Things to do
Places to visit nearby
Howgill Lodge is set in a rural location, yet there is so much to do within easy reach. We have selected some of our favourites here, but our friendly team have a wealth of local knowledge from walks and cycle routes to visitor attractions, shopping and the best local places for food and drink. Call in at reception during your stay to get the best out of your Yorkshire Dales holiday!
Footpath to Simons Seat75m away
A lovely 10km walk up to Simons Seat which offers spectacular views across the Wharfe valley from the top.
Love Brownies200m away
Café with outdoor seating and lovely views, selling coffee, smoothies, light lunches and home baked brownies
Parcevall Hall Gardens1 mile away
24 acres of formal and woodland gardens, rising up the hillside. Includes a rose garden, woodland walks, rock garden and south facing terraces.
Appletreewick2 miles away
A small traditional Yorkshire Dales village with picturesque houses, some dating back to the 12th Century.
Craven Arms, Appletreewick2 miles away
Serving real ales and good food with a beer garden and plenty of outdoor seating. Traditional gas lighting and roaring log fires.
The New Inn, Appletreewick2 miles away
20 minutes walk from the campsite and serving 16 different real ales also home to the village shop. Locally sourced food, some home grown. Outdoor seating.
Barden Tower and Priest House2.2 miles away
15th Century tower, although today only the outer shell remains. The Grade 1 listed Priest house restaurant offers superb views with a reputation for excellent cuisine.
Burnsall3 miles away
A lovely Yorkshire Dales village on the river Wharfe, with an attractive 5 arch bridge over which the Dales Way passes. Lovely grassy bank perfect for picnics
The Red Lion Hotel, Burnsall3 miles away
Country pub/brasserie, serving a good selection of real ales and fine wines with an extensive menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.
The Strid, Bolton Abbey3 miles away
A deep, narrow channel and very dangerous part of the river Wharfe due to the depth and speed of the current, no one who has fallen in here has ever come out alive!
Footpath to the Valley of Desolation, Bolton Abbey3.3 miles away
(Starts at Bolton Abbey) This 10km route passes through the Valley of Desolation. Beautiful varied scenery, amazing views from Simon’s Seat at the top
Cavendish Pavillion, Bolton Abbey3.6 miles away
Located on the banks of the river Wharfe and designed in the style of a Victorian station building, the Cavendish Pavilion is open daily for breakfasts, lunches and snacks
Tea on the Green, Bolton Abbey5 miles away
A lovely little tea shop serving hot drinks, cakes and light lunches, will even make you a takeaway picnic to take down to the river.
The Tea Cottage, Bolton Abbey5 miles away
A charming little tea cottage serving breakfast, coffee, lunch and afternoon tea with outdoor seating and amazing views of the priory and the river Wharfe.
Abbey Tea Rooms, Bolton Abbey5.3 miles away
An ideal place for hikers and cyclists, serving drinks and hot and cold snacks, the building was originally the old forge and has been recently refurbished
Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey5.3 miles away
A very popular country pub with outdoor seating, a brasserie, good food and fine wine and ales.
Hesketh Farm Park5.8 mile away
Working farm with tractor rides, animal feeding, straw maze and play area.
Embsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway6.4 miles away
Steam railway running from Bolton Abbey to Embsay through the Yorkshire Dales countryside. Look out for special trains offering fish and chips, afternoon teas and curry.
Stump Cross Caverns6.5 miles away
A unique adventure! Discovered in 1860 by lead miners the history of the caves dates back hundreds of millions of years. Ancient caves with spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. All under cover, an ideal activity for a rainy day
Skipton7.6 miles away
A thriving market town (Market days Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), with a castle dating back to 1090, boat trips along the canal, cycle hire, good variety of shops from high street shops to independent retailers, good mix of cafes restaurants and pubs including Bizzie Lizzies award winning fish and chip shop
Billy Bob’s Diner9.1 miles away
50’s styled classic American diner, serving authentic breakfasts, meals throughout the day & Yorkshire Dales ice cream
Kilnsey Park9.2 miles away
A back to nature day out with red squirrels, a butterfly garden and family fishing, catch your own fish and take it home for dinner!
Things to do
Places to visit further afield
Ilkley10.6 miles away
Picturesque town, home to the famous Cow and Calf rocks and Ilkley Moor. Also has a 14th century manor house, a lido and indoor swimming pool, riverside walks – the 80-mile Dales Way footpath begins at the river in Ilkley, Plenty of shopping including independent and high street shops and numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants – for a special treat head to Bettys tea room for afternoon tea.
Pateley Bridge9.5 miles away
A small market town in Nidderdale, winner of the Great British High Street competition in 2016, it has many cafes, restaurants and shops selling local produce. Don’t miss a visit to the oldest sweet shop in England. It also has a play area, a bandstand and a large picnic area.
Swinsty & Fewston Reservoirs14.5 miles away
Managed by Yorkshire Water, the reservoirs sit in the Washburn Valley on the southern side of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A lovely walk for a morning or afternoon, pushchair friendly.
Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure16.4 miles away
Suitable for toddlers and primary school age children, with clues to unravel, sensory boxes, go carts, play barn, den building and an interactive historical barn. Onsite café and shop (fairy wings available).
Ripley Castle19.5 miles away
A grade 1 listed 14th Century country house steeped in history, with guided tours, magnificent grounds, lakes and a deer park.
Malham Tarn and Moor24.7 miles away
Malham tarn is the largest lake in North Yorkshire and is one of only eight Upland alkaline lakes in Europe. It is also a designated site of special scientific interest and takes about 3 hours to walk round.
Harrogate22 miles away
Harrogate is a spa town with numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants. There is a good variety of high street and independent shops. Visit the Turkish Baths for some spa treatments and relaxation.
Black Sheep Brewery Masham21.5 miles away
Independent Yorkshire brewery founded in 1992 by Paul Theakston, offering tours, bar with kitchen and shop.
The Forbidden Corner25.8 miles away
A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises created in a four acre garden in Tupgill Park. A great and unusual day out.
Aysgarth Falls26.5 miles away
The three separate falls are both dramatic and picturesque, a series of wide limestone steps in the river Ure. There is also a national park centre, car park and café. Riverside stones and grassy banks make great picnic spots.