Yorkshire Dales from York

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I'm starting from: York
I'd like to be picked up from: Duncombe Place, YO1 7EF
  Estimated Pickup Time: 9:15AM
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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Tour Highlights

The Yorkshire Dales, covering 2178 square kilometres (841 square miles), is one of England’s largest and most famous National Parks.  Retaining its renowned beauty and landscapes, the Dales is a working environment, this full day tour introduces you to just that. 

The classic scenery of the National Park takes us deep into the Dales, you will travel through five of the famous Dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale. 

The tour includes a morning stop in the small market town of Masham, home of the warring breweries, and time for lunch at the village of Reeth in Swaledale.  

Travelling through some of the best countryside in England we will stop to admire the views at the famous Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, and the picture perfect village of Grassington.

This tour gives a great overview of the Yorkshire Dales all in a day from York.  

Tour Itinerary



30th March - 3rd November 2019

Adult Senior Student Child
£39 £39 £39 £33


29th October 2018 - 29th March 2019


Tour Days


30th March - 3rd November 2019

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


29th October 2018 - 29th March 2019



Full day 9.15 - 17.30

Activity Level




Group Size

16 Maximum


Driver & Tour Guide.

Transport in a comfortable and modern Mini-coach.

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF.

The pick up point is in the heart of city, aproximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.


Passengers must be 5 + and have their own seat. 

Please be punctual as the bus will leave on time. 

Luggage on board

Hand luggage only. Luggage Storage is available at York train station, 2 minute walk. 


Lunch is not included, however there will be time in the village of Reeth to purchase something in a local shop or cafe. 

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure to recieve a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued. 

On leaving York we head to the famous Yorkshire Dales.  

We travel through Boroughbridge, which is located in the middle of London and Edinburgh. As we head through Ripon we enjoy views of the Medieval Cathedral.

We make our way to Masham (pronounced 'Mass’em') for a morning stop. Located in Lower Wensleydale, it’s famous for its family-run breweries and annual sheep fair. Masham has a local market that started over 762 year ago, it is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

We travel further into the Dales and reach Middleham, nestled between two rivers, stopping to view the magnificent castle once home to a young Richard III and the largest castle keep in the North of England. Its royal heritage once earned it the title of the 'Windsor of the North'.

Heading up into the hills we pass Leyburn and past Bellerby Moor Army Ranges where soldiers from Catterick Garrison, England’s largest barracks go through their training. The views as you descend into Swaledale are breath taking. Reeth is our lunch stop, a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas. It was championed by Ella Pontefract, one of the Yorkshire Dale's most esteemed authors as "a little country in itself." This quirky Saxon settlement had a huge voice in the domestic economy and is best known for its extensive contribution to England's lead industry.

Onwards we travel to Castle Bolton. Now one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton was originally built, by Sir Richard Le Scrope, to rival the finest and most luxurious homes in the land. Completed in 1399, its scars bear testament to over 600 years of fascinating history including involvement in the Pilgrimage of Grace, Mary Queen of Scot’s imprisonment and a Civil War siege. 

Arriving at Aysgarth Falls, you will have the chance to view the famous waterfalls of the River Ure, which drops over three major falls in less that one mile. The falls were the settling for a famous scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Leaving Wensleydale we travel through Bishopdale and into Wharfedale. As we make our way down Wharfedale we journey through the classic Dales villages of Buckden and Kettlewell. We pass Klinsey and its famous crag, an imposing large limestone cliff.

Our afternoon stop is in Grassington. Picture a bustling cobbled market square, fringed by shops offering local foods, speciality gifts and arts and crafts. 

We then travel back through Nidderdale, an area of outstanding beauty. Enjoying views across Yorkshire we drop back down into the plains and return to York.



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