This one’s for all fans of Harry Potter. When Harry and Hermione pitched their tent on a dramatic limestone landscape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows they were actually on the limestone pavement of Malham Cove. Just a twenty minute drive from Settle, Malham Cove is one of Yorkshire’s most iconic landscapes and a breathtaking landmark.
Stand exactly where Harry and Hermione wandered atop a sweeping, curving amphitheatre of a cliff, and explore the natural limestone pavements that have lent themselves to the big screen time and again over the decades. There’s a nice walk up to Malham Cove from the village nearby, and it’s a popular spot to admire panoramic views across the dale and towards the village in the distance. If you’re after that photo that says “I went to Yorkshire”, this is the place to capture it.
You can reach the top of the cliff and the limestone pavement via steps and if you don’t want to walk from the village you can park in the National Park car park nearby. It’s a short walk to the cove from the village, and you’ll see it appear on the horizon within about 300 yards.