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Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Approach to Ingleton Yorkshire

Ingleton waterfall TrailIngleton is a small village and civil parish in the scenic Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, UK. In ancient times Ingleton and the surrounding area was the battleground for many wars and territorial rights, and there is much evidence of settlements in the area by Celts, Romans, Vikings and Normans. The village nestles at the foot of Ingleborough, is 2,373 feet (723 m) high.

A place to stay in Ingleton

Take a look at the self catering cottages to rent in Ingleton and the Yorkshire Dales. Ingleton is a very useful base for a self-catering holiday in north Yorkshire. This part of the Yorkshire Dales offers so many fascinating features, challenges and amazing views, all of which contribute to an unforgettable holiday.

Ingleton in times past

The history of this village dates back to the Iron Age when a fortress was focal point at the top of Ingleborough. At the present, it has a thriving limestone quarrying industry that supplies building stone to many places within the UK and abroad. Cotton milling was also a flourishing industry in the early 1800s, and much of the riverbank is littered with the remnants of cotton mill ruins.

Ingleton's natural treasures

Also in the area are the popular show-caves of Ingleborough and White Scar Caves along with the 365 ft (111 m) deep cavern of Gaping Gill.

The whole of the Dales are known for walking, hiking and caving activities. If you are looking to perhaps boost your fitness levels and are tired of living in crowded city areas then this is a good area for some relaxation. With so many self-catering companies offering lodges, log cabins and cottages for short-term rental, go online and browse some sites and you will definitely find something online to suit your needs. Although there are many popular walks like the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail along the River Twiss and the climb up Ingleborough, which is one of the well known Yorkshire Three Peaks, there will be other things to keep you busy but how much you can do depends on your fitness levels. If you're not as fit as you would like to be when you arrive, you will definitely leave fitter after a few days sightseeing in the Dales.

Stunning natural backdrop to Ingleton

waterfall at Ingleton yorkshire dales

The alluring and striking countryside, mountains, waterfalls and caves, of the North Yorkshire Dales forms a stunning backdrop for the little village of Ingleton. The Craven Fault crosses the area and this makes it an ideal location for both geological and archaeological sites.

Mealbank quarry, one of the oldest quarries is now the site of a conservation park and here you can see the first ever Hoffman Kiln. The village square tells of an agricultural past and marks from the old bullring can still be seen, there are also a number of 16th century buildings still standing and kept in good maintenance.

Also Ingleton, offers a huge variety caves for tourists to explore while on their travels. White Scar Cave is one very popular one for tourists being one of the largest that there is in the UK. The guides that take you through these caves that were discovered in 1923 are properly trained in the geographical facts with will relay this information while you are exploring this unusual natural formation which is thought to be 300 million years old. Geologically speaking the area is highly visited by Spelunkers and Speleologists who love exploring the caves of Angleton. As a visitor, if you are not familiar with caving or potholing then it is advisable to go for one of the guided tours.

The limestone pavement of Twistleton Scar from the top of ingleborough and Whernside:

Twistleton Scar near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales