Heritage and Experiences
Cambridge House, 5* guest house in Reeth, is ideally located to explore the rich heritage of the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire. If you're more adventurous, there are many opportunities to persue interests and hobbies or enjoy a new experience!
Adventures and experiences in The Yorkshire Dales:
Stargazing in the Yorkshire Dales National Park: It's official! Experience some of the darkest skies in the UK in the Yorkshire Dales National Park International Dark Sky Site, the largest dark sky area in the UK. Tan Hill Dark Sky Discovery Site is only a 20 minute drive up Arkengarthdale. The best months are August through to April, with the annual Dark Sky Festival in February. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
Yorkshire Trike Tours: Be thrilled and excited and explore The Dales on a 3 seater Boom Mustang trike where you ride as passengers. yorkshiretriketours.co.uk
Wild Swimming: Now recognised as beneficial for mind and body, wild swimming in the Swale is thrilling for the experienced swimmer. For those who enjoy lake cold water swimming, Ellerton Park near Richmond and Semer Water in Wensleydale are the places to go.
Alfresco Adventures: Experiences are what these people are about from canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to archery, gorge walking and guided walks. Alfresco Adventures
Wensleydale Equestrian, Pony Trekking: Explore Semerwater and Wensleydale on horseback whether you're a novice or experienced rider. wensleydaleequestrian.co.uk
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre: only an hour away; experience anything from white water rafting to paddle boarding! Tees Barrage International White Water Centre
Wild Dales Photography: wildlife photography workshops and one-to-one tuition as featured on 'Countryfile'.
Yorkshire Dales Nature: Marvel at the Muker flower meadows in early summer or the red squirrels of Snaizeholme: The Little White Bus runs a shuttle service from the National Park Centre at The Dales Museum in Hawes. t 01969 667400
Where to go to discover the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales.
Swaledale Museum: located in Reeth just off The Green, tells the story of Swaledale, the people and the lead mining industry. Swaledale Museum
Richmond: Richmond Castle, the Green Howards Museum; Richmondshire Museum; Easby Abbey; The Georgian Theatre.
Kiplin Hall: a Jacobean historic house on the banks of the River Swale about 6 miles from Richmond. Kiplinhall.co.uk
Richard III: Middleham, Barnard Castle and Raby Castle in Teesdale are all worth a visit and all within a 40 minute drive. English Heritage
Castle Bolton: near Redmire, over 600 years old and a prison for Mary Queen of Scots in 1568 Bolton Castle
Jervaulx Abbey: a ruined Cistercian abbey and award winning tea rooms between Leyburn and Masham. Jervaulx Abbey
The Dales Museum, Hawes: tells the story of the Dales and its people.
Constable Burton Hall Gardens: situated between Leyburn and Bedale, a Palladian villa with stunning displays of daffodils and tulips in spring.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens: A World heritage Site near Ripon. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Newby Hall and Gardens: near Boroughbridge. newbyhall.com
The Bowes Museum: in Barnard Castle, the north's museum of art, fashion and design. The Bowes Museum