Discover boutique hotels in Bainbridge
Roman remains, cosy tea rooms and Yorkshire’s answer to Atlantis – there’s a lot to keep you busy in Bainbridge. But nestled deep in the Yorkshire Dales, it’s a perfectly placed base for a gallivant through the rest of God’s Own County. Relaxed ramblers can strike out across rolling dales, but mountains loom in reach for hardy hikers to conquer. Set sail on Lake Semerwater, then amble over to Aysgarth to admire the waterfalls with a silver-screen credit to their name. In need of less exhausting exploration? Castles cluster in nearby towns; at the Dales Countryside Museum you can try your hand at age-old crafts; and there’s nowt wrong wi’ stopping for a pint at the village pub.
When to go
The mercury in the Dales can be a little, well, mercurial, but the summer months from June to August have the best chance of sun and minimal showers.
PlanesYou can touch down at Leeds Bradford Airport from all across the UK, as well as from a host of international cities. From there, it’s just under two hours by car – choose a route through the Dales for scenic en-route entertainment.
TrainsIf you’re coming from Leeds or Carlisle, you can hop on a train to Garsdale station. Then it’s a 20-minute drive to the village.
AutomobilesFrom London, it’s around a five-hour drive. Once you’re there, you’ll need some wheels to explore the Dales properly. Bring your own car or hire one at the airport.