Most of the dales are named after their river or stream although the best-known exception is Wensleydale, which is named after the small village and former market town of Wensley, rather than the River Ure.
The Yorkshire Dales are surrounded by the North Pennines and Orton Fells in the north, the Vales of York and Mowbray in the east, the South Pennines in the south, and the Lake District and Howgill Fells to the west.
Why not check beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Yorkshire Dales and 22 North Yorkshire beaches. You can even take a look at our list of North Yorkshire dog friendly beaches or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.
Yorkshire Dales North Yorkshire Map
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat: