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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":551,"Name":"Yorkshire Dales","Description":"","Alias":"yorkshire-dales","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Yorkshire Dales.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. Remember that dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide open spaces too, and every valley, hill and flower meadow has a character all its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2949,"LocationLongitude":-1.98336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/yorkshire-dales/the-yorkshire-dales-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Kiplin Hall","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStep inside the Jacobean country seat of the man who founded Maryland with a visit to Kiplin Hall. Kiplin Hall is a striking, red brick country house that looks every inch the imposing family seat and remains one of the most visited attractions in Richmond.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith looming pillars and iron gates, the house looks much as it did in its heyday and 17 of its rooms are open to visitors. From the collection of items once owned by the people who have called this house their home to the ornamental gardens, there\u0026rsquo;s a personal side to Kiplin Hall that makes a visit all the more fascinating.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you make your way around the gardens make sure you nip behind the greenhouses where you\u0026rsquo;ll find the small Garden Museum, which tells the tale of the gardens and they blooms each owner of the house has planted. Entry to this museum is included within the fee to enter the house and gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house is currently decorated in the style of the Victorian era although it dates right back to the 1620s and retains its original features throughout. Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens and the grounds of the house although owners are asked to keep them on their leads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.3753,"LocationLongitude":-1.58042,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/richmond/kiplin-hall","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Richmond Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re going to get your first glimpse of the Yorkshire Dales then you might as well be standing atop a dramatic Norman fortress \u0026ndash; and Richmond Castle makes a fantastic vantage point for looking out across the famous landscape. The castle belongs to English Heritage and was originally constructed to keep the somewhat boisterous (their words not ours you understand!) north of England in check, and today it welcomes visitors all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn interactive exhibition brings the castle\u0026rsquo;s long and colourful past to life for visitors and there\u0026rsquo;s a programme of events each year that makes it a great place to take the kids. That said, if you visit on a quiet day the castle makes the perfect place for a picnic and they\u0026rsquo;re welcome throughout its grounds. The Cockpit Garden has always been an inspiration for artists, and the luminous watercolour that J.M.W Turner captured now hangs in the Tate Britain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle peers down over the town and the river far below, so it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place you can while away an afternoon without realising on a sunny day, so leave plenty of time to explore and enjoy the peace and quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.4025,"LocationLongitude":-1.73752,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/yorkshire dales - sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/richmond/richmond-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/yorkshire dales - sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Box Tree","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of six Michelin Star restaurants in Yorkshire, The Box Tree is an unassuming restaurant with an emphasis on French classical dining. Run by a husband and wife team, The Box Tree, in Ilkley, has been impressing diners with its menu since the sixties and it\u0026rsquo;s had a Michelin Star to its name for over a decade.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not only the food that\u0026rsquo;s set this eatery apart from the competition, it\u0026rsquo;s home to an extensive wine cellar that means no matter how many times you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll still find something new to sample, and the staff are always happy to help recommend something to complement your meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe owners are dedicated to using fresh, local ingredients throughout every dish wherever they can, and that means most of the produce is sourced from nearby farmers and suppliers so diners can enjoy the true taste of Yorkshire. Favourites include Roast Sea Scallops, Celeriac Puree, White Truffle Oil and Souffl\u0026eacute;s.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe dining area is decorated with all kinds of art pieces and antiques, so there\u0026rsquo;s a welcoming feel to the restaurant that makes dining all the more enjoyable. The Box Tree opens every Tuesday through to Saturday for dinner and for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.9265,"LocationLongitude":-1.82567,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/salmon.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/the-box-tree","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/salmon.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Yorke Arms","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow where do we start with The Yorke Arms? This Michelin Star holder is run by one of the finest female chefs in the country, and not only has it held onto its star since 2003 but it was also named Number One Restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide in 2008. As if that\u0026rsquo;s not enough, the restaurant came third in the Sunday Times list of Best UK Restaurants in 2013.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century coaching house couldn\u0026rsquo;t be more picturesque if it tried, and it\u0026rsquo;s enveloped by the rolling hills of the Nidderdale Valley. The restaurant may have a traditional setting, but its menus are renowned for creative food served in style and its head chef serves up local produce with imagination.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a tasting menu for those of you who always end up with food envy when your companions\u0026rsquo; meals arrive, and the restaurant has a warm atmosphere that means you can enjoy some of the finest food in the country in a relaxing environment. One of only six female Michelin chefs in the whole of the UK, Frances Atkins is a Fellow of the Masterchefs of Great Britain as well as co-owner of the restaurant, and her talent shines through every dish on the extensive menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1346,"LocationLongitude":-1.81953,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/the-yorke-arms","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bronte Parsonage Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet in the gorgeous Georgian building the Bronte\u0026rsquo;s called home, The Bronte Parsonage Museum now offers visitors and fans a fascinating insight into the lives of the famous family. The building still has the character of a family home, and houses the world\u0026rsquo;s most extensive collection of rare Bronte manuscripts, prints and artefacts, and visitors get to experience them right where the sisters lived and wrote.