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Dine & Sail The Yorkshire Dales


The Rendezvous Hotel - Skipton

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You can’t fail to be impressed by the symphony of historical treasures that Skipton has to offer. The grand 11th Century Skipton Castle forms a dramatic centrepiece to this bustling market town and proudly overlooks a colourful orchestra of quaint streets, ancient woodland and famous waterways. The Rendezvous Hotel has 96 bedrooms spread across five floors and many rooms overlook the picturesque Leeds Liverpool Canal, to the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.

There is lift access to all floors although a small number of rooms do require guests to use the stairs. (please notify us on booking if you have any mobility restrictions).

The Baby Swan conservatory restaurant looks out to the Leeds Liverpool Canal with sweeping Panoramic views of the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy delicious, locally sourced, straight forward, honest-to-goodness food as you watch the canal boats and pleasure craft gently gliding by. Keep a lookout for the resident swans – Albert & Victoria and their annual brood of cygnets, ducks, Canadian geese and many other varieties of wildlife.

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1 night 3 Hour floodlit dinner cruise, on the hotels’ purpose-built 60 seat electric barge – the ‘’Eco Swan’’ - Enjoy this unique experience aboard the “Eco Swan” – an ecological & vibration free cruise. The steel-hulled boat has wheelchair access, is fully air-conditioned & has a bar and toilets. Large double-glazed windows and headroom of nearly seven feet offering a spacious interior. Floodlights are fitted to the roof to illuminate the canal banks on evening cruises. The boat is also fully heated for all-year-round use.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise & good food along the tranquil Leeds & Liverpool canal. Food is freshly cooked in the hotels’ kitchen & brought aboard to be prepared in a purpose-built galley area at the rear of the boat.

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Harrogate & Knaresborough – Our first stop today is the spa town of Harrogate in the heart of Yorkshire. Its thriving streets, buzz with busy shops and eateries. The most distinctive thing you will notice about Harrogate is the vast open space that surrounds the town centre, known locally as the Stray, at 200 acres this gives Harrogate town centre a green and spacious feel unique to the town. A must for any visitor to Harrogate is Betty’s Cafe Tea Rooms. For nearly 100 years people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys, with its handmade cakes, mouth-watering chocolates, afternoon tea and its rare & exclusive coffees & fine teas. We depart Harrogate and head for the market town of Knaresborough, a warren of medieval streets & stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill. The town is perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd & the imposing Viaduct across the Nidd Gorge offers amazing views.

Skipton Market Day – Skipton Market is one of the oldest and most popular markets in the region. For many years the market was a place where animals were traded. The trading of animals still takes place here on a daily basis but now in a purpose-built Auctionmart on the outskirts of town. Today the market reflects what we recognise as a traditional street market, on each market day, stalls are erected in an area of the high street known as ‘The Sets’. These are cobbled areas between the footpaths and main road.

Clitheroe – The ancient market town of Clitheroe is in the Ribble Valley, dating back to Saxon times. Here you will get to explore Clitheroe Castle, a 12th century Norman Castle that looks over the town. It’s known to be the smallest Norman castle in England and is now home to a Museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens, which houses attractions to appeal to every age group (cost included). Clitheroe is also well known for its array of specialist shops. The award-winning Byrnes Wine Shop is famous for its enormous underground cellar stocked with unusual vintages from all over the world. Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop sells more than 75 sausage varieties while the Exchange Coffee Company stocks more than 35 coffees and 60 specialist teas.