Local Attractions

If you’re staying with us at The Flying Horseshoe, it’s good to know there are plenty of great experiences right on your doorstep. Whatever the weather is doing, and whatever you personally like to do, you’re sure to find just the right activity or experience to really make your holiday here memorable.

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave has been featured many times on television. The tours of the cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals every day from the beginning of the February half-term to the end of October with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave.

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White Scar Cave

Fancy walking through the longest show cave the UK has to offer? You’d be forgiven for missing the entrance completely to begin with, but once inside, you’ve got a mile-long walk in front of you to explore this stunning cave.

The cave is open every day from Every day from 10am between 1st February and 31st October and Saturdays & Sundays from 10am between 1st November to 31st January. All visits into the cave are with a guide. The tour of the UK's longest show cave takes about 80 minutes.

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Skipton Castle

Head back to medieval times and visit Skipton Castle, visible from the main street itself. Its stunning pair of towers welcomes you to this solid and imposing castle. It’s easy to see how it has been able to stand the test of time and attempted sieges during the 900-or-so years of its history.

Skipton Castle is located at the top of Skipton High Street. Skipton is easy to reach from The Flying Horseshoe by following the A65 to Skipton. The castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am).

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Kit yourself out in sturdy walking boots and head out onto the well-worn trail that is designed to bring you up close to the spectacular waterfalls. These are stunning at any time of the year, and this four-mile trail will take you along the River Doe and the River Twiss to see the best sights.

You should allow between 2 and 4 hours to complete the trail. The trail follows a well-defined footpath but includes a large number of steps which means that it is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The trail is open seven days a week, throughout the year (closed Christmas Day) and opens at 9.00 a.m. Closing times vary according to the time of year.

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