{"LocationDetails":{"Id":527,"Name":"Grassington","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Grassington holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDid you know\u0026hellip;.that Grassington hosts some of the most ancient woodland in Britain?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGrassington 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\u0026rsquo;s shops and lanes huddle around a pretty little square and include a host of fascinating shops.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWander 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 \u0026lsquo;real\u0026rsquo; Yorkshire.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"grassington","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Grassington.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Yorkshire Dales National Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nowhere quite like the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The park is a playground for those who love to be outdoors, a haven for wildlife and a film director\u0026rsquo;s dream and the Dales cover more than 680 square miles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s ever traipsed the ancient woodland or stood at the foot of a dale and stared up at the rocky towers before them will know just why this national park is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s biggest attractions as well as a regular star of the silver screen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers have flocked to the Dales for decades, keen to make the most of this historic and striking setting and take advantage of its unspoilt, natural appeal. Thanks to strict rules, the park has remained just as it\u0026rsquo;s always been over the centuries and that means it\u0026rsquo;s not only stunning but also home to some fascinating historic sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA walk in the Dales is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the national park, and there are thousands to choose from depending on how energetic you\u0026rsquo;re feeling and what you\u0026rsquo;d like to see. Remember that dogs are welcome to enjoy the wide open spaces too, and every valley, hill and flower meadow has a character all its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2949,"LocationLongitude":-1.98336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ripon/yorkshire-dales/the-yorkshire-dales-national-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/Pennines.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Grassington 1940s Weekend","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGrassington steps back in time for one weekend each September as it recaptures the spirit of the 1940s. The programme always includes so many themed events that it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to take part in all of them and the highlights always include the chance to see a full size Spitfire up close, a good old bop in the village hall with the sounds of the Royal British Legion Band and friends, a vintage market, live military displays and re-enactments.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust imagine the noise a Hurricane and a Spitfire would make in a flypast over a sleepy Dales village...there\u0026rsquo;s usually a flypast throughout the weekend that has the kids gazing up at the skies in awe and the crowds stunned by the spectacle. It\u0026rsquo;s always a thrilling experience for all ages and the sound\u0026rsquo;s unforgettable. The event also pays homage to the many get togethers that kept the villagers\u0026rsquo; spirits up during the war years, and there\u0026rsquo;s a tea dance on the Saturday and the Sunday for those who want to show off their footwork to the old classics.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty to tempt car enthusiasts throughout the weekend as the village tends to fill with classic and vintage military vehicles, so take time to wander the cobbled streets and enjoy the rare chance to see them up close while you\u0026rsquo;re there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.0703,"LocationLongitude":-1.99978,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/SPITFIRE.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/grassington-1940s-weekend","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/SPITFIRE.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dickensian Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGrassington\u0026rsquo;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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe village shops and streets shine with twinkling lights, traditional Victorian stalls appear and tempt passers-by with the smells of roasting treats and villagers wander the cobbled roads in Victorian costume to look the part. Musicians entertain the crowds with live music (from the Victorian period of course) and street entertainers mean there\u0026rsquo;s always something to stop and watch as visitors roam the village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event also means the chance to get some Christmas shopping done before the big rush as the streets are always lined with stalls selling traditional country crafts and handmade items that make unique gifts and stocking fillers. Grassington makes just the backdrop for this popular themed event, and the villagers think of everything to create an authentic Victorian atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs the evenings close in and the streets bustle Grassington takes on the appearance of a scene from a Christmas card so visitors get unique photographs as well as an experience to remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.0704,"LocationLongitude":-1.99944,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/lanterns.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/dickensian-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/lanterns.