The Yorkshire Dales, known for its incredible landscape, endless serene walking routes and picturesque country pubs has been dubbed the “darling of the North”, according to expat website Expatica.

In their latest guide revealing the best places to visit in the UK, the Dales featured highly thanks to its scenic villages of Malham and Burnsall, plus being the ideal location for “adrenaline junkies”.

The international travel experts shared: “The UK has long been a popular European tourist destination, with over 40 million overseas visitors flocking to the islands in 2019 alone. And thanks to its manageable size and excellent transport system, you can easily travel from rugged heathland to dazzling beaches in a matter of hours.

“But with so much to see and do, choosing where to visit can be a challenge. So to help narrow down your options, here are some of our favorite places to visit in the UK for those looking to enjoy all the country has to offer.”

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Why is the Yorkshire Dales dubbed 'darling of the North'?

Expatica commented: “Home to valleys and moors, and rivers and streams, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a great place to visit in the UK if you enjoy the great outdoors.

“The Dales, as they are frequently known, offer an incredibly diverse landscape that is perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to go caving, rock climbing, and abseiling down waterfalls.

“Guided walks, meanwhile, offer visitors a more leisurely way to enjoy the scenery.”

They added: “If you are looking for something more challenging, though, you can always take on the iconic Three Peaks Challenge. Covering more than 36 kilometers, this arduous route encompasses the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, and offers breathtaking views.”

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The team at Expatica also recommended the best way to explore the Dales is by cycling around.

“During your ride, you can explore the picturesque villages of Burnsall and Malham, or sample some delicious cheese at Wensleydale Creamery.”

They continued: “History buffs should also hop off at some of the region’s numerous historical sites.

“This includes the 14th-century Bolton Castle and the Fountains Abbey; one of the largest ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. And, with some of the UK’s darkest skies on display above, stargazing is an absolute must. If you time it right, you may even see the Northern Lights!”