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Attractions and campsites for Le Tour de Yorkshire


There's more to Le Tour de Yorkshire than just the race!

Pack your caravan before setting out for God's Own County this July and you'll see some of the world's greatest cyclists taking to Yorkshire's roads, battling it out on bikes through incredible scenery for that coverted yellow jersey.

However, if that's all you see while you're away then you're missing a whole host of incredible attractions and places to stay while on holiday. We're here to help! Can't find what you're looking for below, search Campsite Finder for more perfect pitches.

Don't forget to plan your holiday around the road closures that are in place over the weekend!

Where to go and what to do

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral (HG4 1QS), founded by St Wilfred, dates back almost fourteen centuries. Although much of the structure has changed over time, a Saxon crypt still remains, making it one of the oldest, operational Church buildings in England.

T 01765 602072
W riponcathedral.org.uk

Knaresborough CastleKnaresborough castle grounds

Knaresborough Castle (HG5 8AS) is a medieval stronghold ruins that towers over the River Nidd and Forest of Knaresborough. Visitors can see the remains of the King’s tower, enjoy the Castle grounds and enter the Courthouse Museum.

T 01423 556188
W knaresborough.co.uk/castle

Fountains Abbey

The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (HG4 3DY) is home to the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill (World Heritage site) situated in a Georgian water-garden within 800 acres of medieval deer park. Visitors can also browse the richly decorated Victorian St Mary’s Church and Elizabethan Fountains Hall.

T 01765 608888
W fountainsabbey.org.uk

Brimham rocksBrimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks and Moor (HG3 4DW) is a National Trust site of weird and wonderful rock formations at a height nearly 300 metres. Located in heather moorland within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area is rich in wildlife. Look out for strangely recognisably shaped rocks!

T 01423 780688 (Office), 01423 780768 (Warden)
W nationaltrust.org.uk

Royal Horticultural Society

RHS Garden Harlow Carr (HG3 1QB) is a garden in keeping with the Yorkshire landscape. Ideal for a peaceful wander through the stunning 58 acre garden, but also great for entertaining children, with their regular workshops, events and activities such as planting bulbs.

T 01423 565418
W rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

The Forbidden Corner

Set within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales The Forbidden Corner (DL8 4TJ) lies in wait… A labyrinth of tricky tunnels, chambers and surprises! Extraordinary statues, a pyramid and paths and passages that lead to nowhere are sure to baffle any orienteer.

T 01969 640638
W theforbiddencorner.co.uk

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey (BD23 6EX) is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend, wander along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths, enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, treat yourself in the quality gift shops and food shop or simply relax beside the river with a picnic whilst the children play.

T 01756 718000 (Monday to Friday), 01756 710 331 (Saturday & Sunday)
W boltonabbey.com

Theakston BreweryTheakston brewery

Based in Masham, Theakston Brewery (HG4 4YD) is welcoming the Tour de France this summer with a special brew to mark the occasion.
Founded in 1827, T&R Theakston Ltd is an independent, family brewing company situated in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham, North Yorkshire. The company is controlled and run by direct descendents (great-great grandsons) of the founder Robert Theakston.
Visitors can take regular daytime tours, or book a private tour in advance.

T 01765 680000
W theakstons.co.uk

Where to stay

Take a look at the options below or search our Campsite Finder tool for the best places to pitch up.

Woodhouse Farm Caravan ParkWoodhouse Farm Caravan Park
North Yorkshire

T 01765 658309
W Woodhouse Farm on Campsite Finder

Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club SiteLower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
North Yorkshire

T 01969 623366
W Lower Wensleydale CC site on Campsite Finder

Clarion Lodge Campsite
West Chevin Road
Menston, Ilkley
LS29 6BG
T 01943 876 300
W Clarion Lodge on Campsite Finder

Velofest Tour De France Campsite
North Yorkshire
BD23 5PS

T 0800 6785724
W velofest.co.uk

Usha Gap Campsite
Long Close House
North Yorkshire
DL11 6DW
T 01748 886110
W Usha Gap on Campsite Finder

Bainbridge Ings
Near A684
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01969 667354
Bainbridge Ings on Campsite Finder

See the northyorks.gov.uk site for details on road closures.

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