You'll find Flowery Dell to be the ideal holiday base.
Enjoy super walks in the surrounding countryside, or travel a little further afield and discover the year round beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. From idyllic dales villages to magnificent castles and abbeys, your visit to the surrounding area will be a feast for your eyes.
As well as being on the edge of the renowned Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is within easy distance of York, Whitby on the East Coast, The Lake District, the West Coast, Catterick Racecourse, Newcastle & Metro Centre plus many more.
Just on your doorstep are Hudswell Woods, a National Trust property of ancient woodland on the south bank of the Swale. Moreover, all around lies the magnificent countryside of the Dales which cannot fail to enthral you – indeed it is some of Britain’s most beautiful. There’s no shortage of fascinating things to do and see in the area.
Flowery Dell is ideally positioned for exploring Wensleydale, sampling some of its world famous Wensleydale Cheese from the Creamery in Hawes and Swaledale and discovering the vast array of farm shops, ice cream parlours, bakeries and breweries scattered amongst the dales.
The vibrant market towns of Barnard Castle, Reeth, Hawes, Leyburn and Barnard Castle are all worth a visit. Richmond is a main hub on Wainwright’s coast to coast walk and for walking and cycling routes around the Yorkshire Dales. The north’s main shopping destinations of Leeds – home of Harvey Nicholls, and York – with the famous Minster and racecourse are only an hour away by car.
History and Beauty in The Yorkshire Dales
Welcome to the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with fantastic backdrops of scenic contrasts, blend of stunning natural beauty, traditional Yorkshire experiences, interesting historical sites and endless ways to enjoy a holiday in Yorkshire. Famous for the lush green hills and picturesque farming villages scattered across the dales countryside, this is what is often referred to as Gods Own County of Yorkshire. A holiday lodge or log cabin in the Dales is a great alternative to a Yorkshire Dales Cottage which epitomises a picture postcard English country landscape, with farming at its heart. A visit to a farm or a day out at a summer agricultural show will get you close to the traditional way of life.
Yorkshire is full of scenery which will take your breath away and where rich heritage is around every corner. From sweeping Yorkshire moorlands and valleys, to dramatic rugged limestone peaks. The Yorkshire Dales are home to some of the finest limestone landscapes in the UK, from deep potholes to echoing caves and dry valleys wearing the effects of the last ice age.
Lovers of the ‘Great Outdoors’ are in for a treat with fell running, hill walking, caving, climbing, Yorkshire Dales mountain biking, canoeing, potholing and more. Climb the Three Peaks, walk the Pennine Way or the Coast to Coast Path. Follow the Pennine Bridleway or Yorkshire Dales Cycleway. Get close to nature and admire the vast array of fauna and flora, or sit back and soak up this magical setting with a trip on the Local Wensleydale Railway or a trip on the Settle – Carlisle Railway, crossing the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct.
Richmond – Local Market Town
(5 min Drive – 25 min walk – £5 taxi) Richmond in North Yorkshire often referred to as the ‘The gateway to the Northern Yorkshire Dales’ & the ‘Jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire’ is one of Yorkshire’s most famous and beautiful market towns. With the fast flowing River Swale breathtaking views and scenery, and offers the perfect base for a Yorkshire dales luxury self catering holiday.
It is said to be the first of all Richmonds in the world & has inspired numerous poets & painters past & present. Richmond, a traditional Yorkshire Dales Market Town is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It offers a unique variety of attractions with Norman Castle of Richmond, large cobbled market square, Richmond & Green Howards museums, Easby Abbey, the famous Georgian Theatre Royal, spectacular falls, The Station which has been restored to now plays host to Seasons Restaurant, Angel Bakery (finalists in Britains Best Bakery), Velvet Heaven fudge & chocolate maker, Richmond Brewing Company beer producer, Laceys cheeses, Archers Jersey icecream, 2 screen cinema and a vibrant gallery space.
Richmond is also home to a fantastic choice of restaurant’s, takeaways, speciality, shops, traditional Yorkshire dales pubs & Yorkshire coffee shops. Richmond is truly the ultimate Yorkshire Dales location, and Flowery Dell Lodges near Richmond offers a fantastic luxury alternative to a luxury Richmond holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales.
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