Explore North Yorkshire

Beautiful Historic Inn like no other in Yorkshire…

The perfect base for exploring
the Yorkshire Dales

Walk, cycle or drive, there’s Moor to explore at the Tan Hill Inn.


The Tan Hill Inn, located in Richmond, North Yorkshire, is a popular destination for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. With its stunning location and impressive facilities, it’s no wonder that visitors flock to the Tan Hill Inn from far and wide.

Let’s explore the reasons why people travel to the Tan Hill Inn and the different ways in which they enjoy the landscape and facilities available.

karl moran KfINIfjhjYc unsplash

Spectacular Scenery

One of the primary reasons people visit the Tan Hill Inn is for the spectacular scenery that surrounds it.


The inn is situated at the highest point of the Pennine Way, offering breathtaking views of the rolling hills and expansive moors that make up the Yorkshire Dales. Visitors can take in the views on foot by exploring the many hiking trails that surround the inn or simply sit back and enjoy a drink while taking in the stunning surroundings.

Outdoor Activities

For those looking for an outdoor adventure, the Tan Hill Inn offers a range of activities to suit all ages and abilities.

From hiking and cycling to fishing and bird watching, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can explore the vast expanses of the Yorkshire Dales National Park or take a guided tour to discover the local wildlife and flora.

Our services

We also offer a range of services and amenities to cater to the needs of walker, hikers and cyclists, including:

Secure Storage

The inn offers secure bike storage for cyclists, providing peace of mind that their bikes are safe and secure while they are exploring the local area.

Bike Wash

The inn also offers a bike wash service, allowing cyclists to clean off any mud or dirt from their bikes after a day of cycling.

Cycling Routes

The Tan Hill Inn is situated on several popular cycling routes, including the Tour de Yorkshire, making it the perfect base for exploring the local area on two wheels.

Packed Lunches

The inn also offers packed lunches for cyclists who prefer to pack their own lunch for the day’s ride. The lunches include a sandwich, crisps, fruit, and a drink, providing the energy needed for a full day of cycling.

Drying Room

Cyclists can also use the dedicated drying room to dry off any wet clothes or gear.

History and Culture

The Tan Hill Inn is steeped in history and culture, making it an ideal destination for those interested in learning more about the area’s past.

The inn dates back to the 17th century and has played an important role in the local community ever since. Visitors can learn about the inn’s rich history through guided tours or by simply exploring the building’s unique features and architecture.

shows an image of the Yorkshire Dales countryside

Facilities and Amenities

In addition to its stunning location and range of activities, the Tan Hill Inn boasts a range of excellent facilities and amenities.

The inn offers comfortable accommodations, delicious food and drink, and a welcoming atmosphere that keeps visitors coming back year after year. With its cosy interior, roaring fires, and friendly staff, the Tan Hill Inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

shows a room in Tan Hill Inn

Book a Room

Tan Hill Inn is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in the Yorkshire Dales.

With its stunning scenery, range of outdoor activities, rich history and culture, and excellent facilities, it’s no wonder that visitors continue to flock to the inn year after year. Whether you’re looking for a day out with the family or a romantic weekend away, the Tan Hill Inn has something for everyone to enjoy.

The Inn is very dog friendly for well-behaved dogs, bring the pooch and have a lovely walk after a great meal, we just ask that you keep your owners on a lead! Come and stay in the heart of the Dales in beautiful Swaledale.

Tan Hill Inn plus Tripadvisor official logo 2023

Established 1840.

The World Famous Tan Hill Inn is Britain’s highest public house at 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level.

Get in Touch

Copyright Tan Hill Inn 2023 © All Rights Reserved