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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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May is National Walking Month 2019

Yorkshire Dales walking holidays

May is National Walking Month; an event which is held each year to highlight the physical and mental benefits that walking can bring. Organised by the British Heart Foundation, National Walking Month offers a great opportunity to get out and about and enjoy our beautiful countryside on two feet.

Enjoy the benefits of walking

Not only is walking a great way to exercise, helping you to get fit and maybe shed a few pounds, it’s also been proven to provide a highly effective way to improve mental well-being. After all, what could be more invigorating than exploring the Yorkshire Dales by walking?

Our hotel in Skipton is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is in a great location for a walking break or holiday. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is justifiably famous for offering some of the most stunning walking routes in the UK, including the legendary Yorkshire Three Peaks. If this sounds a bit strenuous for you don’t worry as the National Park has countless lovely walks to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.

The Yorkshire Dales hotel for walking groups

Whether you’re a lone traveller or part of a large walking group, we offer a wide range of high quality hotel accommodation, ideal for walking holidays in the Yorkshire Dales. Our award-winning group travel service has been specially designed to meet the unique requirements of groups; regardless of size. From tailor made entrainment and tour packages, through to our hospitality lounge and function rooms, we take great pride in offering group travel with a friendly Yorkshire welcome!

Family-friendly hotel

It goes without saying that families, couples and lone travellers are also very welcome to join us for a walking break in the Yorkshire Dales and we’re happy to help with everything from route planning and advice, through to use of our drying room or packed lunches made on request.

To find out more or to book your walking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, please get in touch by calling 01756 700100.

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Skipton Waterway Festival 2019

Three days of boating fun in Skipton

Skipton’s annual Waterway Festival is due to take place this weekend and this year’s event promised three action-packed days of free fun for all the family.

Skipton Waterway Festival attracts 10,000 visitors a year and the family friendly festival hosts a wide range of entertainment including children’s activities, vintage engines, stalls, crafts, plenty of food and drink plus, of course, lots of gorgeous boats. There will be live entertainment each day from 10.30am, and with so much on offer, what better way could there be to spend a day by the canal in Skipton?

Waterway celebrations in Skipton

This year’s Waterway Festival will be held from the 4th to the 6th May 2019 at the Canal Basin in Skipton Town Centre. The Waterway Festival is organised by Pennine Cruisers and is free to enter; for more information please call 01756 795478 or email

Our Skipton hotel is located on the bank of the picturesque canal and this lovely waterway is very special to us. We’re looking forward to celebrating our beautiful waterways next weekend so why not join us at Skipton Waterway Festival 2019?

cycle friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

World class cycle race passes through Skipton

Tour de Yorkshire 2019

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous we’re big fans of cycling. With less than two weeks to go until this year’s Tour de Yorkshire excitement is building. Stage 4 of the race will be passing through Skipton on Sunday 5th May, offering an unbeatable chance to enjoy world-class cycling action right on our doorstep!

Stay at our Yorkshire hotel

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay whilst you enjoy the Tour de Yorkshire or are searching for cycle friendly hotel accommodation in Yorkshire, we’d be delighted to help! We’re proud to offer cycle-friendly hotel accommodation and have created our very own Cycling Charter, designed to provide our cycling guests with reassurance that we’ll provide exceptional customer services.

We offer cyclists a range of special services including secure bike storage, a drying room, packed lunches available to order on request, map printing, route planning advice and high carb dining options if required. We are also specialists in providing award-winning group accommodation, with a wide range of options available for cycling groups.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

The route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart is right on our doorstep and has since become a magnet for road cyclists of all abilities. Our hotel is ideal place to start a cycling trip, regardless of whether you are an experienced cyclist or are trying cycling for the first time. With a diverse range of stunning route options for road and mountain biking alike, the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place to enjoy a cycling holiday.

Get in touch to find out more

To find out more about our Yorkshire Dales cycle friendly hotel, get in touch by calling 01756 700100 or email

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