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Visit the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales

Places to Visit in the Dales

Use The Burgoyne as your base to visit the Yorkshire Dales; spread your wings and explore some of the most iconic scenery in England. Whether it is the snow peaked valleys of the Dales during the winter months or the glorious colours of spring and summer on the north Yorkshire moors, the beauty of the surrounding areas will transport you wherever you want to go.

The stone walls, sheep grazed pastures, small hamlets, villages, shooting lodges, farmsteads and stone cottages are steeped in history. They have been farmed by generations of families, managed by gamekeepers, shaped by communities of the past and looked after by those who live and work here today.

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Arkengarthdale meets Swaledale on the doorstep of Reeth. This dramatic dale only a few short miles in length is a tributary valley of Swaledale scattered with remote farmsteads and hamlets perfect to get lost in. The road winds its way westwards up the dale and onto the Pennines and passes the door of the highest pub in England, Tan Hill. It is a breath-taking backdrop for a drink.

Visit Arkengarthdale in Swaledale
Visit the Castles & Abbeys of the Yorkshire Dales

Castles & Abbeys

If you are interested in history, you will be spoilt for choice. Within easy access are Bolton Castle, synonymous with Mary Queen of Scotts; Middleham Castle, childhood home of Richard III; Richmond Castle, a Norman stronghold; Easby Abbey on the banks of the Swale; Fountains Abbey, a spectacular ruined Cistercian monastery with medieval deer park and wonderful grounds.

Rivers & Waterfalls

The Swale is majestic from its source above Keld to Richmond and beyond. Waterfalls suddenly surprise from the hidden jewels of Kisdon and Catrake in Upper Swaledale, Hardraw and Aysgarth in Wensleydale, and High Force in Teesdale.

Visit the Rivers & Waterfalls of The Yorkshire Dales
Walking routes around the Yorkshire Dales and Reeth


If you love hiking, then you are in the right place. Reeth lies approximately mid-way on the Coast-to-Coast footpath, Upper Swaledale is on the Pennine Way. Ask our team for maps and about local walking routes. Park your car at The Burgoyne and walk your stresses away in beautiful countryside.


Reeth lies on the route of the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France. There are cycling routes in abundance in the area, we would be happy to arrange bike hire (delivered to our front door) or a guided cycle ride for you through one of our local partners. Just ask the team for more details.

Cycling routes across the Yorkshire Dales and Reeth
Driving across the Yorkshire Dales


There are endless lanes, passes and valley roads to meander, criss-crossing into Wensleydale and back into Swaledale on various routes that provide breath-taking scenery whatever the season.

Market Towns

The Dales offer many small traditional market towns including Reeth with its market on  Fridays: others include Leyburn, Bedale, Hawes, Richmond, Masham to name a few. Within an hour’s drive, you can explore the wonderful spa town of Harrogate or the historic city of Durham.

The market towns to visit and explore in the Yorkshire Dales
Birdwatching on the North Yorkshire Moors

Nature & Wildlife

If you love birdwatching, Swaledale will not disappoint, from the elusive black grouse, to curlew, lapwing and buzzards.

The famous wildflower meadows at Muker provide opportunities for photographers, artists, or anyone who simply loves to be amongst the wonders of the natural world. Definitely not to be missed.


Reeth is host to its own gem, the Swaledale Museum. Check out the farming and mining life of the dales of the past. Here you will find a wealth of rural history.

Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle is a tribute to the detailed collection collated by members of the Bowes Lyon family, but perhaps the museum is most famous for its mechanical silver swan.

The Green Howards Regimental Museum, Richmond, tells the story of this infantry regiment. Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, an encyclopaedia of the Dales.

Museums to visit in the Yorkshire Dales

Before you visit

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Check-in time is between 2.00pm and 10.00pm but earlier or later check-in times may be available by prior arrangement.

On the day of departure, please vacate your room before 11.00am so that we can prepare the room for our next guests. Late check-out may be available by prior arrangement.

The availability shown online is live and always up to date. If you cannot find the date you are after, please email so we can add you to our waiting list.

