Explore Wensleydale, Littondale and Nidderdale, and discover the delights of the English countryside on this Yorkshire Dales day trip from York. Visit sites of interest including Askrigg and the market town of Hawes before delving deep into the heart of the mighty Yorkshire Dales National Park to enjoy panoramic views over Kilnsey Crag. Travel through Buckden to the picturesque village of Kettlewell, and explore sites made famous in popular British films and television programs. Then, visit the world’s oldest candy shop before returning in comfort to York.
Enjoy the stunning natural landscapes of Yorkshire Dales National Park on a full-day tour from York
Make a stop at 14th century Bolton Castle for awe-inspiring views over Wensleydale
Sample the cheeses at the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes
Finish your day with a visit to "The Oldest Sweet Shop in The World" in Pateley Bridge
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small group ensures personal service
Explore the traditional Dales village of Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie
Thanks to our tour guide Mark, who gave a wonderful commentary on places, history, and much more about how people live in this beautiful National Park. Visited many "charming" (his favourite word!) villages and made a lunch break at the Wensleydale Creameries where we were recommended to sample for free the local cheeses. Sadly, there was not enough time after cheese sampling, shopping and lunch in the very good cafe-restaurant to walk down into the village of Hawes, which must surely suffer a depletion of trade through coach tours making a beeline for this popular self-contained attraction. If I had this trip again, I would rather explore the village with its variety of independent shops and places to have lunch.
Thanks for providing a review and I note your comments about the 90 minute stop in Hawes over lunchtime. Our Guides always explain the alternative options at the places we stop then people make their own choices. It is well worth exploring the town of Hawes but, as you found, Wensleydale Creamery also has a lot to offer - we hope to see you again sometime then you can maybe enjoy the other options!
Very similar to the trip we took last fall, except that the last two stops were very strange - the second to last stop was in a very small village with one pub and one old historic church and took over 1 hour whereas the last stop, in Patley Bridge, which was far more interesting with many ore things to see, was just a drop off at the top of the high street and pick up at the bottom with only 1/2 hour to see whatever you could.
The Yorkshire Dale Trip had really great views, and we enjoyed our day. The driver/travel guide gave us some interesting facts at each stop as well as on our travels in the bus. If you like beautiful lush, green views, this tour is a must. The only down side of this tour was the lack of walking. I felt a bit trapped on the bus at times. We also felt a rushed at our stops. Overall, it was a lovely day out of York.
I went on the mini bus to tour the Yorkshire Dales. It was really wonderful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We were given ample time to explore the various locations and take photos. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone coming to York.