Our guide to Grassington holiday cottages

Did you know….that Grassington hosts some of the most ancient woodland in Britain?

Grassington lies half way up Wharfedale and is supremely situated to explore the dramatic scenery and spectacular limestone scars nearby. Technically a town but with the friendly feel of a nostalgic village, Grassington’s shops and lanes huddle around a pretty little square and include a host of fascinating shops.

Wander your way up inviting cobbled streets to discover a great choice of places to eat and drink and enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales in the distance. Properties are found at the centre of this popular area separated on one side by the River Wharfe and the other by the dry stone walls, and this is the place to experience ‘real’ Yorkshire.

The River Ure at Jervaulx Abbey

Now, this walk is a personal favourite of our Yorkshire Dales expert Jonathan, so if you get the chance to walk it then do! Starting at the stunning ruins of one of the Cistercian abbeys, the walk passes through the abbey grounds (look out for deer as you go) before crossing the river Ure and heading up in to the...

Dickensian Festival

Grassington’s festivals have gained the village something of a reputation as the events capital of Yorkshire, and the annual Dickensian Festival brightens up the winter in Victorian style. Three Saturdays before every Christmas the village winds the clock back to days gone by, and Christmas is the perfect time of year to give the village a Victorian makeover. The village...
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