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cycling in the dales

It’s Bike Week 2019!

Cycling holidays in Yorkshire

This week is Bike Week 2019 – a national day designed to introduce more of us to the joys of getting about on two wheels! This is Bike Week’s 95 year of showing people that not only is there a bike for everyone, but everyone can cycle too. Whether you’d like to cycle to school or the shops, or try downhill mountain biking, cycling is a cheap, healthy way to travel whilst having fun at the same time.

Our cycle-friendly Yorkshire hotel

As regular readers of our blog will already know, here at Rendezvous we’re already big fans of cycling. We’re lucky enough to have had the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France pass very close by, whilst the Tour de Yorkshire has travelled through Skipton several times. Whilst this sort of world-class cycling is beyond the reach of most of us, it has given us a real love of bikes and biking!

Luckily Skipton is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park which just happens to be one of the UK’s premier cycling areas. Boasting everything from relaxing family-friendly rides through beautiful countryside, through to challenging mountain biking and impressive hill climbs, the Yorkshire Dales has something for cyclists of all abilities.

We offer a very warm welcome to cyclists and go the extra mile to provide facilities designed to make it as easy as possible to holiday in the Yorkshire Dales with your bike. From safe bike storage and drying rooms, through to packed lunches, cycling trips, tours, bike here and help with route planning, it’s our aim to help you make the most of a cycling break in Yorkshire.

Get in touch to find out more

If you would like to find out more about staying at our cycle-friendly hotel in Yorkshire, or to make a reservation, please get in touch by calling 01756 700 100.

Sunday lunch in Skipton

The best Sunday lunch in Skipton?

Enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

There are few things better in life than sitting down to enjoy a delicious home-cooked Sunday lunch. Here at the Rendezvous we take great pride in offering what we think is the best Sunday lunch in Skipton; lovingly prepared by our talented chef using high-quality fresh ingredients, many of which are sourced locally.

Our Sunday lunch menu includes all the traditional favourites we know you love including 28 day matured rib eye of beef or roast leg of lamb, alongside roast duck, wild mushroom gnocchi or even tandoori salmon! In addition, as all Sunday lunch aficionados will know, the best way to ensure roast meet is as tender and succulent as possible, our roast beef and lamb are carved at the table – delicious! Starters include soup of the day, prawn cocktail or chicken liver parfait, whilst our pudding selection is second to none – from apple crumble and custard, through to lemon tart or traditional Yorkshire Parkin with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce.

Enjoying Sunday lunch in a beautiful setting really is the icing on the cake and we serve ours in the gorgeous surroundings of our Baby Swan conservatory restaurant. Looking out across the Leeds Liverpool Canal with panoramic views to the green hills of the Yorkshire Dales, our Baby Swan restaurant is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy Skipton’s best Sunday lunch!

Get in touch to reserve your table

Our Sunday lunch is incredibly popular and advance booking is highly recommended. To make a reservation, please get in touch by calling 01756 700100. We look forward to seeing you!

group travel accommodation Yorkshire

Group travel planning the easy way

Book your stay at the Yorkshire Dales’ leading group travel hotel

Here at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton we’re incredibly proud of our award-winning group travel services. With high quality hotel accommodation for groups of all sizes, whether you’re organising a tour of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, or are planning a trip for a special interest group, we have the expertise to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We understand that to make planning a group holiday as easy as possible, it’s important to be able to offer our group travel guests as wide a range of options as possible. Our group holiday service is bespoke and we’ll work with you to tailor your stay with us, providing as much choice as possible on everything from transport and entertainment, through to tour itineraries, dining and accommodation.

As specialists in group travel in Yorkshire, our hotel is the ideal place from which to base your group holiday. We have a number of attractive hospitality lounges and function rooms, a 24 hour hospitality desk and a dedicated group travel team who’ll be on hand whenever you need them.

