A historic village in the North of Yorkshire, Ingelton is a civil parish located partly in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. With the River Twiss and River Doe running through the village, Ingleton makes the perfect holiday destination for an idyllic escape to a self-catered holiday cottage. A beautiful place with plenty of charming quirks, Ingleton is ideal for couples and families, with its many gorgeous waterfalls, limestone caves begging to be explored and lots and lots of hiking routes. Go on a guided tour through the White Scar Cave with the kids, and experience one of the longest show-caves in the entire country. Afterwards, have a wander through the village shops and stop by the 17th century Wheatsheaf hotel for a cool pint of local beer, and some good, locally-loved food – all before returning to the comfort of your rented holiday cottage.
This traditional, stone-built Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeps 5, on the outskirts of the charming village of Ingleton. Nicely located for exploring the Dales’ spectacular Three Peaks area, Bytheway Cottage has a snug sitting room with patio doors and almost next door to an excellent pub.
Some of the best views in England can be savoured from Netherscar in Chapel-le-Dale near Ingleton. The detached, remote cottage lies among the rolling hills of lies in a haven of peace and tranquillity and offers three bedrooms and an open fire as well as ample space for pets and children to roam.
Ingelton’s history stretches back to the Iron Age, and a hill fort was built on top of Ingleborough hill – itself a popular walking destination. More serious walkers should attempt the three peaks route, taking in the ruggedly beautiful mountains of Pen-y-Gent and Whernside as well as Ingleborough. Of more modern history, the stunning Ingleton Viaduct, built in 1849, stands as a proud village monument. What’s more, none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a regular guest of the village, and many claim – with evidence! – that he drew inspiration for the name ‘Sherlock Holmes’ from Ingleton itself. Since 1885, holiday-makers have been travelling to Ingleton to journey along the Ingleton Waterfall Walk – one that you can take today, so many years later, but still just as splendid. Fast-forward to much, much more recent history by visiting the town’s open-air swimming pool, its perfectly-heated water making for a fun family day out. You are sure to be hungry after, so spend an afternoon visiting farmer’s markets and to taste local produce, knowing you can whip up something in the kitchen of your very own holiday cottage later in the day.
A great destination, Ingleton has something to offer everyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors, keeping the kids entertained and active and the adults relaxed with jaw-dropping views.