The Yorkshire Dales offers a wide range of hotel and inns. Unlike cities, the hotels and inns in this scenic area are smaller and more intimate, usually operated by the owner and family. You can choose from Dales hotels and inns in stunning rural landscapes, accommodation in small towns, or locations at the centre of village life.
The Yorkshire Dales is famous for its scenery, with each Dale offering a different landscape ranging from the rugged to the gentle. Stunning countryside is criss-crossed by stone walls, with great rivers flowing through the valleys, and above spectacular moorland scenery.
Whether visiting the Dales to tour, to walk or enjoy some of the many countryside activities, there will be a hotel or inn to meet your requirements.
The southern Dales are accessed via the market town of Skipton. Upper Wharfedale, follows the River Wharfe from the village of Grassington, with Littondale turning off near amazing Kilnsey Crag. Nearby Malhamdale is famous for the limestone amphitheatre at Malham Cove.
The small towns of Settle and Ingleton give access to the Three Peaks countryside dominated by the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent. Perhaps take the acclaimed Settle-Carlisle railway across the Ribblehead viaduct to Dentdale.
The northernmost Dale of Swaledale is noted for its stone field barns and summer flower meadows with nearby Arkengarthdale leading to rugged moorland scenery. Aysgarth Falls is a highlight of Wensleydale, between the two small towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
Nidderdale is centred on the village of Pateley Bridge, and extends from lush farmland on the outskirts of Harrogate to the moors at Lofthouse and Middlesmoor.
Thirsk, home of vet James Herriot, is north east, between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
How to find a Yorkshire Dales hotel or inn.
Grassington hotel just a few yards from the cobbled village square of Grassington. This secluded seventeenth-century family owned and run hotel makes an excellent holiday base from which to explore the Dales, whether by walking, cycling or touring. Dinner and breakfast available with superb cuisine.
Nestling in spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery, this 18th Century Inn offers the best in food and drink and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside of the Northern Yorkshire Dales. Conference and wedding venue facilities are available in light airy room with open trusses and impressive views.
A traditional Dales inn, with accommodation, the Falcon is situated next to the village green in the conservation village of Arncliffe.
A truly contemporary Yorkshire Dales country house hotel. Stylish and sophisticated but not at all stuffy, offering the warmest of welcomes, superb boutique style accommodation and delicious food in our bar and brasserie.
Situated in the centre of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington, the Foresters Arms offers a traditional welcome to visitors with tastefully furnished ensuite rooms, with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. We welcome walkers (and their dogs), cyclists (we offer safe storage) and motorcyclists.
The Harts Head Inn is a 4 Diamond Country Inn in Giggleswick, within easy walking distance of Settle. Offering 10 en-suite bedrooms with a first class restaurant menu, wide range of ales and an emphasis on service and quality, Harts Head makes a superb location for a holiday or short break.
In the charming village of Thwaite in Swaledale and near the Pennine Way, Kearton Guest House is well located for walking holidays and for touring the Yorkshire Dales.
Close to scenic West Burton village, this 17th century inn is convenient for both Wensleydale and Wharfedale. The Inn offers a wide variety of meals in its excellent restaurant. The inviting and well appointed bedrooms all offer en-suite facilities and panoramic views over Bishopdale.
Between Aysgarth Falls and Hawes and set within three acres of formal grounds, Thornton Lodge offers fabulous 5-star country house accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is ideal for romantic short breaks and country house parties in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
Historic Yorkshire Dales pub accommodation with superb food, between the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent. Also member of the Caravan Club, offering hard standing for 5 caravans. Winston Churchill used to stay at Old Hill Inn for fishing holidays.
Stone House Hotel is a classic Edwardian Country House overlooking Wensleydale in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. With 24 newly refurbished, award winning bedrooms, delicious food and a dream location - this really is the perfect choice for a relaxing short break.
17th century Punch Bowl Inn is located in spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery in Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale. Mixing Dales character with contemporary luxury, it provide high quality Bed, Breakfast and Dinner in its well regarded restaurant. Some pet friendly rooms are available.
Coniston Hotels is a 4 star hotel set in a 1400 acre estate, winner of Yorkshire's Best Large Hotel Award. It offers luxurious accommodation in a perfect rural escape. Wonderful wedding venue. Great place for corporate events. A unique range of country activities and falconry on offer.
A short walk from picturesque Grassington, this elegant Edwardian house offers all the modern conveniences of a 4 star B&B, as well as off-road parking, secure cycle storage and free Wi-Fi internet access in all the rooms. Free guest tickets are available for local trout fishing on a private stretch of the river Wharfe.
In the unspoilt old market town of Settle at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Oast Guest House welcomes vegans, traditional vegetarians and people who require special diets for bed and breakfast with optional dinner.
Seed Hill Guest House is situated in the centre of Ingleton village, close to the famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. It offers en-suite rooms for short breaks, walking and biking holidays as well as storage for bikes, a drying room and private carpark.
A hotel or a guest house? Try the en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation at Skipton and visit the Dales, Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford.
Stow House is situated close to Aysgarth Falls with great views of Wensleydale. It has 9 en-suite bedrooms, croquet and tennis lawns and 3 golf courses close by. During the shooting season, parties of 9 guns are welcome and Stow House makes a great venue for house parties and family reunions.