To make things as easier as possible for group holiday planners, we’ve designed a range of exciting group itineraries in diverse options to suit all budgets, interests and requirements. From literature themed tours for lovers of the Brontes or James Herriort, through to itineraries for gardening groups and historical societies, whatever your group’s interest, we’ll work with you to provide you with a tailor made holiday.

Get in touch to find out more

To find out more about our award-winning group travel services please visit our website or get in touch by calling 01756 700100.

winter weddings in Yorkshire

Planning a winter wedding in Yorkshire?

Get in touch to find our more about our Winter Wedding offer

Yorkshire is a wonderful place to get married whatever the season but there’s something particularly lovely about a winter wedding. Here at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, we host weddings throughout the year and although spring and summer are always very busy, winter weddings are becoming incredibly popular.

Book your 2019/2020 winter wedding at our Yorkshire hotel

We’re already taking bookings for winter weddings and thanks to our latest special offer, from November 2019 to March 2020, we can offer you a complete Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception package for just £2500! This offer is only available for a limited number of midweek and weekend dates and includes:

  • Daytime for 50 people: includes Civil Ceremony room hire, reception drinks after the ceremony, private room hire for wedding breakfast, three course wedding breakfast, master of ceremonies, coloured table linen, fairy light effect ceiling, red carpet and bay tree entrance, sparkling toast drink and a complimentary engraved cake knife.
  • Evening for 100 people: includes evening reception function room hire, fairy light effect ceiling, coloured table linen, hot supper, suite with 4 poster bed for the bride and groom, 4 x double/twin rooms for the bridal party on a B&B basis for the night of the wedding.

Leading wedding venue in Yorkshire

At the Rendezvous Hotel we know that every wedding is completely unique. No two events are the same and from the colour scheme you choose to the room layout, our experienced wedding team will work closely with you to ensure your dream wedding is everything you’d hoped for and more.

Alongside our Winter Wedding offer we’re also able to offer a wide range of optional extras and further details can be found by downloading a Wedding Information Pack from our website.

Get in touch to book your Yorkshire winter weddings

To to find out more, please get in touch with Lindsay, our wedding coordinator by calling 01756 700100.

Yorkshire Dales hotel wet weather activities

Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales whatever the weather!

Stay at our Yorkshire Dales hotel and enjoy your holiday -whatever the weather!

It’s impossible to tell what the weather is going to do at the moment: one minute we’re basking in warm sunshine and the next it’s pouring with rain! Although we hate to admit it, unfortunately the sun doesn’t always shine in the Yorkshire Dales but thanks to our fantastic location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, there’s always something to do, no matter how wet it is outside!

Wet weather activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Whether you like nothing better than enjoying a relaxing canal boat trip , the latest cinema release or exploring a castle or museum, Skipton and surrounding areas has something for everyone. Skipton town centre is within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel which is located next to the pretty Skipton canal. Alongside Skipton’s bustling high street, packed with interesting shops and cafes, is Skipton Castle. One of the most complete medieval castles in England, a visit to Skipton Castle makes an interesting and enjoyable to spend a wet afternoon. With lots of rooms to explore, plus a well-stocked gift shop and café, Skipton Castle is pretty hard to miss, thanks to its location at the top of Skipton High Street.

If you fancy exploring a little further afield, Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey and Thornton Farm Park at Thornton-in-Craven, make wonderful days out the whole family will enjoy. Whether you’re 9 or 99, there’s nothing quite like a trip to the farm and visit to one of our local farm parks is a must for families.

Lovers of history will enjoy East Riddlesden Hall in nearby Keighley, whilst the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Howarth is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the writings of the famous Bronte Sisters. Steam train enthusiasts will absolutely love Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway.

A great place to stay – no matter what the weather’s like!

These are just a few examples of things to do in and around Skipton when the weather’s wet. If you would like full details of all the attractions within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel, please visit the wet weather activities page of our website.

Our Yorkshire Dales hotel offers a wide range of high quality hotel accommodation, with options suitable for families, couples, groups and single travellers. If you would like to find out more, to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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