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Grassington in Bloom","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYorkshire may be dotted with seriously quaint villages but none of them are quite as picturesque as Grassington \u0026ndash; and when Grassington in Bloom\u0026rsquo;s in full swing it\u0026rsquo;s so pretty it\u0026rsquo;s painful. The residents of the village put their heads together months before the competition to create striking, colourful displays wherever they can. Grassington in Bloom takes place every year and the village often picks up an award for its gorgeous efforts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can\u0026rsquo;t help but notice the village at this time of year as it\u0026rsquo;s awash with colour and brightened up with fun displays to try to catch the judges\u0026rsquo; eyes. Many of the displays centre around the village square, and flower pots flank benches, dangle quietly from lamp posts and flower beds brim with blooms. The annual Grassington Festival which takes place every June usually raises money to fun the blooms so they\u0026rsquo;re a real local effort carefully planned to delight visitors and impress when the judges visit the village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Garden Competition is always one of the highlights of Grassington in Bloom as home owners battle it out to be picked out as having the most beautiful blooms. It\u0026rsquo;s all in good fun though, and the event makes the village one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s prettiest every summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.0704,"LocationLongitude":-1.99944,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/grassington-in-bloom","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Grassington Farmers\u0027 Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGrassington Farmers\u0026rsquo; Market takes place on the third Sunday of every month, so if you time a stay in the village just right you\u0026rsquo;ll have no excuse not to sample some of the local produce while you\u0026rsquo;re there! The village sits right in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside - so what better place to sample the produce sourced from the village and its surrounding area?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEveryone\u0026rsquo;s welcome to the market and as it\u0026rsquo;s held in the centre of the village it\u0026rsquo;s easy to reach and while away an hour or two browsing the farmers\u0026rsquo; wares. The market runs from 9am \u0026ndash; 3pm and includes meats, dairy products and fresh vegetables, and as it runs all year round the products on offer change with the seasons as they\u0026rsquo;re fresh from the neighbouring farms.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Yorkshire Dales and the villages that surround them are enough to inspire any family to dine in on fresh produce from a farmer they\u0026rsquo;ve actually met, and Grassington Farmers\u0026rsquo; Market makes for an interesting insight into the hard work that goes into producing the great tastes that have made Yorkshire a popular spot with foodies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.0704,"LocationLongitude":-1.99944,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/local produce.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/grassington-farmers-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/local produce.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Grassington Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGrassington may look every bit the quiet Dales village but it actually plays host to some of the biggest names in entertainment every year. The Grassington Festival has been going for more than 30 years and runs for two lively weeks every June, so if you time your visit right you\u0026rsquo;ll find the Dales alive with the sound of live music.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe decades may have seen the Grassington Festival become bigger and stronger each year but its ethos remains the same, and it still showcases local talent as well as famous faces so its audiences get to see some of the finest performers in the region.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rolling green hills that envelop Grassington echo with the sounds of live music for the last fortnight of every June and one of the highlights is always the performance in the field marquee. 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The Dales Way may be a little too long to complete in full (since it\u0026rsquo;s 81 miles long!) but there\u0026rsquo;s a section between Grassington and the delightfully named Yockenthwaite that\u0026rsquo;s only 13 miles long.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Dales Way starts in the spa town of Ilkley and runs all the way to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Most of the route covers the diverse landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, crossing colourful moors, limestone landmarks and swirling rivers, and the final quarter of the trail edges into Cumbria. The walk\u0026rsquo;s a great way for first time visitors to the Dales to get walking, and if you like to cover long distances with ever-changing scenery then it\u0026rsquo;s perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you walk the section between gorgeous Grassington and Yockenthwaite you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself at a pretty little hamlet on the banks of the River Wharfe. If the name sounds familiar it may be because it lent its name to one of the characters in the children\u0026rsquo;s TV programme The Rottentrolls during the 90s!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2063,"LocationLongitude":-2.15101,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/02/185041345.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/grassington/the-dales-way","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/02/185041345.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Box Tree","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of six Michelin Star restaurants in Yorkshire, The Box Tree is an unassuming restaurant with an emphasis on French classical dining. Run by a husband and wife team, The Box Tree, in Ilkley, has been impressing diners with its menu since the sixties and it\u0026rsquo;s had a Michelin Star to its name for over a decade.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not only the food that\u0026rsquo;s set this eatery apart from the competition, it\u0026rsquo;s home to an extensive wine cellar that means no matter how many times you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll still find something new to sample, and the staff are always happy to help recommend something to complement your meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe owners are dedicated to using fresh, local ingredients throughout every dish wherever they can, and that means most of the produce is sourced from nearby farmers and suppliers so diners can enjoy the true taste of Yorkshire. 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