The breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales has inspired artists for centuries. According to Victorian writer John Ruskin, author of Modern Painters, the famous landscape painter JMW Turner was moved to tears by the beauty he found while visiting Yorkshire’s hills and dales. It drew him back time and again.

Stone House Hotel offers a peaceful rural escape deep in the heart of Wensleydale – what better place, then, to explore your inner Turner, Hockney or Brook?

If you need a little guidance - we have teamed up with several local artists who offer a variety of experiences to help you make the most of your time here in the Dales. From one to one tuition to group courses – we have a wide range of breaks to suit your requirements.

For more details please contact our reception team on (01969) 667 571 or visit the artists websites – to see what they have to offer:


In our modern age we travel the world to find places of beauty, whilst often ignoring that which is on our doorstep. The landscape to be found in Yorkshire can rival anywhere in the world for inspiring scenery and the Yorkshire Dales in particular contains an abundance of this. The Dales are all distinctive in character and the area is a place of great variety. In the valleys, the network of dry stone walls, stone field barns and hay meadows show the impact of centuries of farming on this landscape, whilst limestone pavement, glacial erratics, the distinctive Three Peaks and many other features showcase the natural beauty of the area. It is a place to escape from the modern world, to step back in time and experience the peace and tranquillity of one of the finest landscapes on earth.

You’ll not find signs directing you to most of the best locations, nor nearby car parks with gift shops and tea rooms. The best way to experience this landscape is to grab your camera and get out and walk the numerous footpaths and bridleways, or head off into open access land to find less visited and more remote areas.

If you need expert guidance as to how to get the most out of your equipment and how to find the best places to capture on digital image – we have links with several excellent photographers, all of whom can offer bespoke tuition during your stay at Stone House Hotel. For more information please call the hotel or follow the links below:

book-now-button Paining and Photography in North Yorkshire

(01969) 667 571

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01969 667 571
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