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Books and films inspired by the Yorkshire Dales

What are your favourite books and films inspired by the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales?

There are three books on my shelf that sprang to mind.

Gervase Phinn, Amanda Owen the Yorkshire Shepherdess, and the story of The Secret Garden.

My daughter and I recently enjoyed watching 'The Secret Garden' (filmed in Yorkshire) at the sumptuously comfortable Ilkley Cinema.

I always think that reading the book first is key though, how about you?

Do the landscapes of the Dales inspire you to read and write?

Finding time to read is one way I have found to really invest in my own wellbeing. It's an old saying, that you can learn so much from books, but I think it's as true as ever. Reading stories can stimulate our imagination and transport us in to another world, helping us to tune out of our everyday and give us the kind of 'pause' and switch-off that we may need.

What reading list would you choose for your next staycation in the Yorkshire Dales?

Check out our delightful holiday cottages to find your perfect retreat to read and relax, away from the task lists of home and your everyday.