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1. SKIPTON CASTLE, SKIPTON, 6.5 MILES AWAY

Earthworks are all that remain of this remarkable Norman motte and bailey castle. Dating back to 1086, the original fortification was destroyed in the 13th century, although some of its original stones can still be seen in the motte.

2. Bolton Abbey - 3.4 MILES AWAY

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, the ruins of the 12th Century Bolton Abbey are the perfect venue for a day away. Walks by the river, explore the moors and woodland paths and after all that enjoy a spot to eat with onsite cafes, tearooms and restaurants. Gift and food shops also available.

postcode: BD23 6EX. http://www.boltonabbey.com/index.htm

3. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway - 3.3 MILES AWAY

The Embsay and Bolton Abbey steam railways allows the public the opportunity to experience how our ancestors before us travelled by train. The route journeys through the scenic Yorkshire Dales from the Embsay Station (Built in 1888) to the recently completed and award winning Bolton Abbey Station. Here to can decant for a short walk to the 12th Century Bolton Abbey ruins.

postcode: BD23 6AF. http://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk/bap2.html

4. Toy Museum - 4.4 MILES AWAY

Housing a collection of toys dating as far back as 350BC, The Toy Museum located in Ilkley is a great day out allowing the little kid inside to reacquaint with the toys that were once the centre of our universe. From cars to dolls, teddy bears to miniature soldiers, the museums display one of the most extensive collections of children’s toys with something for everybody.

postcode: LS29 9HR. http://www.ilkleytoymuseum.co.uk/contact-us.html

5. Manor House Museum & Art Gallery - 4.2 MILES AWAY

Sitting within the picturesque setting of the Wharfe Valley, the Manor House (one of Ilkley’s oldest buildings) has been adapted to accommodate a beautiful museum and art gallery. Displayed over two floor guests are invited to look back on Ilkley’s heritage and development through to the Victorian Spa town, as well as an ever changing exhibition programme.

postcode: LS29 9DT. http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/manorhouse/visit.php

6. East Riddlesden Hall - 7.8 MILES AWAY

Originally a farming estate, 17th Cenury East Riddlesden Hall is brought to life by friendly room guides sharing stories of the past. Set within lovely, secluded gardens, this award winning venue showcases the handiwork of our predecessors with a delightful collection of embroideries, blackwork, oak furniture and pewter.

postcode: BD20 5EL. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall/visitor-information/

7. Malham Tarn Estate - 19.9 MILES AWAY

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvellous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors. The National Nature Reserve is home to a unique community of rare plants and animals - the bird hide in particular is worth a visit.

8. Ilkley Golf Club - 5.2 MILES AWAY

This is a 6262 yard course and has been described as a great deal more difficult than first appears. Testament to this is the fact that the course record for a professional is just 64, which was set by one of the best golfers in the world, Colin Montgomerie, who is also an honouree life member of Ilkley Golf Club.

For more information on Ilkley Golf Club visit www.ilkleygolfclub.co.uk

9. Skipton Golf Club - 6.4 MILES AWAY

Offering a modern clubhouse with stunning views, a superb professional’s shop, and some challenging and exciting holes. It’s no wonder visitors return year after year to one of the finest Golf clubs in the north of England.

For information on playing a round of golf at Skipton Golf Club visit www.skiptongolfclub.co.uk

10. Bracken Gyll Golf Club - 0.3 MILES AWAY

This course can be found located near the charming village of Addingham, the course has been described as both challenging to the keen golfer, and a pleasure for the casual player, the club caters very well for non members, and also offers good prices for a twilight round.

For directions and more information visit www.brackenghyll.co.uk/

11. Clay Pigeon Shooting, Otley - 10.5 MILES AWAY

Established for over 40 years, this premier shooting ground offers the dual benefits of superior clay pigeon shooting and spectacular views of the Yorkshire countryside. Both beginner and shooting enthusiasts are welcome here.

Visit www.thebigshoot.co.uk or contact them on 0844 7455008
for more great ideas on what to do on your stay, visit the The National Trust or the Welcome to Yorkshire websites.