{"LocationDetails":{"Id":569,"Name":"Bedale","Description":"\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine a more traditional Yorkshire market town than historic Bedale. Georgian buildings huddle around the market square and the market still takes place every Tuesday, and as little has changed over the centuries Bedale is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s most picturesque spots. With a history that goes back so far that the town\u0026rsquo;s mentioned in the Domesday Book, Bedale is home to quirky little shops and a whole selection of country walks that showcase the beauty of the Dales.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"bedale","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Bedale.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Yorkshire Dales National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nowhere quite like the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is a playground for those who love to be outdoors, a haven for wildlife and a film director\u0026rsquo;s dream and the Dales cover more than 680 square miles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s ever traipsed the ancient woodland or stood at the foot of a dale and stared up at the rocky towers before them will know just why this national park is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s biggest attractions as well as a regular star of the silver screen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers have flocked to the Dales for decades, keen to make the most of this historic and striking setting and take advantage of its unspoilt, natural appeal. Thanks to strict rules, the park has remained just as it\u0026rsquo;s always been over the centuries and that means it\u0026rsquo;s not only stunning but also home to some fascinating historic sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA walk in the Dales is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the national park, and there are thousands to choose from depending on how energetic you\u0026rsquo;re feeling and what you\u0026rsquo;d like to see. 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This unique family attraction is weird, wonderful and great fun for all ages \u0026ndash; and it sits at the heart of the four acre gardens in Tugpill Park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Forbidden Corner includes a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, and it\u0026rsquo;s best to expect the unexpected as you make your way around them as you\u0026rsquo;ll come across a few surprises. The follies and statues that dot the gardens make this attraction delightfully curious, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to while away hours following paths that don\u0026rsquo;t actually lead to anywhere and stumbling upon everything from glass pyramids to the temple of the underworld.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the best parts of The Forbidden Corner is that it\u0026rsquo;ll get you thinking. Remember Dungeons and Dragons? You\u0026rsquo;ll be faced with choices and dilemmas as you go so you can try to outwit the tricksters and make it to the end. The Forbidden Corner is the kind of family attraction that\u0026rsquo;ll have you planning your next visit on the way home, and there\u0026rsquo;s no place quite like it. 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This farm visitor centre welcomes visitors of all ages and offers them the chance to bottle feed the animals, and regular guided tours of the farm ensure that nobody misses a thing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you time your visit right you may just get to watch the magical moment when a litter of piglets or a new lamb enters the world and even for the adults it\u0026rsquo;s an unforgettable experience that\u0026rsquo;ll make the day extra special. Not to worry if you don\u0026rsquo;t see any births though, a visit during season means it\u0026rsquo;s all hands on deck when it comes to feeding hungry mouths around the farm so visitors are always welcome to have a cuddle and feed the new arrivals by hand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe attraction\u0026rsquo;s also home to Wooly Jumpers - an indoor adventure play centre - so if you get a shower during your visit the kids won\u0026rsquo;t even notice while they let off steam and navigate the slides, ropes and bridges inside. 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Located just a short journey from Bedale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Thorp Perrow Arboretum is home to one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most impressive tree and shrub collections as well as birds of prey. The arboretum covers 85 acres and the regular displays from the birds make a visit fascinating for the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLuckily, the gardens have been divided into trails to help visitors explore them in their own time without getting lost, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have you choice between tree trails, a special nature trail and trails carefully planned with children in mind. Now, what\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful landscaped garden without a shimmering lake to picnic beside? You\u0026rsquo;ll find a large lake and a play area for the children for when you\u0026rsquo;re ready to sit back for awhile and just enjoy the peace and quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the Milbank Pinetum which was planted by Lady Augusta Milbank back in the mid-nineteenth century, and if you get a chance to wander the medieval Spring Wood bear in mind that it dates all the way back to the 16th century. The garden is home to one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most extensive daffodil collections too, so needless to say if you time your visit for Spring you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by a bright yellow carpet that stretches as far as the eye can see.