Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle

Home of the notorious ‘Kingmaker’, the 16th Earl of Warwick, and to King Richard III, last Plantagenet king. Now cared for by English Heritage and open to the public. Photo by Tony Murgatroyd .

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The Barguest of Troller\'s Gill

The Barguest of Troller's Gill

Barguests, headless hellhounds, portents of death. It seems these beasts love the Yorkshire Dales. But Troller's Gill has other nasty creatures besides! Photo by Joe Regan

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Discover the Yorkshire Dales

photos iconThe Yorkshires Dales is one of the UK’s 15 National Parks. An area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning fells and sweeping valleys, criss-crossed with drystone walls and dotted with sheep.

There are numerous Dales, large and small, to explore from Airedale & Wharfedale in the South to Wensleydale & Swaledale in the North.

On the site you’ll find out about the places, the history, where to stay, even suggestions for walks in the area. And don’t forget to keep up with our blog.

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Latest blog posts

notebook iconOur latest blog posts and articles from the Yorkshire Dales covering its events and history.

The Barguest of Troller’s Gill

Barguests, headless hellhounds, portents of death. It seems these beasts love the Yorkshire Dales.Well, Troller’s Gill in Wensleydale not only has a barguest, but trolls, gnomes, boggarts, nasty pixies and imps, monstrous rock sprites, and goblins as mad as hatters. Read More

Otis Gibbs/Roseanne Reid gig at Reeth Memorial Hall, 17 July

For one night only, in celebration of their 20th Anniverary, The Band Room is relocating to the Memorial Hall in the Yorkshire Dales village of Reeth where they’ll welcome the great U.S. Alt-country/Folk singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs and Roseanne Reid, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee. Read More