Nidderdale is Yorkshire at its finest. It is all rolling dales, dramatic gorges, ancient ruins, and mouth-watering food, all washed down with an extra strong cup of real Yorkshire tea.
Hot tub cottages in Nidderdale allow visitors to fully appreciate the stunning scenery of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To make the most of your time, try alternating between leisurely hikes in the countryside and cultural visits to the old fashioned villages and historical sites nearby.
Don’t miss the stunning ruins of the Fountains Abbey, which is one of the most photogenic sights in the country. The former Cistercian monastery is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sits among an 18th century water garden which has been perfectly preserved by the National Trust. Studley Royal Deer Park is right next door, home to red deer, fallow deer and the rare sika deer. The historic spa town of Harrogate is also nearby, a popular spot for holiday cottages with hot tubs. And if you fall victim to Yorkshire’s famously changeable weather, spend a day indoors at the award-winning Nidderdale Museum in Pateley Bridge (and while you’re there, make sure you nip across the road to The Oldest Sweet Shop – the first sweet shop in the world!).
However, most people prefer to combine hot tub holidays with adventure holidays and explore the area on foot or by bike – no matter what the weather. There is much to explore in the Nidderdale area, including the unusual Brimham Rocks, and The Coldstones Cut art installation, just a short walk from the 19th century Toft Gate Lime Kiln. Cottages with hot tubs are available all across this area, so you can base yourself close to your favourite attraction, or opt for sheer tranquillity in a quiet corner of the dales.
When you have a cottage with a hot tub waiting for you at the end of the day, you can appreciate the natural environment by both day and night.