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Rendezvous Hotel shortlisted in the Group Leisure & Travel Show Awards 2019

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We’re absolutely delighted to announce that once again the Rendezvous Hotel has been shortlisted in the Best Accommodation for Groups category in this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show Awards. We’ve been nominated by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine, alongside some very impressive group accommodation providers from throughout the UK including Warner Leisure Hotels and Abacus Hotels Limited. These annual awards celebrate leading destinations, attractions and providers across the group travel sector.

Join us for a group travel holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

This nomination is a huge accolade for our team and is testament to the incredible work they put into ensuring that groups who stay with us have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in Yorkshire. We’ve been welcoming groups to our family-run hotel for many years and understand that you have a range of choices. This is why making your group feel welcome is extremely important to us.

We believe that it’s our location that helps us stand out from the rest. We’re on picturesque Leeds Liverpool Canal, just outside the lovely market town of Skipton, widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Skipton, with it’s award-winning high street and medieval castle is a great destination in itself. However, we’re also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the village of Howarth; home of the Brontes, Nidderdale and Leeds, ‘Knightsbridge of the North.’

We have the space and facilities to cater for groups of all sizes, with a dedicated Hospitality Lounge, a range of function rooms and one of the largest square ballrooms in the north of England. Whether your group enjoy exploring the countryside, dancing, history or a bit of retail therapy, we’d be delighted to welcome you to our hotel!

Watch this space!

We’re very much looking forward to the Group Leisure & Travel Show Awards ceremony which will be held in Milton Keynes in October – it promises to be a fantastic evening! We’ll let you know how we get on but in the meantime, if you’d like further information on our exceptional group travel accommodation in Yorkshire, why not take a look at our website?

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World class cycling comes to Skipton

With less than two weeks to go until the UCI World Cycling Championships come to Yorkshire, excitement is building here at the Rendezvous Hotel! As regular readers of our blog already know, here at the Rendezvous we love road cycle racing and over the past few years we’ve been lucky enough to be close to the route of the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire.

The 2019 UCI World Cycling Championships will be passing through Skipton on 29 September when the men’s Elite Road Race travels through the town centre. In addition, the men’s Junior road Race will pass close to Skipton en route from Richmond to Harrogate on 26th September.

Stay at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

If you love cycling and are looking for a place to stay whilst you catch some world-class cycling action, our hotel is in the ideal location. Skipton is within each reach of many of the UCI World Championships, with the race passing through the town centre on 29th September. We take great pride in welcoming cyclists to our Yorkshire hotel and offer cycle-friendly accommodation, including secure bike storage and help with route planning etc.

Get in touch with the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

If you’d like to find out more about the UCI World Cycling Championships please visit the UCI website. To make a booking at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, or further information about staying at our Yorkshire hotel, get in touch by calling 01756 700100 or email

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Your dream wedding in the Yorkshire Dales

Every wedding is special and if you dream of getting married in the stunning surroundings of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, the Rendezvous Hotel could be the perfect location.

Unique weddings in Yorkshire

We cater for weddings of all sizes but if there’s one thing they all have in common is that they are totally unique! We know that every wedding is totally different and from your choice of colour scheme, to the room layout and the number of guests, no two events are the same.

We offer a range of wedding packages which include many different special touches and when it comes to those all-important optional extras, the choice is yours! From fresh flowers for the table and top garlands, through to background music and our very own master of ceremonies, we’ll work with you to ensure your special day is as unique as you are.

Wedding planning support from the wedding planning experts

Planning a wedding should be an exciting time and our experienced team work hard to ensure everything goes smoothly, offering you reassurance that your special day is in safe and reliable hands. From the outset we’ll provide you with the information you need to make decisions on things such as menus and drinks for the reception, through to seating plans, accommodation for your guests and more.

We offer a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a setting for your reception. From the imposing grandeur of our Malham Suite, through to our stunning canal-side baby Swan Restaurant and Conservatory, we’ll have the perfect setting for a truly memorable day.

Get in touch to book your Yorkshire Dales wedding in 2020

We’re already taking bookings for weddings in 2020 so if you’d like to find out more, please download the 2020 wedding information pack from our website or get in touch with Lindsay, our wedding coordinator, for an individual quotation.

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With beautiful countryside like this, who needs to go abroad?

Book your staycation at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Not only is holidaying here in the UK is a great way to relax and unwind with the family, it’s usually a fraction of the cost and none of the hassle of going abroad.

Here at the Rendezvous we think that Yorkshire is a beautiful, family-friendly holiday destination, which everyone will love, regardless of their age or interests! Regardless of whether you like nothing more than an action-packed holiday, or would prefer to take it easy, Yorkshire  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-friendly rooms and suites, through to self-contained apartments and single rooms, we’ll find the perfect accommodation for your family – no matter how large or small!

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

The Yorkshire Dales itself offers unlimited opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors; from hundreds of miles of incredibly walking routes, through to mountain biking trails and cycle routes for all abilities, mountains to climb and pot holes to descend into! Or if you prefer, why not explore some of the picturesque 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 friendly reservations team today? We’d love to hear from you!

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Work starts on major project to improve Craven canal towpaths

The Rendezvous Hotel – the hotel by the canal in Skipton

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous Hotel we’re incredibly proud of our location on the banks of the picturesque Leeds & Liverpool Canal. We’re delighted to see that work has begun on a £2 million project to improve the towpaths from Skipton to Gargrave and Bradley to Kildwick.

Planned improvements include resurfaced towpaths, paths widened in key areas, plus brand new ‘welcome and visitor information boards. The work will be carried out by the Canal & River Trust who have secured funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, along with additional support from Craven District Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.

As our staff and guests already know, the canal is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy a traffic-free stroll! We’re looking forward to seeing the work in progress – hopefully many more people will continue to discover the joys of spending time by water.

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