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSee the straight-backed chair in which Mr Bronte would sit beside the fire and reflect, study the desk at which the girls practiced their German and wander the gardens that have altered little since the days when the Bronte\u0026rsquo;s called this home. If you\u0026rsquo;d like to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing, ask for a VIP tour from one of the experts who will tell you the stories behind the items as you make your way around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum is also the home of the Bronte Society, so the friendly team of volunteers are always more than happy to bring the house to life with anecdotes and information, and there are even guides around the village available for those who want to know more about how life would have been for the literary family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your group is larger than ten you\u0026rsquo;ll need to book in advance, and if you want to make your visit extra special phone ahead and arrange a private tour which may include the chance to enter private rooms.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8313,"LocationLongitude":-1.95683,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/bronte-parsonage-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Drop Farm Tea Rooms","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStepping inside Drop Farm Tea Rooms was described by one happy reviewer as like \u0026ldquo;stepping back in time\u0026rdquo;, and it sits on a quiet road at the heart of Oxenhope\u0026rsquo;s peaceful countryside. This is the kind of tea room where you can pass the time of day with the staff, tuck in to a good old roast dinner and even request half portions if you\u0026rsquo;re not feeling too hungry (or you want to make sure you\u0026rsquo;ve got room for a pudding!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu covers everything from light snacks, hot drinks and hearty main courses, and we should mention that many of the desserts are homemade. The treats on offer depend on what\u0026rsquo;s been backed in the latest batch, but if you time your visit right you\u0026rsquo;ll have the choice of scones, fairy cakes and fruit cake.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tea room only opens on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (between 12 and 3pm) so make sure you pop in during your time in Oxenhope. Drop Farm makes the perfect pit stop during a local walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8191,"LocationLongitude":-1.97776,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/07/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/drop-farm-tea-rooms","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/07/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re something of a railway enthusiast or you just fancy spending a few hours doing something different, the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is an engaging and evocative attraction that welcomes the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to a collection of classic and restored railway carriages, the museum showcases carriages and artefacts that have appeared in more than 50 television programmes over the years, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to discover more about the valley\u0026rsquo;s history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are sound and visual presentations throughout to keep things interesting for younger visitors, and you can even hop aboard and sit inside the original rail carriages to imagine what travel was like in the golden era of steam (always a favourite!). \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find the museum in the yard behind Ingrow station, so make sure you hop off at Ingrow if you want to visit during your day on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The yard\u0026rsquo;s home to two museums and entry to both is free with a Day Rover ticket for the train line, so if you\u0026rsquo;ll be travelling to the museum via the steam train make sure you opt for one to make the saving.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8558,"LocationLongitude":-1.91356,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/ingrow-museum-of-rail-travel","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"SMJ Falconry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf the dramatic landscape of Bronte country inspires you to embrace the great outdoors and do something a little bit different, SMJ Falconry may be just what you\u0026rsquo;re after. This unique attraction is found in Oxenhope, and its visitors can experience how it feels to get close to and interact with birds of prey.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUnder expert supervision, you\u0026rsquo;ll have the chance to enjoy first-hand experience of falcons, owls, hawks and eagles, and if you want to make a day of it you can book one of the company\u0026rsquo;s special hunting days. The day starts in true Yorkshire style with a hearty breakfast at a country pub, before you and the rest of your group will be taken for safety training on how to handle the birds throughout the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThen the fun starts, you\u0026rsquo;ll spend the day with your own bird of prey while it hunts, and it\u0026rsquo;ll be returning to your hand between hunting trips! Choose between a full day or a half day experience (there are snacks provided during the half day) and look forward to a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget during your visit to Yorkshire.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8137,"LocationLongitude":-1.95089,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/smj-falconry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Haworth Treasure Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Haworth Treasure Trail is a family activity that makes exploring the village good fun for all ages. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to buy the treasure trail pack before you go and then follow the trail by solving the clues along the way. You\u0026rsquo;ll have a code to crack, so you\u0026rsquo;ll all have to think like secret agents and take the mission very seriously!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts at the Haworth station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and the route takes its secret agents along Main Street and to the Bronte Parsonage Museum (once home to the Bronte sisters) \u0026ndash; and you\u0026rsquo;ll discover all kinds of facts and secrets as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHaworth was once home to the Bronte family, and many of its sites were the inspiration for some of the greatest literature ever written. The house was also used in the classic film The Railway Children during the 70s, if you watch the film closely you\u0026rsquo;ll recognise it as Doctor Forrest\u0026rsquo;s surgery. This trail should take around two hours to complete and is 1.5 miles long.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8307,"LocationLongitude":-1.94933,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-haworth-treasure-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Railway Children Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the best things about a visit to Oxenhope and neighbouring Haworth is that you can barely turn a corner without spotting a familiar road, track or building from the classic 70s film The Railway Children. So, The Railway Children walk takes visitors past the sites that were featured in the film, and \u0026ndash; for the most part \u0026ndash; they look just the way they did all those years ago.