Ribblehead Viaduct is probably the most famous and iconic of the many feats of Victorian engineering. The Grade II* listed railway line links Settle in North Yorkshire to Carlisle in Cumbria.
Its location in the middle of the Three Peaks makes it one of Yorkshire’s most popular photo stop with visitors. A dramatic man-made sight, it stretches across the dramatic but bleak landscape in comparison. Here are some of our favourite photos from recent visitors...
The viaduct was built in 1870, with up to 1,000 navvies working on the construction site. The result was the 400m long viaduct with 24 giant arches, spanning across Batty Moss. The building of the viaduct is also the inspiration behind the recent TV drama Jericho.
Enjoy an impressive walk around the famous landmark, and head to the popular Station Inn to enjoy a local ale after a good long walk. This active day out is an hour's drive from our holiday cottages and a great drive through the Yorkshire Dales for the whole family. En-route, we recommend a stop off at Hardraw Force or Bolton Castle, to see some of the most popular spots in the area.
For keen walkers, Ribblehead Viaduct has good access to the Three Peaks making it excellent for hiking and climbing. For groups looking for luxury large self-catering accommodation nearby, Sun Hill Farmhouse is a popular choice; close to Leyburn, they are just under an hour's drive away.
Explore our wide choice of Yorkshire holiday cottages and lakeside lodges available for a weekend away or a short break mid-week.
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The unspoiled, picturesque wilderness of the Dales makes it a paradise for artists, ramblers, and lovers of the outdoors. Move between our Yorkshire Dales cottages and the many paths, market towns, and dining spots for an incredible experience.
We may not be sure when they will spring up, but fields of snowdrops are a wonderful sight in January to March. It is a welcome sight after Winter. These are our favourite places to see snowdrops in Yorkshire.
Nature bursts into life in autumn, with the countryside and the coast full of colour and migrating birds. Before winter arrives, Holiday at Home has the five top reasons why you should visit Yorkshire this Autumn for a relaxing weekend break...
The Palins is a charming country cottage at Sun Hill Farm. With one-bedroom, traditional features, a log burner and a modern kitchen, this dog friendly cottage is both cosy and luxurious.
A unique design and intriguing features that you can’t wait to explore, inside and out. New York Public Library offers relaxation in a peaceful yet inspirational environment while enjoying the height of luxury in the four unique bedrooms. Light, spacious, and full of interesting artwork, this contemporary lodge-style holiday home is perfect for a large group looking for Yorkshire holiday accommodation with a difference.
A stunning Georgian townhouse perfectly located for exploring Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales. Newly refurbished, Porte House is our latest three-bedroom luxury dog-friendly holiday home. The spacious interiors-led reception rooms, modern kitchen and bathroom, and cosy bedrooms make this a gorgeous escape in Yorkshire.
30 Frenchgate sits close to the cobbled market square in Richmond. Each of the five bedrooms and the living rooms is spacious and full of light. The outlook from the windows and the large terraced garden is also grand, with stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside. There’s plenty of space for a luxurious group getaway in this large cottage with a hot tub.
Sun Hill Farmhouse is a five-bedroom, dog-friendly, luxury country house in Constable Burton, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire. It is located within the grounds of Sun Hill stables, nationally famed for its racehorse training, and adjoins Sun Hill Cottage.