North Yorkshire Attractions

There's plenty to see and do for the whole family will enjoy during your stay, including a choice of excellent pubs nearby

Local attractions & ideas on things to do and see

You’re sitting on the edge of the Trough of Bowland and 15 minutes from Gisburn forest for fabulous cycles. Settle is the nearest town and has a Tuesday market, real ale pubs, good restaurants and the Settle to Carlisle railway line. Wigglesworth House & Cottages is just a stones throw away from many idyllic locations and attractions, with an overwhelming amount of activities for you to enjoy. For those who enjoy rural tranquillity to the more adventurous activities. Just take a look below at a sample of what’s available to do and see…

There’s plenty of things to do to keep the younger ones occupied, suiting all ages and areas of interest. Here we’ve handpicked just a selection of places to visit and things to do whilst holidaying at Wigglesworth House and Cottages. You can click the links to access the associated websites for more information…

Places to visit - Ribblehead Viaduct

Settle – Carlisle Railway England’s most scenic railway

Settle – Carlisle Railway England’s most scenic railway
The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. The line first heads North between two of the Dales Peaks; Pen Y Ghent and Ingleborough. Its then over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. The line emerges onto the side of Great Knoutberry Hill overlooking the beautiful Dentdale Valley.

The line continues North onto Garsdale Head and makes it’s way through numerous tunnels and the gentle lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley. Here you will pass rural villages like Kirby Stephen, Armathwaite and the market town of Appleby before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk Trail

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk Trail (20 mins )
This 4.5 mile long (8 KM) Circular walk starting and finishing in Ingleton offers some of the most spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery in the North of England. It takes in ancient woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.

The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground. Steps are provided wherever there is a climb. Some of the steps are quite large so care needs to be taken to make safe progress. It can take between 2.5 and 4 hrs to complete.

The Three Peaks

The Three Peaks (20 mins by car)
The classic walk in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales which takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a circular route.

The walk is 24.5 miles (39.2km) long and takes in approximately 5,000 feet (1,600 metres) of climbing. Traditionally this walk is completed within a target of 12 hours in order to join the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club‘

And much more to visit and see

There are also great fishing opportunities at Malham Tarn (about 30 mins away and run by the National Trust) and Kilnsey Park (about 45 mins) with two crystal clear fly fishing ponds stocked with Trout.

We are fortunate that there are many great bars, pubs and restaurants within the local area, offering good food in a warm and friendly environment. Here we highlight just a few of these, with links to their websites for full information. Don’t forget, there are many more for you to explore, discover and enjoy.

The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn (1 mile)

The Inn Whitwell

Parkers Arms

Parkers Arms (7 miles)

The Spread Eagle

The Spread Eagle (8 miles)

Assheton Arms

Assheton Arms (12 miles)

The Coach & Horses

The Coach & Horses (5.9 miles)

The Maypole

The Maypole (3.3 miles)

The Harts Head

The Harts Head (5.9 miles)

The Craven Arms

The Craven Arms (5.3 miles)

The Talbot Arms

The Talbot Arms (6.6 miles)

The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion (6.5 miles)

The Bull

The Bull (12 miles)

Holden Clough Garden Centre

The Rum Fox

The Rum Fox (8.3 miles)

The Higher Buck

The Higher Buck (11.1 miles)

La Locanda

La Locanda (6.9 miles)

For the more adventurous and “sporty” types out there, not to worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of outdoor activities and options to keep you occupied. Whether it’s participating in something you’re used to or trying something completely different, all can be enjoyed during your adventurous holiday at Wigglesworth House & Cottages.


Caving, Climbing and Walking

Caving, Potholing, Climbing and Walking in the Yorkshire Dales through Yorkshire Dales Guides

Cycling Routes

Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales with some tried and tested idyllic cycling routes courtesy of the Forest of Bowland

White Scar Cave

Explore the unique and fascinating features of Yorkshires White Scar Cave, the longest show cave in Britain

Indoor Climbing Wall

Try your hand at on an indoor climbing wall at Inglesport, one of the best indoor venues in the region


For those who enjoy open water, Semerwater is perfect for the Windsurfer, Sailor, Canoeist and Wild Swimmer.

Ivelet Bridge

Ivelet Bridge is a narrow, single span, single carriageway stone bridge spanning the River Swale.

Caudron Falls

It is known as Cauldron Falls because of the beautiful plunge pool, and was one of the spots painted by Turner.


Dinghy sailing at YDSC includes everything from taster sessions, learning to sail, recreational sailing and racing.

Coniston Country Estate & Spa

Luxury Spa and Delicious Dining in the Yorkshire Dales Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate.

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