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk at Haworth Visitor Centre (which was actually used as the butcher\u0026rsquo;s shop in the film) and follow the route past Main Street, Oakworth Station, Mytholmes Tunnel, Ebor Mill and on to Haworth Station. The whole walk\u0026rsquo;s around 2.4 miles, and you\u0026rsquo;ll need to wear sturdy footwear incase of any mud along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMuch of the film was shot at Oakworth Station, so it\u0026rsquo;s always a highlight of the walk (and a popular spot for a photo!), and if you look to the left once you leave the station you\u0026rsquo;ll see the pretty white cottage that was the home of Mr Perks in the film. If you want to see even more of the spots that featured in the film, there\u0026rsquo;s a longer circular walk at 6 miles that starts and finished at Haworth Station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8317,"LocationLongitude":-1.95598,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-railway-children-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Haworth 1940s Weekend","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe village of Haworth winds the clock back once every year in May for the Haworth 1940s Weekend. The village transforms as it celebrates everything that was brilliant about the era, and everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome in full fancy dress. The event programme includes a display of vintage vehicles, a flyover from a Dakota, dances and talks from very special guests on topics related to the 1940s.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;ve always had an interest in the war years and history, or you just fancy enjoying something different in a beautiful setting, the event welcomes visitors and gets more popular with each year. It\u0026rsquo;s best to book your parking ahead or use the free vintage shuttle bus as the traffic can be heavy around the village, but the best way to arrive in style has got to be via steam train on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway .\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8306,"LocationLongitude":-1.94921,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/haworth-1940s-weekend","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Oxenhope Straw Race","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you time your visit to Oxenhope just right you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by the sight of hundreds of people in fancy dress running from one pub to another. The Oxenhope Straw Race is a much-loved tradition in the village, and it all started years ago when two men had a bet that they could race from one pub to another one laden with a bale of straw!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThese days, participants get into teams and raise sponsorship money in aid of various charities to complete the course with straw on their backs, and as much of the route\u0026rsquo;s uphill it\u0026rsquo;s no mean feat. To make things even more\u0026hellip;unusual, the teams always wear fancy dress as they visit each of the village\u0026rsquo;s pubs, and as people turn out to watch the race in crowds there\u0026rsquo;s always a fantastic atmosphere in the village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo date, the race has raised more than \u0026pound;3000,000 for charities, and all money raised is collected by the Straw Race Committee. There are all kinds of other events held throughout the year to raise even more money for the chosen charities than the main race.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8128,"LocationLongitude":-1.95175,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-oxenhope-straw-race","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Dog and Gun","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Dog and Gun sits in the countryside high above Oxenhope, and it\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful vantage point to sit back and admire Bronte country with a cold drink and a hot meal. Once a 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century coaching inn, the pub is family-owned and offers a warm welcome to visitors throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Dog and Gun has all the charm you\u0026rsquo;d expect from a classic Yorkshire inn, and the oak beams and open fires give it a cosy atmosphere that encourages its customers to sit back and take their time over their drinks. \u0026nbsp;The dining room showcases the inn\u0026rsquo;s unforgettable views of the surrounding countryside, and the menu includes a wide selection of home cooked meals and beers that have won award after award.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe inn is within easy reach of the Bronte landmarks that draw visitors to Oxenhope and Haworth, so bear it in mind if you fancy a pub lunch or a cosy evening during your time in the area. The a la carte menu is available every day of the week, and there\u0026rsquo;s a specials board too so make sure you check it before you choose.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8961,"LocationLongitude":-2.01211,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/beer fire crop.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-dog-and-gun","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/beer fire crop.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Keighley and Worth Valley","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve ever seen The Railway Children (and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, who hasn\u0026rsquo;t?) then the Keighley and Worth Valley will look very familiar, as the valley line steam train chugs right through the heart of the landscape that featured in the classic film.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe line was first built to serve the area\u0026rsquo;s mill trades, and these days steam trains run up and down the four and a half miles of track, giving visitors the chance to explore Bronte country in style. There are six stations along the line, and Ingrow West station is home to two award-winning railway museums. If you buy a Day Rover ticket for your journey you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enter both museums at no extra cost too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you love all things railway-related you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a buffet car at the Oxenhope station so if you fancy a bite during your day you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome aboard to snack in style. 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The pub\u0026rsquo;s main claim to fame is that fact that it was the favourite watering hole of Patrick Branwell Bronte (the brother of the Bronte sisters), until he died at the age of 31. In fact, fans of all things Bronte can still see the chair that Branwell used to sit in when he visited the pub\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyway, The Black Bull has a reputation for its good food and friendly service, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those pubs that makes a lovely place to spend time no matter what the season. On a sunny day, it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect stop off before or after tackling one of the local walks, and in the winter, it\u0026rsquo;s just a cosy spot to huddle up for a chat and a glass of wine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu\u0026rsquo;s packed with home-cooked meals, and the traditional ales available mean there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a tipple. 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