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Discover the cobbled streets of Grassington and visit our unique galleries, artists and boutiques offering original gift ideas, or stroll along the river and see the spectacular Linton Falls.

Grassington is situated on the Dales Way trail and on our doorstep are iconic places to see, among them Kilnsey Crag, Malham Cove, the magnificent river-side Bolton Abbey and the medieval Skipton Castle.

Grassington was a thriving metropolis in the 1800’s when the lead-mining trade boomed and many of the cottages were built to house the workers who flocked here to work.

"I’ve never seen a countryside to equal in beauty the Yorkshire dales”.

The classic English playwright J B Priestly
High above the village on the moors is the fascinating historic lead-mining trail where you can still see the remains of this hard-earned social history.

Rolling green hills chequered by ancient stone walls and limestone pavements inhabited only by shaggy sheep create a breathtaking landscape.
This is magnificent walking, riding, climbing, caving, shooting and fishing country, with picturesque Dales stone-built villages to explore, caves to visit and heritage to discover
The hotel can organise activities for you including horse riding, cycle hire, fly fishing and shooting. Our local health spa at Long Ashes offers a swimming pool, gym and therapy treatments or you can enjoy a beauty or massage treatment in Grassington and even in your hotel room on request. If you would like to plan some activities in advance, we hope you may find the following information useful:
Yorkshire Dales Events
Information - Websites

There’s so much happening in the Yorkshire Dales all year round.

Plan your visit to make sure you don’t miss out on those special events that are of interest to you.

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Grassington National Park Centre
Information - National Park Centre

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre is located just near the village centre with a large car park adjacent. The Centre has a wide range of guides, leaflets and maps.

Hebden Road,
Grassington, Skipton,
North Yorkshire BD23 5LB
Tel: 01756 751 690
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Robert Bunney Country Clothing
Shopping - Menswear

Established in 1965 and is still run by the Bunney family today. The shop maintains a high standard of quality and excellent service on which they have built their reputation.

Main Street, Grassington
North Yorkshire, BD23 5AD
Tel: 01756 752576
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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Local Attractions - Railways

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire, BD23 6AFS
Tel: 01756 710614
Settle-Carlisle Railway
Local Attractions - Railways

Let the Settle-Carlisle Railway inspire you to explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria's Eden Valley.

Relax in your seat and watch as some of the North of England's most beautiful views unfold in front of you.

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Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre
Activities - Riding

Enjoy pony trekking or hacking through spectacular Wharfedale scenery or enjoy a riding lesson in the outdoor school.

Conistone with Kilnsey
Nr Skipton,
North Yorkshire,BD23 5HS
Tel: 01756 752861
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Fly Fishing at Kilnsey Park
Activities - Fishing

Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery is situated in spectacular surroundings. The two spring fed lakes are both approximately 1 acre in size and are open all year round, fishing well throughout the winter.

The lakes are well stocked with hard fighting Rainbow, Blue, Brown and Golden trout from 2lb to 20lb+, all from our own Trout Farm.

Kilnsey Fly Fishery and Trout Farm
Kilnsey Park Estate
Kilnsey, Near Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 5PS
Tel. 01756 752150
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River Warfe
Activities - Fishing

Fishing is available on the River Wharfe.

Day Tickets can be purchased by Rod Fishing Licence Holders at the Post Office or from Robert Bunney’s Menswear both situated in the Square.

Activities - Walking
There are many picturesque walks around Grassington and the Wharfedale area, so please ask at Reception for details.
Stump Cross Caverns
Local Attractions - Caves

Enjoy the magnificent underground world of our limestone rock at Stump Cross Caverns.

One of Britain's premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Greenhow Hill
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire, HG3 5JL
Tel: 01756 752780
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York Racecourse
Local Attractions - Horse Racing

Yorkshire is home to racing with a choice of seven courses within picturesque driving distance from Grassington.

You can choose from Ripon, Beverley, Doncaster, Wetherby, and of course the jewel in the crown – York

York Racecourse,
Tadcaster Road,
North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
Tel: 01904 620911
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Dave Ferguson – Mountain Bike Hire
Activities - Cycling

Dave Ferguson Cycles offers bicycle hire in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales, ideal for families or corporate events. We can arrange the delivery and collection of the bikes.

3 Albion Yard
Skipton, BD23 1ED
Tel: 01756 795367
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Lightwater Valley
Local Attractions - Theme Parks

Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five unique attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious North Yorkshire countryside.

North Stainley,
North Yorkshire HG4 3HT
Tel: 0871 720 0011
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Skipton Castle
Local Attractions - Castles

Skipton Castle is a magnificently preserved medieval fortress.

Open every day for visitors, you can explore the banqueting hall, kitchen, bedchamber and privy, discover the dungeon and climb to the top of the watch tower.

The Bailey,
North Yorkshire BD23 1AW
Tel: 01756 792442
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Long Ashes Leisure Centre
Activities - Spa & Fitness

Long Ashes leisure club is nestled in the Wharfedale valley of the Yorkshire Dales; known for its spectacular scenery it provides the ultimate in work outs, chill outs and pampering.

Long Ashes Park
Threshfield, Near Skipton
North Yorkshire BD23 5PN
Tel: 01756 752261
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Skipton Golf Club
Activities - Golf

Visitors are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and will enjoy golf in the natural surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. Many return on an annual basis to play in the Club's very popular Open Events

Short Lee Lane,
North Yorkshire BD23 3LF
Tel: 01756 795657
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St. Michael & All Angels
Churches - Church of England

We are friendly Anglican churches serving the Wharfedale communities in Grassington, Linton, Threshfield, and Hebden in the Yorkshire Dales

Church Road,
Nr Skipton,
Nr Skipton,
North Yorkshire BD23 6BQ
Tel: 01756 752575
Grassington Congregational Church
Churches - Congregational

Grassington Congregational Church aims to be an inclusive fellowship, welcoming people of differing backgrounds and lifestyles.

Through our worship and through the use of our premises we aim to be a focal point for our local community.

Rev. Peter Thomas
6-10 Garrs Lane, Grassington,
North Yorkshire, BD23 5AT
Tel: 01756 752357
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St. Margaret Clitherow
Churches - Roman Catholic

St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Stephen's, Skipton. The church is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Grassington Road,
North Yorkshire, BD23
Tel: 01756 793000