Yorkshire Dales, United Kingdom
When to go
The Yorkshire Dales are beautiful (if unpredictable) year-round; expect freezing temperatures and snow showers in winter months, breezy autumns and sun-dappled summers. In springtime the woodland’s sprayed with daffodils and newborn lambs frolic in the fields.
PlanesLeeds Bradford International Airport is closest, around a half-hour drive from the Dales. British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow, around an hour’s journey.
TrainsThe National Express East Coast train from London King's Cross to Leeds takes a little over two hours. From Leeds, Northern Rail Lines can take you to Skipton, just south of the Dales, in around 45 minutes.
AutomobilesA car is a must if you want to explore the Dales properly; the remoteness of its beauty spots are the area’s main draw; they’re largely unreachable by public transport. International hire companies Hertz and Avis both operate from Leeds Bradford International Airport. Expect winding country roads and tractors going at a leisurely pace.