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2633,"LocationLongitude":-1.60508,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/thorp-perrow-arboretum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Rievaulx Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRievaulx Abbey is the most complete of the country\u0026rsquo;s abbey ruins, and it sits in a peaceful valley in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. There\u0026rsquo;s a tranquil atmosphere at this English Heritage site that makes it the kind of attraction visitors return to time and again, and it looks much as it did 900 years ago when the monks who called it home worked and prayed within its walls.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe onsite exhibition \u0026lsquo;The Work of Man and God\u0026rsquo; tells the tale of the abbey\u0026rsquo;s history, and the artefacts on display in the museum were discovered right in the grounds. Dogs are welcome (except for inside the caf\u0026eacute;) although owners are asked to keep them on their leads and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics and enjoy them in the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe abbey makes a beautiful setting for a day out with the family on a sunny day, and if you fancy seeing more of the scenery while you\u0026rsquo;re at the abbey there, there are some popular walks along the river nearby. Take some time to wander the abbey\u0026rsquo;s gardens too, as they include a sensory garden, traditional herbs and medieval themed decorative tiles in keeping with the site\u0026rsquo;s heritage.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2677,"LocationLongitude":-1.11917,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/rievaulx-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Easby Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEasby Abbey sits just under a mile away from Richmond Castle, so if you follow the River Swale along you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself at this very beautiful English Heritage attraction \u0026ndash; and entry is free of charge. Much remains of what was once a Premonstratensian abbey, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most spectacular monastic attractions in the region.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt first glance, the abbey\u0026rsquo;s architecture looks very similar to Cistercian designs as is typical of Premonstratensian monasteries, but look a little closer and you\u0026rsquo;ll notice that in many ways the site differs from the norm, so it given its visitors plenty to think about. Despite the fact the site dates back to the 13\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century one of the churches within the precinct is still in regular use, and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend making sure you take some time to go inside and have a look at the original wall paintings as they still inspire visitors today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most striking features of Easby is the roof-height refectory which dates back to 1300, and as it\u0026rsquo;s one of very few example of white canon monasteries it\u0026rsquo;s especially significant as well as picturesque. It\u0026rsquo;s thought that the constable of Richmond Castle \u0026ndash; a man called Roald, founded Easby Abbey in 1152, and the the site still undergoes regular research to unearth its secrets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.398,"LocationLongitude":-1.71688,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Easby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/bedale/easby-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Easby Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fountains Abbey","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFountains Abbey may be just three miles from Ripon but this World Heritage Site feels a world away. The abbey looms high above the modest river that trickles in front of it, and thanks to its position within a peaceful valley it\u0026rsquo;s not only beautiful but also one of the most relaxing places to spend time that you\u0026rsquo;ll ever come across. Reviewer after reviewer comments on the striking sight of the abbey (not to mention the field day it presents for keen photographers) and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s most loved sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026rsquo;t many days out that cover 900 years of history but the abbey\u0026rsquo;s grounds and gardens include the 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century abbey itself, the medieval deer park, a church that dates back to the Victorian era, a Jacobean hall and an 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century water garden. The abbey may be breathtaking (even after all these centuries) but it started out as a project by monks keen to seek a simpler life, and the ruins we see today tell us all sorts about the lifestyles of the medieval devout.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;The grounds that surround the abbey were later redesigned into elegant water gardens, and they remain dotted by follies, ponds and statues. 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It isn\u0026rsquo;t only the buildings along the way that make this walk a fascinating one, it\u0026rsquo;s also the tales you\u0026rsquo;ll hear about some of the characters who have called Bedale home over the centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to its position at the point where the roads from Wensleydale, Ripon and Northallerton meet, Bedale had a thriving industry before the Industrial Revolution took place, and many of the buildings along the Heritage Trail date back to its 1700s heyday. Highlights of the trail include St Gregory\u0026rsquo;s Church which dates back to Saxon times, the Market Cross which is the original market charter from the 14\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century and the Town Hall which was constructed in 1840.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe area that surrounds the weir is affectionately known as the harbour throughout the town, but it\u0026rsquo;s actually a canal basin. Lastly, look out for the Leech House. 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