Top things to do

Top Choice Pub Food in Richmond

George & Dragon

A mile and a half west of Richmond, on a minor road south of the river, the George & Dragon is a genuine local pub, community-owned and managed, that serves a small menu of freshly prepared pub grub including sa…
Top Choice British in Skipton

Le Caveau

Set in a stylishly decorated 16th-century cellar with barrel-vaulted ceilings, this friendly bistro offers a seasonal menu built lovingly around fresh local produce. Daily specials include dishes such as home-cured …
Pub in Yorkshire Dales National Park

Tan Hill Inn

About 11 miles northwest of Reeth, sitting in the middle of nowhere at an elevation of 328m (1732ft), is Britain’s highest pub. Despite its isolation the Tan Hill Inn is an unexpectedly comfortable and welcoming hos…
Art in Grassington

Grassington Festival

Highlight of the cultural year in the Yorkshire Dales is the Grassington Festival, a two-week arts extravaganza held in June that attracts many big names in music, theatre and comedy, and also includes offbeat event…
Castle in Richmond

Richmond Castle

The impressive heap that is Richmond Castle, founded in 1070, was one of the first castles in England since Roman times to be built of stone. It's had many uses through the years, including a stint as a prison for c…
Museum in Hawes

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery is devoted to the production of the animated TV characters Wallace and Gromit's favourite crumbly white cheese. You can visit the cheese museum, watch cheesemakers in action in the viewing galle…
Cafe in Grassington

Corner House Cafe

This cute little white cottage, just uphill from the village square, serves good coffee and unusual homemade cakes (citrus and lavender syrup sponge is unexpectedly delicious), as well as tasty lunch specials such a…
Waterfall in Hawes

Hardraw Force

About 1.5 miles north of Hawes is 30m-high Hardraw Force, the highest unbroken waterfall in England, but by international standards not that impressive (except after heavy rain). Access is via a lovely landscaped wa…
Street in Skipton

High St

Skipton's pride and joy is the broad and bustling High St, one of the most attractive shopping streets in Yorkshire. There's a general market on High St four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), and…
Museum in Richmond

Richmondshire Museum

The Richmondshire Museum is a delight, with local history exhibits including an early Yorkshire cave-dweller and displays about lead mining, which forever altered the Swaledale landscape a century ago. You can also …