WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN HERE FOR THE SWALEDALE FESTIVAL, OR THE TOUR DE FRANCE,
OR JUST AS A VISITOR... SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2015!
We hope you've enjoyed visiting our wonderful part of the world, and that you'll come back next year.
Need somewhere to stay? Check the Welcome to Yorkshire Accommodation Guide.
Bring your boots! We like this walking guide to Swaledale and Wensleydale, with its printable OS maps. The Swaledale Festival has about a dozen guided walks, or if you come back in autumn, the Richmond Walking and Book Festival (join mailing list) has even more.
For cyclists, there's nowhere better. Here are routes for cyclists of all levels, and here are routes for aspiring Bradley Wigginses. If offroad biking is your thing, the Dales Bike Centre near Reeth is the place to go.
Arts enthusiasts flock to the Swaledale Festival (join mailing list), 23 May - 6 June, for top-quality music, walks and other excitements; expect Black Dyke Band and about 60 other events. More music, much louder, is at Richmond Live, a two-day festival on the banks of the Swale in early August. BAMfest, in nearby Bedale, is a three-day festival of acoustic folk and blues in late May. North Yorkshire Open Studios (join mailing list) takes place in June, but many artists' studios are open all year. The Bowes Museum is close by, with its magnificent collection. Live theatre can be enjoyed at Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal. Castles, stately homes - too many to list...
Food lovers will find good restaurants, cafes and pubs everywhere, but the three-day long Dales Festival of Food and Drink is worth a special visit. So are the famous Theakston's Brewery, home of Old Peculier beer, and Wensleydale Creamery, where Gromit gets his favourite Wensleydale Cheese.
WHATEVER YOUR INTERESTS, COME BACK SOON!