With its pretty stone cottages and quaint village shop and pub, Lofthouse is the perfect place to stay if you want to discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel in the village serves excellent food and nearby Pateley Bridge (nine miles away) has a variety of restaurants, pubs and shops for you to enjoy. The spa town of Harrogate, just 18 miles away, is not to be missed when staying in Lofthouse with its fantastic historic buildings and iconic Betty’s tea room.
Other great places to visit include the How Stean Gorge, a magnificent limestone ravine offering the opportunity for gorgewalking, canooeing, rock climbing and abseiling which is located just outside of the village, Gouthwaite Reservoir, a conservation area just 4 miles away, and Stump Cross Caverns, 11 miles away past Pateley Bridge. For something a little more quirky, how about a day trekking with the llamas and alpacas at Nidderdale Llamas, 23 miles away in Wilsill.