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July is National Picnic Month!

Stay at our Skipton hotel and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park

July is National Picnic Month and what better way to celebrate the joy of eating outdoors than by planning a delicious picnic in the Yorkshire Dales National Park? The National Park has lots of idyllic picnic places – from lush meadows through to dramatic waterfalls and the area’s iconic limestone pavements. Whichever you choose, provided the weather stays fine, you’ll love spending time in our corner of Yorkshire.

Holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Our Yorkshire hotel is in the ideal place to enjoy everything Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park has to offer. Thanks to our location on the banks of the picturesque canal (another lovely picnic spot!), our guests tell us they love exploring Skipton itself and the surroundings of the National Park which is just a short bus journey (or drive) away.

Whether your picnic is a quick sandwich stop on a long walk or a three course leisurely lunch, there are many lovely places from which to enjoy the stunning scenery of the dales. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Bolton Abbey – could this be the perfect place for a picnic? Offering lots of picnic spots along the banks of the River Wharfe, the Bolton Abbey Estate is the stunning Yorkshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. If you don’t want to bring your own food, why not buy something to eat at the Cavendish Pavilion?
  • Malham Cove – one of the most impressive natural landmarks in the UK, Malham is a must-see destination for visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With lots of lovely spots to enjoy a picnic, Malham Cove is a wonderful place to take in the natural wonder of the limestone pavement and the Cove itself.
  • Grassington – Grassington’s Grass Wood is simply beautiful and is home to lots of incredible wildlife. The perfect place to for a shady picnic on a hot summer’s day, Grass Wood is ideal for den buidling, wildlife watching, exploring…the list is endless!
  • Haworth – we know it’s not in the National Park but Top Withens has got to be the top picnic spot for fans of Wuthering Heights and the Brontes! Why not unleash your inner Heathcliffe with a day out in this wild and atmospheric place?

Book your Yorkshire holiday

Why not make the most of National Picnic Month by enjoying a short break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire? Our Rambler’s Retreat package offers exceptional value and with a packed picnic lunch included, what better way to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales? If you have something more leisurely in mind, our Romantic breaks offer a wonderful way to spend time with your loved one and maybe enjoy a picnic or two…

To find out more about our latest special offers, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our friendly reservations team by calling 01756 700100?

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