Day trip

From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

Day trip

From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

From US$ 72.14 per person

Explore the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on this guided day trip from York, visiting Bolton Castle, Askrigg, Kettlewell, Pateley Bridge and the traditional Dales Market Town of Hawes, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Explore the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • See the 14th-century Bolton Castle, former home to Mary Queen of Scots
  • Sample the range of cheeses at the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre
  • Learn the story behind the Calendar Girls movie in the traditional Dales village of Kettlewell
  • Visit the Oldest Sweet Shop in the world at Pateley Bridge
Full description

Discover the wonders of Yorkshire Dales National Park on a guided tour from York. Travel by air-conditioned coach to highlights like Bolton Castle, Kettlewell, Pateley Bridge, and more. Enjoy free time to explore local sights and foods in Hawes.

Leave York to explore the memorable landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop at the 14th-century Bolton Castle, the former home of Mary Queen of Scots, to enjoy sweeping views over Wensleydale. Next, enjoy free time in Hawes. Sample the cheeses at the world-famous Wensleydale Creamery, visit the Dales Countryside Museum, or explore the quaint shops and cafes (costs not included). Move on to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pass through the picturesque villages on the way to Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie.

Explore the village, learn more about the true story behind the movie, or relax with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes. Before heading back to York, stop in the charming town of Pateley Bridge and see the oldest sweet shop in the world.

  • Friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour
  • Regular photo/refreshment/toilet stops
  • Entrance fees to attractions (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Dean Court Hotel (the hotel is near York Minster).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated, providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Between November and March, depending upon weather conditions, this tour may follow a different route through the Dales after Hawes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

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I had a super day and am really pleased that I went. The driver Alan, was friendly and immediately put me at ease. He was knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed throughout the day both with fun facts and also the serious stuff and tried to answer any questions we had. I had slight trepidation because I was a solo traveller but it wasn't a problem at all. There were single seats available so you don't have to sit next to someone if you prefer and you can be as sociable or not as you feel able. There was also a broad mix of ages. There were plenty of stops for exploring, meal and toilet breaks or just for photo opportunities. I would have liked longer in some places but appreciate that this was just a snapshot of a vast area.

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March 25, 2023

It was a really enjoyable day with my wife and adult daughter. Mark was a very smooth driver and the Mercedes minibus was comfortable. Mark is a knowledgeable, friendly guide. The stops were well planned and not rushed. The scenery is fantastic and this was probably the highlight of our holiday.

March 25, 2023

Our guide, Chris, was excellent in every way. Lots of stops in beautiful places. And the length of time in each with perfect. Never too long and always just long enough to take in the view, take photos and ooh and ahh. The Dales are breathtaking — and the villages are charming — and we were glad we spent our day this way.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 189936