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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tea Room
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“You’ll only find Betty’s Tearooms in Yorkshire and this is the nearest one to us. Approximately 40 minutes drive away from the cottage but well worth it. Saturdays in the summer are especially special with the brass band playing in the band stand and a happy buzz of happy shoppers. The gift shop is delightful. Perfect for purchasing a gift or a foodie keep sake to remember the experience of the one and only ‘Bettys’. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Castle
“There are not many complete castles in Yorkshire, There is a ruined one in Pontefract, but none other than this. There is a lovely walk along the river to the side of the castle too. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“Unique geological feature: great limestone cliff through which runs a stream: very impressive sight and nice walk up from the village of Malham.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nature
“Famous beauty spot in the Dales, it is a 40 minute trip from the property, it is a large cliff formed by a melting waterfall from about 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. Steep sections on parts of the walk to the cliff top. If you are lucky you may spot a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons nearer the village. Malham Cove is one of the most successful peregrine nest sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with at least 61 young raised since a pair first nested in 1993. www.malhamdale.com ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Yorkshire Dales are an area of particular natural beauty and perfect for walkers. Malham Cove is a large curved limestone formation 0.6 miles north of the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago. Malham Tarn is a glacial lake near the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, England. The lake is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales are well worth a visit from the highest pub in Britain Tan hill to the lovely market towns such as Leyburn and lots more besides . The landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales are fantastic at any time of the year , great for walkers and cyclists too.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Landmark
“Parking is usually available but the town is very busy on market days, so allow plenty of time. The walk behind the Castle is great and you can always stroll along the Leeds Liverpool canal and watch the barges come and go.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“Fantastic American Diner and playpark for one and all, tie this in with a trip to Skipton. A must see......35 min drive”
  • 13 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Fantastic 'farm shop' with a huge selection of products, and a great restaurant”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lots of off road bike trails, bike hire available. Also nice little themed walking trails for kids and a small playground. Upstairs at the cafe there are toys and plenty of space. Look at The Hub Facebook page as they have lots of events including forest school sessions and mini music festivals.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our closest mountain, a great walk with a bit of scrambling. The classic route starts in Horton or you can do a shorter walk if you drive up through Stainforth.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you’re feeling flush, or have a special occasion to celebrate this place is for you. Michelin Star restaurant in a 15th century coaching inn. 45 minute drive into the Dales. Beautiful countryside too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely traditional pub great in winter when open fires are burning. Good pub food build into your trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Have a go at their bull ring game which is a hook that you have to swing a bullring at to try and hook the bullring onto the hook! Really quirky! Good pub grub. Would recommend ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Embassy
“A grea little outlying villag with lovely walks all around, great would-be sure to try The Cavendish. See a real steam train and take in the sights of the Dale's.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Transportation
“Well worth a trip to see this incredible feat of Victorian infrastructure. Easy to reach by road or rail. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“Caving in the Yorkshire Dales - Stump Cross Caverns Looking for a fun day out for all the family? Why not try Caving at Stump Cross Caverns, situated at Greenhow Hill in the Yorkshire Dales they are just 3 miles away from Pateley Bridge on the B6265. Stump Cross Caverns are open almost every day, where you can explore the limestone cave systems at your leisure”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Lovely traditional pub great in winter when open fires are burning. Good pub food build into your trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Have a go at their bull ring game which is a hook that you have to swing a bullring at to try and hook the bullring onto the hook! Really quirky! Good pub grub. Would recommend ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Caving in the Yorkshire Dales - Stump Cross Caverns Looking for a fun day out for all the family? Why not try Caving at Stump Cross Caverns, situated at Greenhow Hill in the Yorkshire Dales they are just 3 miles away from Pateley Bridge on the B6265. Stump Cross Caverns are open almost every day, where you can explore the limestone cave systems at your leisure”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great intimate French bistro with friendly staff and an eclectic menu. The have a great value early bird menu if you fancy a popping in on your way back from the Dales. Probably the best restaurant in Skipton. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“The restaurant offers award-winning food in a warm and comfortable surroundings. With a range of food to suit everyone’s taste, from traditional English to French and Mediterranean dishes. The bar is very popular with local people who are quick to welcome visitors. You can expect good conversation, a fine range of wines and beers, together with a relaxed atmosphere and a warming log fire. Dogs are also welcome in the bar area. Food Served Monday Open from 3.00pm for food and drink. Tuesday – Saturday 11.30am – 9.00pm Sunday Food service is between 12.00pm and 8.00pm – booking is advisable The bar is open until 1.00am”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful food in a beautiful village about half an hour's drive away. Definitely one for a special occasion”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This Michelin star restaurant is very high end. Great modern English. 20 minutes by car. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent range of local ales which are changed regularly. Friendly staff and dog friendly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the tastiest restaurants in Ilkley, and the local area! Really great Vietnamese food.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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