Head into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which begins approximately 6 miles from Snape. Explore the remains of Jervaulx Abbey, 10 miles away, and visit Druid’s Temple, a 19th-century folly in the style of ancient stone circles, approximately 9 miles from the holiday home.
The attractive town of Bedale is always worth visiting from Snape. Stop for a coffee in one of its inviting cafes and tearooms before making your way around the town’s antique shops and independent boutiques. Foodies will be delighted by the range of local produce, including beers and cheeses, on offer here.
Nearby, the charming market town of Leyburn (11 miles) is a typical slice of Dales country life. You will find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain.
The nearby historic town of Richmond (13.5 miles) is similar in many ways and is sat in a lovely location along the River Swale. This is a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian theatre and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. Follow one of its town trails to discover more.
The gorgeous River Swale runs through the town and, across the river – less than 1 mile away – are the River Swale Waterfalls. You can walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside without having to go anywhere near the car. We also recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which has lots to entertain young and old including a small cinema, cafe/restaurant, gallery, microbrewery and artisan bakery.