The Dalesman Guest House

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the
Yorkshire Dales National Park

Bolton Abbey near Dalesman Guesthouse

Local Attractions

There is plenty of things to see and do around Skipton. Here are a few ideas...

Embsay is a perfect starting point for some fine walks whether simply around Embsay Reservoir, or venturing upwards onto the Barden Moor past to Embsay Crag, Crookrise, over to Rylstone or Cracoe, or over Hutchen Gill Head to Halton Height and Bolton Abbey.

Nearby Bolton Abbey Estate offers over 80 miles of managed woodland footpaths, the great ruined priory, stepping stones, picnic places and wonderful tea rooms.

For train enthusiasts, the Embsay/Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs from Embsay Railway Station whilst 10 miles away the Worth Valley Railway runs from Keighley. The National Railway Museum at York is home of many famous steam locomotives.

Pony Trekking can be found in nearby Draughton or Kilnsey.

Fly-fish the River Wharfe for brown trout and grayling.

The long distance walk of Lady Anne Way goes 100 miles from Skipton to Penrith, whilst the Dales Highway goes passes through Skipton on the 90 miles from Saltaire to Appleby.

Cyclists will enjoy many local routes, including the Dales Cycle Way which is a Skipton Circular and following the famous route of Le Tour de France 5 and 6 July 2014 Stages.

Malham with its famous Cove and Tarn make a great day out for rock climbers, walkers and bird watchers.

Explore popular Dales villages of Grassington, Kettlewell, Burnsall and Buckden.

Visit the Bronte Country and Haworth with its Parsonage where Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte lived.

Visit National Trust properties of Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks

The Victorian model village of Saltaire is not far, with Salts Mill and great standing exhibition of David Hockney's work.

Visit the Spa Town of Harrogate with Turkish Baths, Betty's Tearoom and RHS Harlow Carr.