HOW'S your head for heights?

If you can stand on top of York Minster - or on the lip of Malham Cove for that matter - without the world spinning, then a trip to How Stean Gorge might be just the thing for you.

A new glass floor suspended over the gorge promises spectacular views down into the 80 foot deep chasm.

Gorge owners Stan and Ann Beer have dubbed the new £180,000 cantilevered glass extension - which includes a dining area and a space for weddings and corporate functions - the 'room with a view'.

And Welcome to Yorkshire boss Sir Gary Verity, who will be officially opening it on Monday, says that's no understatement.

"People can now enjoy more of Howe Stean Gorge's wonderful outdoors from indoors!" he said. "The unique tree-top space overhanging the gorge is a great addition."

How Stean Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Yorkshire Dales which has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years. The steep sided chasm, over half a mile in length and up to 50 feet deep in places, has been carved by the action of water over thousands of years.

The gorge is already a popular outdoor attraction for abseiling, gorge scrambling and exploring caves as well as being host to one of the three via ferrata – high wire courses - in the UK. The unique geography allows for rock sports and paddle sports, including the chance to canyon down the highest waterfall in England.

But the new extension gives visitors - including those with mobility issues and children in pushchairs - the chance to see a view never visible before.

Glass panels in the floor allow you to look down directly into the gorge below.

"The new glass floors offer a real wow factor," said Mr Beer.

"It’s helping us to maximise the full potential of this natural wonder in an Area of Outstanding Beauty in the Yorkshire Dales."

Sounds like a place that just has to be visited...