Holiday cottages in Wharfedale allow access to some of the Yorkshire Dales’ most characteristically glorious landscapes. Huge limestone scars cross rolling green hills, trickling rivers flow gently through deep valleys, meadows burst with stunning flora and beautiful picture postcard villages offer rest and refreshment. If you’re after the essence of the Yorkshire Dales then you will find it with a Wharfedale holiday cottage. You will also find yourself with easy access to some of Yorkshire’s more vibrant attractions. York, Harrogate and Leeds are just a short distance away and all retain plenty of heritage and history to accompany their more contemporary charms.
Walking is undoubtedly the most popular way visitors gain an appreciation of the unfettered beauty of the Wharfedale region. There are gentle rambles and long hikes aplenty with a wealth of stunning scenery to explore and enjoy. If you’re after something a little more civilised then the gorgeous market town of Grassington and equally lovely village of Kettlewell offer tearooms, shops and a host of seasonal events and attractions. Bolton Abbey is another must-see in Wharfedale. Nestled on the banks of the River Wharfe, the beautiful remains of Abbey form the centrepiece of this attraction that also comprises over 80 miles of footpaths and 30,000 acres of countryside. There’s plenty more to do in the region. Find more inspiration and a host of handpicked holiday cottages below.
There is something alluring and awe-inspiring about watching waterfalls as they trickle, tumble and crash over cliffs and through gorges, and the Yorkshire Dales have some of England's finest examples. We travelled its hills and valleys to find five of the most magnificent...Read More
Our first destination is the gorgeous market town of Grassington. It’s a fairly short drive from the cottages.com office and is the perfect place for visitors to Wharfedale to begin their journey. For starters it’s a complete honeypot location with lovely cobbled streets, limestone buildings, a host of quirky boutiques and tearooms and a packed calendar of cultural events that belies its small stature...Read More
Our second day starts early on a crisp spring morning. As the sun begins to break through the clouds we see anglers set to work at Kilnsey Trout Farm under the shadow of the Crag, a huge limestone cliff face that rises up over the Wharfedale Valley. Day one of Le Tour paid a memorable visit to Kilnsey and, not surprisingly, the village was widely regarded as one of the best places to watch the action...Read More
Rolling, rugged and full of rustic charm, the stunning Yorkshire Dales makes a perfect destination for off-road adventures on a mountain bike. Best of all, with dozens of different rides to choose from, there’s a great route to explore whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran.Read More
The Yorkshire Dales is fantastic cycling country, something the success of the Grand Depart and the Tour de Yorkshire really brought home. With stunning scenery, varied terrain and charming towns and villages, there’s good reason for the sport’s growing popularity in these parts.Read More