Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved castles in
In Skipton. You can take a short pleasure cruise along the
Leeds Liverpool canal, embarking from the wharf at Coach
In the Town Hall building, at the top of Skipton High
Street. Exhibits on prehistoric and Roman Craven. Victorian
homes. Toys. Farming. Leadmining. Rocks and minerals. Free
Embsay Steam Railway, Near Skipton
A volunteer-run steam railway. Trains run every Sunday.
Special events. Thomas the tank engine makes regular
appearances here. The line connects you to Bolton Abbey
Estate. Follow the link for more details.
Bolton Abbey Estate
Bolton Priory was built by the Augustinian Canons and ruined
by Henry VIII. Now a beautiful, well kept country estate and
open to the public. Over 80 miles of riverside, woodland and
moorland paths, picnic areas, tea rooms and restaurants,
gift shops and fabulous scenery..
Cliffe Castle Museum
Built in the 1830's. Victorian furnished rooms, and exhibits
of both natural science and local history. Temporary
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The KWVR Runs old steam and deisel trains daily through the
summer, and connects from Keighley to Haworth and Oxenhope.
Once a Roman fort town, The town was a fashionable spa
resort in Victorian times. The famous Ilkley Moor, and the
Cow and Calf rocks...
East Riddlesden Hall
Merchants house and tithe barn. Duck pond, garden, grass
maze, ghosts. Costumed tours.
Probably the single most impressive natural feature in the
whole of the Yorkshire Dales - Malham Cove.
Parcevall Hall Gardens
Set in a beautiful area with excellent views. 16 acres of
Woodland garden, with pools and streams. Open to the Public
through the summer. Picnic area. Free parking.
Kilnsey Crag, Kilnsey Trout farm
Impressive crag leans right out above the road. Trout Farm.
Fly fishing, pony trekking and a childrens adventure
Stump Cross Caverns
On the B6265 between Grassington and Pately Bridge.
Discovered in 1860. Natural caves open to the public...
Haworth & Brontė Parsonage
Beautifully preserved, the original Haworth parsonage is now
an excellent museum for Brontė fans. Nearby is Top Withins
Farm, the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The outstanding
Brontė Society website, at
www.bronte.info has tons of information on the
parsonage, the museum, and the Brontės in general...
Settle Carlisle Railway
The town of Settle is 15 miles away, but you can actually
connect onto the most spectacular train line in England from
Ruined old Manor house and hamlet, near Colne. Believed to
have inspired Rochester's home, Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre.
Like all good ruins, it is haunted. Nice place, has pretty
bridges over the beck, a small museum and some tea rooms.
Built by Victorian wool baron Sir Titus Salt, Saltaire was a
complete industrial village for his workers. The Mill now
holds the 1853 gallery, with the worlds largest collection
of David Hockney paintings.
Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills, in Eccleshill on the outskirts of Bradford,
is a living museum giving an insight into the way we onced
lived and worked, and it's free.
Ingleborough Mountain, one of the famous Three Peaks of the
Yorkshire Dales National Park, is renowned for its caves and
potholes. The area contains a labyrinth of underground
passages and watercourses hollowed out of the limestone rock
over thousands of years
Brimham Rocks is a large area of strange rock formations,
huge millstone grit boulders that have naturally eroded into
freaky shapes. Site owned and run by the National Trust.
This stunning house and gardens, winner of the Visitor
Attraction of the Year 2002, is well worth the the visit,
with its outstanding collections, lake, and landscape.
Enough to keep any family occupied and happy for the day.
Pendle Hill and the Pendle Witches
Famous for the Pendle witch trials of the 17th century, when
19 local women were hung for, well, being witches. Brooding
landscape. Good walking country, even if it is in