North Yorkshire is home to some of the most stunning holiday experiences in the north of England. What's more, you'll find rolling greenery and nature trails like no other here – as well as an abundance of coastal holiday breakaways which will really let you unwind from the norm. One of the best ways to really get into North Yorkshire is to secure your holiday home. Gallaber Park, based up in Skipton, offers some of the most attractive grounds and properties in the region.
This popular holiday park, complete with touring facilities, makes for a wonderful base to come back to again and again should you visit Yorkshire on a regular basis. North Yorkshire in particular is so vast and so rich in heritage and days out that you’re going to want to come back again and again. Why pay more for inferior accommodation when you can set up home in wonderful Skipton, accompanied by miles of countryside and woodland?
If you’ve never considered buying a holiday property before, Gallaber Park may be the site that changes everything for you. As a popular resort, it’s always a good idea to book a viewing in while places last.
About Gallaber Park
Gallaber Park, found just short of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a holiday home community like no other. Perfect for couples, young families and older adventurers, this spectacular resort offers home from home amenities, easy access to local attractions and transport facilities, and an incredible focus on luxury design. Landscaped and arranged as its own private village community, Gallaber Park has also been built with conservation in mind. Leaving the surrounding countryside unspoilt, this community seamlessly blends into the wonderful scenery, never spoiling the North Yorkshire experience.
In fact, Gallaber Park is an award-winner. It has been recognised by tourist board enjoyEngland as a five-star holiday park, making it a superb escape for holidaymakers of all ages. Despite its close links to local resorts and amenities, it is designed to offer a cosy, private experience. Certainly, if you’re keen to get back to nature, you’re going to want to take a close look at some of the properties available for sale here.
This beautiful holiday park makes for the perfect base, year after year. No matter the season, you can always have the convenience of checking into your own park property before exploring the wider region. Onsite facilities are available in great supply, too. There's a convenient laundrette, children's activity zone and bowling and putting greens. For many people, heading here is something of a break in itself! However, we won't blame you if you want to get out and explore North Yorkshire at its most gorgeous.
Gallaber Park, based in Skipton, was developed in a spectacular location for many reasons. Not only does it back onto the spectacular Yorkshire Dales Park, it is well-linked to town and village amenities which are just a few minutes away. The popular village of Long Preston, for example, is just five minutes from the park gates, meaning that whether you choose to drive, walk or take public transport, you are always in close proximity to public amenities and services. You may also wish to explore Skipton itself for a wider choice in shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The park also benefits from its own miniature wildlife trail, making the most of the wonderful woodland and countryside it’s based in. This is a fantastic little diversion for children in residence at the park, and it’ll also give wildlife lovers of all ages the chance to spy some of the local flora and fauna nearby. From birds of prey to red deer, dragonflies and frogs, there are lots to spot down the private trail.
You'll be able to find connection to many local sites of interest via the A65 and A682, both of which closely intersect near the park itself. With ample parking available here, too, you'll be able to park up and head out again as you see fit. It's a hugely convenient resort for anyone looking to retreat to the beautiful wilds of North Yorkshire.
Exploring The Local Area
Once you're settled at Gallaber Park, it's likely you'll want to get to know the local or wider area a little better. Not only should you make a point of exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park at your leisure, but there are also a few points of heritage and interest which may appeal to you nearby. You could even take the train from Long Preston's platform to get out and see the wider region via the railway.
Here are just a few sites of interest you may wish to explore when you stay at the park in future.
Hesketh Farm Park
Based at nearby Bolton Abbey, the hugely popular Hesketh Farm Park makes for a wonderful day out for all the family. It's a park which plays host to even more wild and wonderful animals, and there's always lots to explore. The farm park normally has a host of events rolling across the year, such as those which give you the opportunity to see newborn animals up close! You'll also find big events setting up here over Easter and Halloween, making it a fantastic place to visit during major calendar celebrations.
The park isn’t open all of the time, though you will normally be able to come and visit on weekends – though this is always subject to change during warmer months. In any case, if you choose to holiday on the doorstep at Gallaber Park, you’ll be able to head out and take a look whenever you wish.
Skipton Castle Woods
While the woodland and greenery surrounding Gallaber Park are always worth exploring, you may want to go bigger with an adventure into Skipton Castle Woods. This huge Woodland Trust area spans over 36 acres and boasts some truly incredible nature walks and trails. It's a woodland area with plenty of history, with the Woodland Trust themselves asserting that the forestry here is positively ancient! You'll be able to spy ancient castle ramparts on your route through, and if you want to keep your eye out for more local wildlife, there is always bound to be deer frolicking in the undergrowth.
You'll be able to get to the Castle Woods from the centre of Skipton itself, meaning it will only be a 20-minute to half an hour ride from Gallaber Park. One of the big draws of this woodland is that you can – according to the main website – start exploring 'straight off the high street'!
Kilnsey Park Estate is a wonderful countryside retreat which you’ll find a few miles away in nearby Wharfedale. Complete with farm attractions, wild fishing, cycling routes and pony trekking events, there are lots to explore and to get into here. In fact, it makes for another fabulous family day out.
It's also an ideal day out for flora and fauna explorers of all ages, with some rare plants and wildlife all making the park estate their home. It's one of the best-rated Yorkshire attractions for miles around, meaning it may well be one you'd like to check off your list the next time you visit Gallaber Park!
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
If you’d prefer to take in some of Yorkshire’s fantastic transport heritage, make a beeline for nearby Embsay and Bolton Abbey, where you’ll find a working steam railway. This railway plays host to some wonderful engines and carriages full of character. Book in for afternoon tea, or simply to explore the rolling dales beyond. There are even seasonal events which pop up here – and on some occasions, you’ll be able to enjoy fish and chips, curry and cooked breakfasts while you ride the rails. It really is a unique exploration of North Yorkshire that you can’t afford to miss out on.
Learn all about the local railway and the history of steam while marvelling at the incredible countryside. Book your tickets and feel free to head back to your own holiday property at Gallaber Park at the end of the day.
Why Stay at Gallaber Park?
Gallaber Park is an award-winning holiday park which has been lovingly designed to offer privacy, ease of access to North Yorkshire’s best attractions, and all the amenities you'd ever want from a home away from home. There's a reason why so many people head here year after year.
It’s the perfect holiday hub for families and couples of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a countryside breakaway or family fun in wider Yorkshire, Gallaber Park presents an incredible choice. There aren’t too many holiday parks which balance luxury living in such ideal locations.
Gallaber Park may be more popular during warmer months, but with your own holiday home, you can visit and explore the area whenever you like. Take action now – as spaces are normally limited! Book a viewing and take steps to secure your own private corner of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales.
Gallaber Park, Skipton