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Book your staycation at the Rendezvous Hotel

Holidaying here in the UK is a great way to relax and unwind with the family, usually at a fraction of the cost and none of the hassle of going abroad.

Here at the Rendezvous we think that Yorkshire is the perfect family-friendly holiday destination, which everyone will love, regardless of their age or interests! Whether you like nothing more than an action-packed holiday, or would prefer to take it easy, Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful place to enjoy an unforgettable staycation.

Family-friendly hotel accommodation in Yorkshire

We love welcoming families to the Rendezvous Hotel and thanks to the wide range of room sizes and variations we offer, we can accommodate families of all sizes. From family rooms and suites, through to self-contained apartments and single rooms, we’ll find the perfect accommodation for your family group.

Thanks to our fantastic location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within walking distance of Skipton town centre, exploring the delights of Yorkshire is easy. Skipton boasts a wide range of activities from Skipton Castle, through to exploring the fantastic selection of shops along the High Street.

The Yorkshire Dales itself offers almost limitless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors; from hundreds of miles of stunning walking routes, through to mountain biking trails, mountains to climb and pot holes to descend into! Or if you prefer, why not explore some of the pretty Dales villages and market towns?

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To find out more about staycation holidays in Yorkshire, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our reservations team today? We’d love to hear from you!

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Yorkshire offers a wealth of delights for history lovers

Yorkshire holidays for history lovers

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of stepping back in time and thanks to the huge range of castles, stately homes and museums in Yorkshire, lovers of history will be spoilt for choice. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer a few suggestions for great places to visit during a short break or holiday in Yorkshire.

Castles and Abbeys

Yorkshire is literally littered with castles and abbeys – from the world famous Fountains Abbey through to Bolton Abbey, Bolton Castle and Skipton Castle to name but a few. Skipton Castle is almost right on our doorstep, whilst the beautiful Bolton Abbey Estate is just a short drive or bus ride away. Bolton Castle is a little further away in picturesque Wensleydale, whilst the impressive Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III is also well worth a visit.

Stately Homes

A visit to a stately home makes a brilliant day out for the whole family and Beningbrough Hall and Gardens are within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel. With over eight acres of formal gardens to explore, plus the house itself, Beningbrough Hall is a real gem. Harewood House and Gardens really are impressive; one of the most significant historic houses in England, this beautiful home has a large art collection, plus bird gardens and a fantastic adventure playground. Last and by no means least is Skipton Castle – one of the best-preserved and most complete medieval castles in England – makes an ideal destination for a fun-filled morning or afternoon out.

Museums

Yorkshire can boast a huge and incredibly diverse range of fascinating museums, from national museums such as the Royal Armouries and the Media Museum in Bradford, through to small local museums run by dedicated volunteers.

Ripon is within easy reach of Skipton and has several great museums including the Workhouse Museum and the Courthouse Museum, whilst Grassington Folk Museum offers an insight into rural life in centuries past. The Bronte Parsonage Museum in Howarth is a must-see destination for fans of the Bronte Sisters whilst the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes makes an exciting day out.

These are just a handful example of the many great historical attractions in Skipton and surrounding areas. For further information and suggestions, please visit Welcome to Yorkshire.

If you’re looking for great-value, high quality hotel accommodation in Yorkshire, why not contact us for further information? We have a wide range of rooms available, from family-friendly suites and apartments, through to group accommodation and single rooms. Please contact our reservations team to find out more!

 

 

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The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

Sample the very best of Yorkshire at the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival 2017

Taking place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at Funkirk Farm in Skipton, The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to sample the very best in local food, drink, fun and entertainment.

Featuring demonstrations by celebrity chefs John Torode and James Martin, this year’s festival is a wonderful day out the whole family will enjoy. There’ll be a huge range of stalls and suppliers selling delicious food, drinks and treats, from pork pies and curries, through to artisan coffee, sweets and luxury ice creams. A tempting selection of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks will also be available, including, pizza, curry and locally produced cider to name but a few.

