Walking the Dales Highway

June 16th – 26th 2010

Velvet Manchester June 26, 2010

Filed under: The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 11:25 am

This was our last night of our 25th anniversary holiday, so we spoiled ourselves with Velvet. The room was beautiful. High ceilings, brick walls, great wallpaper, a sleigh bed, big tall windows, smart bathroom, huge mirrors – all very stylish. We enjoyed a lazy morning with fresh coffee in bed before making our way to the station and home.



The Royal Oak Appleby June 24, 2010

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 8:45 pm

It’s an expensive one – £95 for a standard room – so expectations were high. And the Royal Oak Appleby doesn’t disappoint. It is too far out of town, I didn’t check that. But the room is very big, with a huge bed, a lovely bathroom, ipod docking station, and patio doors onto a semi-private garden.



The Black Swan – the pub is the hub June 23, 2010

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 7:57 pm

I’m quite good at this choosing hotel business – we have found another star here. Admittedly it is pretty much the only place you can stay in Ravenstonedale, but the official Dales Highway route actually bypasses Ravenstonedale, finishing for the day at Newbiggin under Lune. With no pubs there, that wasn’t an option.



The Dalesman Inn

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 7:27 pm

Sedbergh is a small town, I expected more somehow. But we had picked the best place in town to stay the night. The Dalesman Inn is classy. The room was gorgeous – the nicest so far. Huge with beams, a sofa and a really nice bathroom. The toiletries were supplied by the Sedbergh Toiletry Company – and smell heavenly.



Station Inn – a room with a view June 21, 2010

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 7:46 pm

If you don’t know about the Settle to Carlisle railway or the Ribbleshead viaduct, then this won’t mean much. But we are staying tonight in the Station Inn, right under said viaduct.



Guest House Gem – King William IV Settle June 20, 2010

Filed under: The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 5:16 pm

This is a real find. King William IV Guest House on the High Street in Settle is a fantastic B&B. I was going to treat myself to the Luxury Loft Apartment, but it turned out not to be ready, and instead we booked into the Black Sheep Room. (All their rooms are named after Yorkshire Ales – has to be a good sign).



Lindon Guest House, Airton

Filed under: Food,The Hotels — helenjbillingham @ 4:52 pm

We wanted to stay in Malham really, but most places would only accept two night bookings at a weekend, and the only one that didn’t, The Lister Arms, was fully booked. So we took a detour and booked the Lindon Guest House in Airton.