When it comes to holiday accommodation, Wensleydale is an ideal choice. The two farm cottages at Askrigg are a prime choice for holiday self-catering accommodation. With room for six in each plus a baby, this is a perfect location for a family or group holiday. But the problem on group holidays can be knowing what to do. Rest assured, within only a short journey of the accommodation, Wensleydale has a range of activities that will offer something to interest every member of your group. Whilst Wensleydale itself offers beautiful countryside and pleasant days of walking and cycling, there are also plenty of places to visit. Askrigg’s central location in the National Park opens up the Yorkshire Dales for your enjoyment.
Within easy travelling distance of the self-catering accommodation, Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales have a number of places which you can visit. There are a several picturesque villages, such as Grassington with its English pubs and old buildings. Or by travelling to the edge of the National Park, you can access slightly larger towns such as Middleham, Richmond, Skipton and Keighley. These offer shopping and a choice of places to eat whilst retaining the northern charm of small rural towns.
If you were to travel just a little further from the accommodation, Wensleydale is within reach of several larger towns and cities. To the east, the historic towns of Harrogate and York have tourist attractions to interest young and old alike, as well as larger shopping centres and attractions like cinemas. For more shops, Leeds is an hour’s travel south and has a large, modern city centre.
If towns are not what you are looking for, the area around Wensleydale has historical attractions to visit within a short journey from your accommodation. The north of England in the medieval period was an area of great concern for the monarchs, since it was so distant from London and had a reputation for wildness. Consequently, it became home to many castles, and several survive. One is Middleham Castle. This English Heritage site has substantial remains of the castle fortifications and internal buildings. An alternative to visit is Skipton Castle. This castle is interesting because it was changed a number of times, and so the castle shows several historical periods of development, including English Civil War fortifications. Skipton itself is a lovely market town with some excellent pubs and a unique whisky shop.
Not far from the National Park and your accommodation in Wensleydale stands Fountains Abbey. This is the largest surviving remains of a medieval abbey. Although it fell out of use after Henry VIII closed the monasteries, most of the building survives and it is breath-taking to wander amongst the ruined stonework. Beside Fountains Abbey is the Studley Royal Water Garden, another tourist attraction worth a visit to experience the tranquillity and beauty.
By staying at the Askrigg farm cottage accommodation, Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales have activities and places to visit for everyone. Enquire today to book your perfect holiday.