EXPLORE GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Westholme Estate has an idyllic riverside location, set along the banks of Bishopdale Beck and boasting verdant views across the valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Visitors and lodge owners will find the landscaped park to be the perfect place to escape to any time of year, and there are so many incredible things to see and do within the National Park itself.
Whether you’re booking your next holiday or considering lodge ownership, our local area has much to offer. Here are some of the attractions you can enjoy during your visit:
(4.3 miles from Westholme Estate)
A spectacular 14th Century castle located in Wensleydale and a great place for the whole family. Walk around the beautifully maintained gardens and hedge maze, catch the daily bird shows, or explore the medieval dungeons and castle remains.
The Forbidden Corner
(8.5 miles from Westholme Estate)
Enjoy a day of family fun at The Forbidden Corner, located at Tupgill Park Estate in Middleham. These stunning gardens feature a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and weird and wonderful statues, designed to appeal to kids and big kids alike!
(9.5 miles from Westholme Estate)
For shopping and a glimpse of life in the Dales, head to the bustling street market in Hawes (every Tuesday). Find regional produce, gifts, crafts and much more. The Market Place also features a row of local shops worth checking out.
The Wensleydale Creamery
(10.0 miles from Westholme Estate)
The Wensleydale Creamery welcomes visitors to come and try their local cheeses, made only in Wensleydale. Enjoy interactive fun with the ‘Cheese Experience’ viewing gallery and museum, grab a bite to eat, or browse their gift shop.
(8.6 miles from Westholme Estate)
Visit Middleham Castle just a short drive away to see the remains of Richard III’s childhood home. Don’t miss the incredible views of Wensleydale from the viewing platform, the indoor exhibitions, and the 15th Century replica of the Middleham Jewel.
(10.5 miles from Westholme Estate)
A waterfall on the Hardraw Beck and England’s largest single drop waterfall. It is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn and the Pennine Way footpath is close by, making it ideal for walkers who want a mix of pubs and scenery.
Dales Countryside Museum
(9.5 miles from Westholme Estate)
Located less than 20 minutes’ drive from our park, the Dales Countryside Museum is a great place to take the family on a rainy day. Set within a former Victorian railway station with historic displays, a craft station, a woodland trail and a café.
(20.5 miles from Westholme Estate)
A little further out but worth the drive for the fantastic views (especially at sunset). Head south and you can also spend some time in Settle, exploring the town’s superb selection of shops, cafes and historic buildings.
VIBRANT LOCAL LIFE
There are many picturesque villages within the Dales, offering everything from shopping for local produce and charming local cafés to various events that run throughout the year. Including the Swaledale and Grassington music and arts festivals taking place during the summer months, or the regular farmers’ markets taking place every weekend.
OUTSTANDING FOOD IN THE DALES
Not only does the area boast outstanding local produce, but there’s a world of gastronomy to be explored. Tantalise your culinary taste buds with a superb choice of gastropubs and fine dining pubs within the National Park. Enjoy an upscale affair at The Yorke Arms (Michelin starred restaurant in Pateley Bridge). Or devour tea and scones at the countless tea rooms in the area.