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Skipton’s Yarndale festival celebrates all things woolly

Visit Skipton for a woolly day out

Skipton’s Yarndale festival is due to take place this coming weekend and is the perfect destination for anyone interested in creating beautiful things out of wool. Whether you like nothing better than knitting and crocheting or are keen to pick up some new skills, a visit to Yarndale makes a fun day out.

This year’s Yarndale festival will feature a range of exhibitions, skill demonstrations and wide range of exciting textile workshops. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity to shop and buy anything you need to make the most of your hobby or get to grips with something new.

Yarndale is held in Skipton Auction Mart which is transformed into a haven for lovers of yarn. The festival has earned a reputation for its colourful, lively displays and visitors are certain to be impressed by a whole ceiling which has been decked out with more than a kilometre of woolly bunting! The Yarndale festival is now its fifth year and has grown to become popular with visitors from throughout the UK and overseas.

For further information on the Yarndale festival, or to book tickets, please visit the festival’s website. The festival runs from 23 – 24 September 2017.

Skipton hotel accommodation at the Rendezvous

Whether you’re thinking of paying a visit to Skipton’s Yarndale festival or are planning a trip to this beautiful part of the world, here at the Rendezvous Hotel we offer fantastic hotel accommodation on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. From family rooms and suites, through to single rooms and specialist accommodation for group travellers, we’ve got Skipton hotel accommodation covered! To find out more or to make a reservation, why not get in touch today?

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Celebrate Christmas at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Yes, we know it’s only September, but here at the Rendezvous we’d love to share with you the details of our exciting programme of festivities, designed to ensure you have a wonderful Christmas 2017. From delicious Christmas lunches, through to a chance to dance the night away on New Year’s Eve, Christmas 2017 looks set to be our best yet!

Christmas Day lunch in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales

We’re incredibly proud to be a leading Yorkshire Dales hotel and thanks to our location on the bank of the picturesque Skipton canal, we think there’s no better place to enjoy a delicious three-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Our family Christmas lunch includes presents for the children, handed out by Santa himself, followed by a Disney themed sing-a-long party, with games for the children and family-friendly entertainment.

Our adults-only Christmas day lunch is served in the elegant surroundings of our canal-side Baby Swan Restaurant and Conservatory. Lunch begins with a refreshing glass of Prosecco, followed by our delicious, three course premium menu, followed by coffee and after dinner treats.

Christmas lunch at the Rendezvous is the perfect way to enjoy Christmas without having to worry about the washing-up!

Join us and celebrate Christmas the Rendezvous Hotel Way

For the ultimate Christmas treat, why not join us for a three-night celebration of the festive season? Our Christmas three night break offers exceptional value and is based upon two adults sharing a standard twin or double room from Sunday 24th December. The festivities begin with minced pies and mulled wine on arrival, with a three-course meal served in the evening, followed by evening entertainment.

Christmas Day features a delicious three course lunch, followed by a visit from Santa, party games, singing and dancing. Then, if you have room, a festive evening buffet will be served in our Malham Suite, followed by an evening of entertainment.

The fun continues on Boxing Day, starting with breakfast – full English or continental – followed by your choice of either a three course lunch or three course evening meal.

Contact us to make a reservation and find out more

If you would like to find out more about our ever-popular three nights Christmas break, why not get in touch to find out more? We’re already taking bookings so don’t delay – get in touch today!


Low Carb, High Fat diners enjoy diet success at the Rendezvous Hotel lunch

For those of you who don’t know, we run a regular Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) lunch here at the Rendezvous Hotel.

LCHF diets are extremeley useful in treating Type 2 Diabetes, as well as offering help and hope for a host of other medical conditions. The diet first came about as a way of moderating Epiliepsy, and is still used successfully for this. But nowadays, many more people are drawn because of the health benefits that a low carb high fat diet can bring, like bringing your blood sugar under control. And, of course, people seem to like the side effect of massive weight loss WITHOUT having to eat tasteless cardboard low fat food – what’s not to like?

Here are some pictures of the most recent lunch we held. If you’d like to come along to the next one, please get in touch on 01756 700100. You can also visit the Low Carb Skipton website here:

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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?

Book your Yorkshire Dales hotel today

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.


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!