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Children’s cancer research charity ball – huge success

It’s just over a week since the Petal charity Ball at the Rendezvous Hotel Skipton where the group welcomed over 200 guests to enjoy a 70’s theme evening. The event was a huge success and the generous guests present raised an amazing £20,000 for Cancer Research UK’s research into childhood cancers at the Leeds Cancer Centre.

The Skipton fundraising group, were absolutely delighted with the response from the local community and have already booked the date for next year’s event which will be held on Saturday 11th February.

The next Petal Fundraising event is the Craven Police Quiz on Friday 4th March at 7pm at the Rendezvous Hotel and the next charity luncheon is scheduled for 21st April. For further details please contact Karen Weaving on 07790 026343 or

Photo attached is the amazing Petal Fundraising Group who fund local research into childhood cancers.

“Thank you, me and my wife Julie had a great time on Saturday night !
It was an excellent event and very well planned… we could not believe how much
You raised in 1 night… well done, you are all doing a brilliant job very much appreciated”

“Everything was great as usual& as I have said before always an uplifting experience.
Your warmth & hospitality is second to none.”

“Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed ourselves at the ball last night. It was a great evening and we had lovely company.”

Half term fun in the Yorkshire Dales

The beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park is the perfect place to spend the half term break and whether you enjoy nothing better than a long walk in gorgeous surroundings, or exploring castles and museums, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Rendezvous Hotel is in a fantastic location right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of all the attractions that this wonderful part of the world has to offer. There’s so much to do in our corner of Yorkshire that unfortunately we haven’t got space (or time!) to mention everything so here are just a few of the things you could do with the kids this half term:

  • Bolton Abbey steam railway is just a short distance from the Rendezvous Hotel and a whole host of special trains and events are run during half term and throughout the year, including the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine train service.
  • The Forbidden Corner near Leyburn can be easily reached by public transport or car and is well worth a visit. The perfect day out for kids of all ages, The Forbidden Corner has secret chambers, tunnels and labyrinths to explore.
  • Lightwater Valley boasts the longest roller coaster ride in Europe – perfect for adrenalin junkies – and rides suitable for all ages.
  • History buffs will love Skipton Castle which is within walking distance of the Rendezvous Hotel, or Fountains Abbey, Bolton Castle, Bolton Abbey and Jervaulx Abbey which can all be reached by public transport or car.
  • Active families have a choice of almost limitless walks taking in the spectacular landscapes of the Dales, including wooded valleys, wild moorland, beautiful rivers and impressive gorges. Some of the most popular include White Scar Caves, Malham Cove, Ingleborough and Aysgarth Falls.

So rather than sitting at home this half term, why not book a break at the Rendezvous Hotel? We’re proud to be one of the most popular Yorkshire Dales hotels and we offer a range of family-friendly accommodation, including family rooms and self-serviced apartments.  If you would like to make a reservation, please call our friendly booking team on 01756 700100.

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Exploring the Dales on two wheels

The Yorkshire Dales offers a wealth of incredible cycling routes and whether you’re an experienced cyclist or are about to get out and about on two wheels for the first time, here at the Rendezvous we think our corner of Yorkshire is pretty hard to beat.

Cycling has always been very popular here in Yorkshire but since the success of the Yorkshire Grand Depart back in 2014, we’ve been gripped by cycling fever! A great way to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National park, cycling is something which can be enjoyed by cyclists of all abilities.

Book a cycling break at the Rendezvous

We take great pride in offering a warm welcome to cyclists at the Rendezvous and provide high quality hotel accommodation at special rates for individual cyclists and private cycling groups alike.  We know that taking your bike on holiday isn’t always easy but thanks to our secure bike storage and drying facility, it’s our aim to take the strain out of a holiday on two wheels!

Alongside bed and breakfast, our cycling packages cyclists also include a delicious dinner in our restaurant, along with access to our leisure facilities and physio treatments should you need them.

Why cycle in the Yorkshire Dales?

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most beautiful areas of England and features a range of gorgeous scenery from wild open moorland, through to incredible limestone pavements and lush green meadows. With lots of pretty villages and bustling market towns to explore on route, the Dales has long been enjoyed by cyclists.

A huge and diverse range of cycling routes are available and whether you’d like to re-create some of the routes taken by the 2014 Tour de France, or prefer to go off-road on your mountain bike, we can guarantee that you’ll find the Yorkshire Dales provides some of the most memorable cycling in the UK. For further information on cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, why not visit or to find out more?

Contact us to find out more

Spring is definitely on the way and with warmer weather just around the corner, what better excuse could there be to book a cycling break in the Yorkshire Dales? If you would like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our reservations team on 01756 700100?


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Put a spring in your step with an Easter break at the Rendezvous

The Easter holiday weekend is approaching rapidly and if you fancy getting away for a few days, why not book a short break at the Rendezvous? Our corner of Yorkshire looks beautiful at any time of year – yes, we know we’re biased! – but spring is a particularly gorgeous time of year. Easter is a wonderful time to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park and thanks to our great location in the market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales, the Rendezvous is the ideal base for exploring this stunning corner of Yorkshire.

There’s so much to do in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales it can be hard to know where to start! From stunning walks, fascinating castles and country houses, through to opportunities to shop and enjoy delicious local produce, Skipton and the Dales has got the lot. We think that one of the main reasons this part of the world is so popular is that there’s something for everyone and whether you like nothing more than putting on your walking boots and exploring the countryside, or visiting some of our historical sites and attractions, we find our guests are spoilt for choice.

Spring highlights in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales include the stunning Bolton Abbey Estate who’s famous Easter Egg Hunt is incredibly popular with visitors, a trip to see the lambs or Tractor Ted at Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, a steam train ride on the beautifully restored Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, a stroll around picturesque Howarth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum or why not explore the hundreds of miles of trails and footpaths which criss-cross the Yorkshire Dales National Park?

Whether you’re two or 102, a visit to Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales has something for everyone and here at the Rendezvous our great range of high-quality accommodation includes options for families, couples and single travellers alike. From luxurious suites and family rooms, through to serviced apartments, our rooms represent excellent value. If you would like to find out more, why not contact our friendly reservations team on 01756 700100 for further information?

The perfect hotel in the Yorkshire Dales for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend

Not long to go until the most romantic day of the year and if you’re struggling to think of a way to impress your loved-one this Valentine’s Day, how about booking a weekend at the Rendezvous Hotel?

We think we’re in the perfect place for a romantic weekend and thanks to our location in Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales, there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. The stunning Bolton Abbey estate is just a few miles away and with miles of lovely walks in gorgeous surroundings plus a choice of cafes serving delicious cakes and afternoon teas, makes the ideal place for a stroll with your loved one.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel and as one of the best known Yorkshire Dales hotels, we’re able to offer our guests an unbeatable combination of superb facilities in an outstanding location. The Yorkshire Dales National Park offers an endless choice of pretty villages nestled in beautiful countryside and whether you and your Valentine enjoy putting on your walking boots to see the area on foot, or having a delicious lunch by the fire in a village pub, there’s something for everyone.

At the Rendezvous Hotel we offer a superb selection of accommodation to suit all budgets; from our ‘Best Room in the House’ – a luxurious suite designed to offer an escape from the outside world – through to our superior double rooms with a canal-side view, we’ll have the perfect room for your romantic weekend away.

If you would like to find out more about staying at the Rendezvous Hotel, why not get in touch to find out more or to make a reservation?

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