Christmas Festivals In The Dales
Two of the Best Markets in the Dales
Christmas jumpers at the ready during this special festive getaway! We first visit the lovely town of Grassington, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, where the Christmas Market is in full swing, offering the ideal opportunity to soak up the fantastic festive atmosphere and find that perfect gift. We also head to the Knaresborough Christmas Market where you are certain to experience the delicious scent of hot roasted chestnuts and mulled wine warming the crisp winter air.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
3 Nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner
Welcome Tea/Coffee/Biscuits on arrival
Hot Drink After Dinner
Excursion to Grassington Christmas Festival
Excursion to Knaresborough Christmas Market
Day 1 – After interchange head northwards with a comfort stop on the way. Arrive at the Craiglands Hotel in the afternoon for the next 3 nights with dinner and breakfast included.
Days 2 & 3 at leisure in Ilkley with 2 included excursions.
Grassington Christmas Fayre
Travel back to the time of Charles Dickens to experience the Christmas sights, tastes and smells from a bygone era at Grassington Fayre.
For over 30 years this charming market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe is transformed into a Christmas scene from a Dickens novel with twinkling lights adorning the buildings whilst the streets come alive with traditional market stalls with shopkeepers and villagers dressed in authentic Victorian period costume.
To many people a traditional Victorian Christmas immortalised in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol exemplifies the perfect Christmas atmosphere.
Grassington has hosted one of the UK’s longest running Dickensian Markets and will transport you back to the Victorian times for an authentic Christmas experience.
Skipton is replaced with Knaresborough
Knaresborough Christmas Market
A wonderful festive event in the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, with quality stalls, independent shops and live entertainment.Knaresborough's Christmas Market Weekend is centred around the town's historic Market Place,Why not continue browsing the many independent shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries which surround the market square, including those in the Castle Courtyard covered shopping area.
Please note: This itinerary has been planned in advance and therefore is subject to change
Day 4 – A hearty Yorkshire breakfast before setting off back to the local area. A comfort stop will be made en route to interchange.Back to top
Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel, 3 Star
The ivy-covered Craiglands Hotel is set in mature, landscaped grounds and is just a 5-minute walk from Ilkley town centre. The grand Victorian building has traditional rooms which have a satellite TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms feature views across the Yorkshire Moors.
A log fire is the centre piece of the sleek lounge bar area. Guests can enjoy freshly prepared local produce in the stylish Brasserie 1 restaurant which has French windows that open onto a spacious garden terrace.
Classic rooms offer a comfortable bed, free Wifi in your room and a flat screen TV . Tea and coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors
- Digital Freeview TV channels
- Personal safe
- Ironing facilities
- Free toiletries