Bivouac at Druid’s Temple is at the heart of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate and in terms of the great outdoors there is unrivalled access to the rivers, woodland, moorland, reservoirs and dales in some of the most beautiful countryside in the U.K. The Druid’s Temple is a very short walk from the Bivouac cafe bistro, and is a particularly quirky attraction. There are also numerous places of interest to visit in the local area.
The historic folly Druid’s Temple and the surrounding woodland makes for a fantastic starting point for any number of excursions across the moorland, or an ideal location for a short stroll, drinking in the natural beauty of the forest and spectacular views. Nearby is Swinton Park is surrounded by 200 acres of landscaped parkland with woodland, lakes and gardens, where Bivouac guests can enjoy a morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
Bordering on the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bivouac is proud to be situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is a striking blend of timeless landscapes and rich heritage. With idyllic Yorkshire villages dotted all over the dales you are never too far away from a local pub, perfect for a stop off point and perhaps a warming meal en route on any of the many walks that take you all over the countryside. Nidderdale is one of the closer dales to visit, with How Stean Gorge and Brimham Rocks featuring as popular attractions, whilst within the Estate the relatively unexplored Colsterdale offers excellent walking and climbing opportunities.
Our nearest town is Masham which is definitely worth a day trip (or two!). Home to two famous Yorkshire Breweries, Theakstons and Black Sheep, both have pub-style bars, guided tours on offer and shops. On Saturdays and Wednesdays the central square fills with market stalls selling a variety of goods and food. It has several unique shops selling sweets and ice cream, as well as numerous tea rooms where weary visitors can refresh themselves with a hot cup of Yorkshire tea, and sample some of the many delicacies of this region.
Tel: 01765 680900