegetables and unusual plants

Kiplin Hall, Richmond
Hunting lodge built in 1620 for James 1’s Secretary of State, George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore and founder of Maryland, USA. Its design was unique in Jacobean architecture, with domed towers on each side of a tall symmetrical pavilion.

Markenfield Hall
A superb moated mediaeval manor house, one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in England, listed in the Domesday Book in 1085

National Trust in Yorkshire
The National Trust in Yorkshire

Newby Hall, Ripon
One of England’s renowned Adam houses, an exceptional example of 18th Century interior decoration with 25 acres of gardens. Children’s Adventure Garden, Miniature Railway, River Trips, Woodland Walk, Sculpture Park, Picnic Area and Restaurant.

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover dramatic moor land, wooded valleys and beautiful rivers all rich in wildlife

Parcevall Hall Gardens
Parcevall Hall Gardens, Skyreholme, Skipton. Sixteen acres of beautiful woodland gardens in magnificent Dales countryside with glorious views of Simon’s Seat and Wharfedale.

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co Durham
Raby Castle is one of the North’s most impressive castles. Built in the 14th Century by the Nevill family, it has been home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626. fine furniture, impressive artworks and elaborate architecture.

Ripley Castle
Ripley Castle, near Harrogate has been home to the Ingilby family since 1325. The rooms are fine Georgian and Tudor. The walled gardens contain the National hyacinth collection, huge herbaceous borders, hot houses and tropical plant collection.

Ripon Cathedral and Thorpe Prebend House
A uniquely historical place for prayer and worship, as well as a vibrant and important centre of the local community and the arts, the Cathedral dates back more than 1300 years.

Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens
Scampston Hall is one of the finest country houses in Yorkshire.

Skipton Castle, Skipton
Skipton Castle, Skipton. One of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, and can be explored from the atmospheric dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
Stillingfleet Lodge is a late 18th Century farmhouse surrounded by a series of contrasting gardens. Each garden is packed with texture and foliage densely planted for ease of maintenance based on cottage garden principles.

Sutton Park Stately Home
Sutton Park was built in the eighteenth century by Philip Harland. It is now the family home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum
One of the largest collections of trees and shrubs in the north, including a 16th Century medieval spring wood and 19th Century pinetum. The falcons of Thorp Perrow has over 75 birds of prey from all over the world

Wolds Way Lavender
Discover and enjoy this excellent visitor attraction – 120+ varieties of lavender and herbs – free entrance – tea shop – distillery – herb & plant sales – gift shop – plenty for everyone.

Yorkshire Lavender
Yorkshire’s Premier Triple Award-Winning Lavender Farm, Lavender Gardens and Specialist Plant Nursery set in a spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Middleham Castle
Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III.

High Force Waterfall
High Force is reputed to be the highest unbroken fall of water in England.

Janet’s Foss
Janet’s Foss is within easy walking idstance of the village of Malham

Aysgarth Falls
The three stepped waterfalls at Aysgarth have been a tourist attraction for over 200 years.

Hardraw Force
England`s largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 foot drop.

Cauldron Falls, West Burton
Another Wensleydale waterfall. A short walk from the West Burton’s pretty village green brings you to this shady spot with its small waterfall and the remains of the town mill.