'''Yorkshire Dales''' [http://www.traveldales.org.uk/] are in
the county of [[North Yorkshire ]], [[UK]]. They are world famous for their picturesque combination of rolling hills, woodland, wild moorland, dramatic landscapes and gentle valleys that create unique and beautiful vistas. There are many opportunities for great walks and the lovely little dales towns and villages provide a glimpse into traditional old-fashioned Yorkshire life.
Driving remains unfortunately the easiest way to access most of the countryside destinations.
* '''[[Leeds]]-[[Bradford]] International Airport''' [http://www.lbia.co.uk] - the closest airport offering a
huge range of flights from Europe including links to the major hubs of London Gatwick and Amsterdam.* '''[[Durham]] [[Tees Valley]] Airport''' [http://www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com/] the the closes airport for the northern section of the Yorkshire Dale offering flights to Amsterdam, Dublin and Aberdeen.*[[Newcastle]] International Airport [http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/] is is the third closes airport with the most number of links from Europe. with links to London, Paris, Italy, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Greece , Dubai.
There is England's most scenic railway, the famous Settle-Carlisle [http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/] railway, which can be most easily accessed from [[Leeds]] station, with stops throughout the Dales including Skipton - Settle - Horton - Ribblehead - Dent and Garsdale.
East Coast Mainline to Northallerton Station with
Buses into Wensleydale and Yorkshire dale.East Coast [http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/] from London Kings Cross to Edinbrough ,Aberdeen. Transpenine Express [http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/] from Manchester to Newcastle
The Wensleydale Railway starting from Leeming Bar
going thought to the Heart or Wensleydale, Redmire station.[http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/]
There are regular bus routes through the dales
but due to the country roads these can take a while.
* '''DalesBus''' [http://www.dalesbus.org]
* '''Postbus''' [http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=400130&mediaId=500084] - this still exists!
There are no fees to pay except usual entry to attractions and campsite fees etc. Permits are required (as
across the UK) for fishing/hunting etc. Fishing licenses are available at Post Offices.
==Get around ==
* Pen-y-Ghent - dramatic hill, a favourite with walkers
* [[Richmond]] - beautiful town perched on a cliff overlooking the river, with a lovely old centre and dramatic castle
* [[Settle]] - pretty little market town in the Dales with a traditional atmosphere
This is many people's favourite dale and would be the longest, if the top part were not called Lansstrothdale. It contains the fine villages (ordered up the river) of
Bo;ton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington, Conistone, Kettlewell, Starbotton and Buckden. As well as the old Bolton Priory, the nave of which survived the dissolution of the monasteries because it served as the parish church, there is Clifford's Tower and the Cavendish memorial. The Strid, a very narrow and potentially dangerous stretch of the Wharfe, lies a short way above Bolton Priory.
There are a variety of local beers to try in any local pub. Just a short journey westwards from the A1, main arterial road north,lies the village of Wensley. This village gives its name to the local dale and is a favourite spot in the whole of the Dales. Whilst here, drop into the local pub (there is only one) to sample the brews from the local Wensleydale Brewery, particularly the "Poacher" and "Gamekeeper". These are drinks to die for! But, take it easy if you want to be able to enjoy the scenery afterwards! These are brews of around 5 per cent. You can sit outside if the weather is good or sit inside and enjoy a pub interior that owes nothing to modern `drink-factory` design.