The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival is a shopper’s paradise and with exhibitors selling everything from stylish kitchen equipment and gadgets, through to furniture, wine and liqueurs. There will also be a wide range of interesting demonstrations and workshops, including cocktail making, cider and wine tasting, cupcake making and flower arranging.

There are plenty of free activities for kids too, including a petting farm, biscuit decorating, Punch & Judy show, sand art and birds of prey. For a small fee kids can have their faces painted or enjoy the rides at the Festival’s vintage fun fair.

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So if you’re looking for a fun day out the whole family will love, why not pay a visit to The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival in Skipton? We’re just a short drive or bus ride from the festival so if you’re staying with us this weekend, a visit to the festival is a lovely way to enjoy the very best of Yorkshire food and drink against the gorgeous backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

For further information on The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival or to book tickets, please visit their website.

 

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A great day out in the heart of Yorkshire

Stay with us and visit the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is a great place to visit throughout the year but a particular highlight of the summer months is the wide range of agricultural shows which take place throughout the area.

A tradition which dates back hundreds of years, agricultural shows are great places to enjoy a day out in the stunning surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Packed with lots to see and do for the whole family, country shows offer the perfect opportunity to find out more about the people and animals who life in this beautiful part of the world.

The agricultural show calendar is always pretty full during July and August and whilst there are too many shows to mention in just one blog post, we thought we’d highlight some of the most popular.

Gargrave Show takes place every August and because it’s held in the grounds of Eshton Hall which is in easy reach of Skipton, is an ideal day out if you’re staying at the Rendezvous! Offering everything from farm animals and horticulture through to handicrafts classes, sheep dog trials, fell running and show jumping, this show is hard to beat.

The setting for Kilnsey Show is incredible as it’s located under the famous Kilnsey Crag. Featuring all the usual farming exhibits plus horticulture, fell and harness racing, plus dry stone walling, Kilnsey show is held every year towards the end of August.

Masham Sheep fair is always incredibly popular and is held each year at the end of September to commemorate times gone by when up to 70,000 sheep were sold every year. With lots of sheep-related entertainment for the whole family, Masham Sheep makes a great day out in the Yorkshire Dales.

Book your Yorkshire Dales holiday at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

Thanks to our fantastic location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Rendezvous Hotel is the ideal place to stay for a short break or holiday in this beautiful part of the world. If you would like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch today?

 

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Why cycle in the Yorkshire Dales?

Cycling holidays in Yorkshire

Our answer to the question of why cycle the Yorkshire Dales is why not! Offering stunning scenery, many hundreds of miles of road and mountain bike cycling routes, the Yorkshire Dales is a fantastic place to come and enjoy some world-class cycling opportunities.

There’s no denying that the Yorkshire Dales boasts one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the country. From meadow-filled valley bottoms, criss-crossed by dry stone walls, through to windswept, dramatic heather moorland and impressive natural limestone pavements, the Yorkshire Dales is truly a feast for the eyes.

Cycling offers an unbeatable way to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Travelling by bike makes it easier to see more whilst appreciating the natural beauty of your surroundings and because you’ve had to work hard to get there, what better excuse could there be to stop and enjoy a pint or a cup of tea and a slice of cake?

The Yorkshire Dales offers a diverse range of cycling routes, with options to suit families and inexperienced cyclists, through to incredibly challenging long distance routes and steep hill climbs. Whether you’d like to put together your own route, or would prefer to follow a way marked route, cycling in the Dales offers something for all cyclists.

Cycle-friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales offers a wide range of cycle-friendly accommodation and here at the Rendezvous we’re proud to be a hotel which welcomes cyclists. It’s our aim to provide accommodation to meet the unique requirements of our cycling guests, from packed lunches on request, through to advice on cycling routes, secure bike storage and full use of our swimming pool, gym and fitness facilities.

Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to make a reservation

If you would like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our reservations team today?