Interesting Facts

Most of the Yorkshire Dales are named after their rivers but Wensleydale is named after the small market town that produced the crumbly cheese.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of 15 in the UK.

There is a species of moss that only grows in the Yorkshire Dales.

There are nearly 1100 farms in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Lead Mining was common in the Yorkshire Dales in the 19th century.

The Yorkshire Dales are known to have over 2500 caves with many like White Scar Cave, Ingleborough Cave and Stump Cross Caverns popular to tour.

Don’t Miss

Wensleydale Railway

Ribblehead Viaduct

Blacksheep Brewery, Masham

Buttertubs Pass

Bolton Abbey Estate

Middleham Castle

Malham Cove

The Forbidden Corner, Middeham

Skipton Town Hall and the Craven Museum

Skipton Castle 

Ripon’s Workhouse, Prison/Police and Courthouse Museums

Ingleton Waterfalls Trails