At the time of booking, we will take your debit/credit card details and authorisation to the use of this card for any sums that fall due. For non-refundable reservations, we will take full payment at the time of booking.

Your booking will not be confirmed until card details and the necessary authorisation / payment / deposit have been provided. Any balance owing on your account must be paid on or before the morning of your departure.

We accept payment by cash, Visa Debit / Delta, Visa Credit, Maestro / Switch, Mastercard. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express. Your card details will be retained and stored securely and will be used in the event of cancellation, damage or breakages.

Breakfast 8.00am – 9.30am
Lunch 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Light bites 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Afternoon tea 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Dinner From 5.30pm
Bar From 11.00am


Breakfast times can be flexible by prior arrangement. Please ask the team.

All our rates are Bed & Breakfast. Therefore your rate includes a continental buffet and a cooked breakfast choice from our breakfast menu.

For individual reservations: If a booking is cancelled less than 7 days before arrival, then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

For Group reservations (5 rooms or more): A non-refundable 50% deposit will be taken at the time of booking. If a group reservation is cancelled within 28 days of stay date 100% charges apply and bookings cannot be changed to alternative dates. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

If you have booked a non-refundable rate: Full payment will be taken at the time of making the booking, or shortly afterwards. This payment is non-refundable or transferable in the event of amendment or cancellation.

Wheelchair access is available. The Eskeleth room can be easily configured to suit accessibility needs if required. Please contact us ahead of your stay so that we can make the necessary arrangements:

Children are welcome. We provide Zbeds by prior arrangement for children 12 years and under, at £45 per child per night. Please note that due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate Zbeds in our classic rooms (Thwaite, Keld & Grinton). Unfortunately, we do not provide cots. If you are travelling with a baby, please bring your own travel cot and advise us beforehand.

Our Muker and Harkerside rooms can be interconnected to accommodate visiting families. We can also offer twin-bedded, ground floor and access friendly rooms.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at The Burgoyne. We allow a maximum of 2 dogs per room and a surcharge of £15 per dog per night applies. Dogs are allowed in all rooms except for the restaurant and kitchen. They must not be left unattended in guest bedrooms. In the event of damage or breakage caused by visiting dogs, we reserve the right to charge for any additional cleaning and/or items damaged or broken. The full room rate will be charged should we be unable to re-let it due to damage caused.

Free car parking is available in our private car park at the rear of the building.

There is an electric car charging point. A usage charge will be added to your bill. Please ask the team for details.

All cars and belongings are left entirely at the owner’s risk and The Burgoyne is not liable for any damage caused.

For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is not allowed anywhere inside The Burgoyne, this includes the use of e-cigarettes. Guests are however permitted to smoke in the outside areas.

We reserve the right to charge the full room rate should we be unable to re-let the room as a consequence of smoking in the room.

We have taken every precaution to keep you and our team safe. A summary of our Covid-19 safety measures can be found here.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, in the event of Government restrictions which enforce a closure of The Burgoyne or prevent you being able to travel, we will transfer your booking and deposit to new dates. If this proves to be impossible, then we will refund your deposit.

If you are interested in booking The Burgoyne for a larger event, whether it’s a wedding or a family and friends take-over, we offer exclusive-use packages for exclusive hire of the whole building. For more information, please get in touch at

We offer monetary, accommodation and afternoon tea vouchers.

Please kindly note that you are unable to redeem a Gift Voucher when making an online booking, however, we accept accommodation or monetary vouchers as partial or full payment at check-out (on departure). Vouchers can be purchased here

The Burgoyne stands magestically on Reeth's idyllic green.

By Car

From the A1: Turn off at Scotch Corner to Richmond, take the B6270 to Reeth.

By Rail

The nearest train stations are Northallerton (approx 27 miles) and Darlington (approx 28 miles).

Closest Airport

Durham Tees Valley (approx 37 miles)


On The Green, Reeth,
Richmond, Swaledale, North Yorkshire,
DL11 6SN

Tel: 01748 884 292