This beautiful area borders the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the east and south and you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a great choice of holiday cottages in Nidderdale. This area of natural beauty includes gorgeous scenery and wild unspoilt moorland, large reservoirs and lively pretty market towns and villages.
Yorkshire’s handsome spa town of Harrogate is a wonderful day out with Turkish Baths, stunning gardens as well as superb shopping and a wonderful variety of places to eat and drink. It successfully combines heritage and fashion with lots of events going on throughout the year.
Pately Bridge is a small market town in the heart of Nidderdale, it is most famously home to the oldest sweet shop in England. Sitting on the pretty River Nidd it is a perfect place for a picnic along the banks where you can watch the birds or do a bit of wild flower spotting. The Nidd is dammed in 3 places to create Scar House, Gouthwaite and Angram reservoirs, all with fabulous walks and panoramic views.
Many of the cottage rentals in Nidderdale welcome pets, making it a perfect choice for a walking holiday and with over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways you will be spoilt for choice. There is something for everyone with long distance walking trails, hiking on open access land or shorter circular walks to do with the family. You’ll pass through villages with cafes and pubs, many offering a warm welcome to responsible pet owners, serving traditional food and drink.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon is breathtaking, magnificent ruins, a Georgian water garden, a Jacobean manor house and medieval deer park, Victorian church and Cistercian water-mill. Owned by the National Trust and a visit here can only leave you inspired and wanting to come back for more.
An interesting place to visit is Brimham Rocks on Brimham Moor where stunning rock formations balance precariously so perfect to practice your rock climbing or scrambling. The giant rock formations were created over 100 million years before dinosaurs walked the earth, so a real journey back in time.
Families may want to venture to Lightwater Valley one of the finest theme parks in Europe and best known for England’s longest roller coaster, not for the faint hearted!
A self-catering holiday cottage is the best way to make the most of a holiday here giving you the space and freedom to do just what you want when you want. Make sure you plan a trip to Nidderdale very soon.