The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 8 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explores the very best of the Yorkshire Dales in one day!

Discover the dramatic limestone valleys and emerald countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park tour from Windermere. Travel with ease from the Lake District and visit the quaint villages in Swaledale and Wensleydale (famed for its cheese) and Bolton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. See too, Aysgarth Falls and the cobbled streets of Hawes.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

Begin your tour of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with Mountain Goat.

Stop At: Settle-Carlisle Railway, Town Hall Market Place Market Place, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9EJ England

See this incredible railway which is nestled in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wensleydale, Hawes DL8 3PP, UK

Visit the beautiful Wensleydale, where you will have a chance to visit the creamery, famous for its cheese!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET England

Visit this medieval castle where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park England

Stop at the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, famous for its appearance in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

Finish your tour of the Yorkshire Dales back in Windermere.

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Entry/Admission - Bolton Castle

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be 5 years or older
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


13 Aug, 2022

Lisa (the driver/guide) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The tour itself visited numerous locations mostly with wonderful views etc.


30 Jul, 2022

Driver was very friendly and informative. Stunning views from beginning to end with plentiful stops for comfort breaks and photos. The only reason I’ve given 4 stars is that there were 2 stops that could have done with a longer stay - castle and creamery.


23 Jul, 2022

Strengths and highlights: - Our tour guide, Mark, knew the country like the back of his hand and took us all over the Dales, with some audience participation as to what routes to take and where to visit. - The tour itself alternates between ridiculously charming and quaint villages, and utterly jaw-dropping views of the farms and hills of the Dales. Mark also showed us the Butter Tubs, immense natural narrow canyons or wells up to 80 feet deep in which farmers used to store butter. Don't fall in! - The Wensleydale Creamery has plenty of free samples and Mark had an icebox in the back of the van in case anyone wanted to take home some cheese. The creamery's shop is very touristy but the cheese offering is broad. - We had lunch in Reeth, another wonderful village in the Dales, and there's an amazing art shop with tons of prints, sculptures, and clothing made by local artists. If you want some great souvenirs, check it out. Areas of improvement / things to watch out for: - The tour description on TA makes it sound like Bolton Castle, a really remarkable 14th-century landmark, is a core part of the tour, and I was expecting to spend a fair bit of time there - to get a ticket and walk around inside, possibly a guided tour, etc., but we were only at Bolton for ~20 minutes. Obviously I could have spoken up when Mark asked at the beginning of the tour about where we wanted to go, but given the tour description I took it for granted that we'd get a nice long look at Bolton. - This has nothing to do with the tour's execution - just that it was very hot and the waterfalls were more like trickles. Obviously Mountain Goat has no control over this but just manage your own expectations. If you're expecting to see Aysgarth Falls in all its splendor, maybe visit in the fall or spring.


13 Jul, 2022

an amazing day out. with mountain goat . from the young lady who book my day out to mark the driver it was an amazing day all round. mark was and is a legend in my book very professional and good at what he does. hes guide through the day was first class. even when i had a mishap and thought id lost my wallet mark was there and helped find it. cheers mark. the weather you could not have got better and the views were to die a big thank you to mark and mountain goat for an amazing day . im already planning my next tour.


31 May, 2022

This is the second tour I've taken with Mountain Goat to the Yorkshire Dales. I did the first in March 2020 with Jimmy and the second with Trevor in May 2022. Both were fantastic and each guide gave their own unique history with the Dales. I learned so much on both tours. Both guides were so knowledgeable, professional and courteous. And each personalized their tours for their guests. I absolutely recommend Mountain Goat for their tours. Booking was easy, finding the coach was easy and the whole day was just so enjoyable. Absolutely book with Mountain Goat when you are visiting York to see the Dales. Even if you are a local to York, you should do this tour.

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