West Burton holiday cottages are hard to beat if you’re looking for a peaceful village on the doorstep of some of Yorkshire’s most spectacular scenery. This welcoming community lies in Bishopsdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With the magnificent market town of Richmond 16 miles east and the villages of Askrigg, Hardraw and Garsdale a short drive west, self-catering holidays in West Burton are perfect for discovering this rugged region. West Burton is surrounded by high, heather moorland, windswept hills and lush, green valleys. The area is a paradise for walking, horse-riding and wildlife-watching, with countless paths crisscrossing the countryside as they follow the routes of ancient roads. From your holiday cottage in West Burton, the village centre will be a stroll away.
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Wander along the banks of Walden Beck, which weaves its way through the village before joining the River Ure. Stop at Cauldron Force, a dramatic waterfall which tumbles along the beck, through thick forest. You’ll notice a handful of independent businesses, including Cat Pottery, which creates unique clay cats, and WS Hartle Family Butcher, which sells high-quality locally sourced meat from the surrounding fields. Overlooking the sweeping village green, the Village Shop and Tearooms sells all the essentials and delicious homemade cake. Almost next door, the Fox and Hounds serves a selection of Yorkshire ales and delicious meals, prepared with local, seasonal produce.
A short drive east from West Burton, the Forbidden Corner is not to be missed, with a series of weird and wonderful follies set in rambling gardens. Nearby, imposing Bolton Castle is well worth a visit, with breathtaking views across the hills and valleys of Wensleydale. The medieval market town of Richmond is the closest large town, with outstanding cafes and restaurants, medieval architecture and a cobbled marketplace, overlooked by a hilltop castle.