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Out & About

We want to help you to get the most out of your visit to Grassington. Surrounded by the magnificent limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we know we are very privileged to be located here in the beautiful heart of Wharfedale. There is so much to do here you will be spoilt for choice, so we’ve selected a few of our top tips for things to do and see while you’re here, depending on what you enjoy…

Walks

Grassington is on the Dales Way and you can literally head off from Tucked Away House on foot and discover fabulous footpaths everywhere. Suitable for every ability, you can take a gentle riverside wander down to Linton Falls and the C12th church or don your hiking boots for some strenuous hill walking with magnificent views, amazing limestone pavements and ancient woodland.

Horse Riding

Beginners and experienced horse riders are welcome for hacking and trekking.

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Caves

Head out of Grassington and enjoy a picturesque drive up to Stump Cross Caverns to find the spectacular show caves open to the public at www.stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk or if you are an experienced potholer, find out about the caving in this area by clicking the button below

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Climbing

One of Britain’s best known climbing challenges is just 3m from Grassington. Kilnsey Crag’s famous over hang is a great way to test your ability

Fishing

Day Tickets for fishing on the River Wharfe can be purchased by Rod Fishing Licence Holders at the Post Office or from Robert Bunney’s Menswear, both situated in Grassington Square. There are also Fly fishing lakes at Kilnsey Trout Farm.

Birds, botany, archaeology and geology

The ancient woodland of Grass Woods, the Iron Age remains on Lea Green and the lead mining remains at Yarnbury are all rich with interest for enthusiasts.

Golf

Skipton Glf Club is the best local Golf club and we would highly recommend it if you enjoy Golf

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Skipton Castle

The picturesque market town of Skipton is just 10m away, with its magnificently preserved medieval fortress, Skipton Castle. 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

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey offers 30 000 acres of stunning countryside surrounding the Priory riverside ruins

Grassington Folk Museum

In the centre of the village offers exhibits of lead mining, minerals, craft tools, lathes, Dales farming, period costumes, domestic accoutrements, World War II memorabilia, folk lore and the days of the Yorkshire Dales Railway recalled.

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Yarnbury lead mining trail

From the top of Grassington main street, keep going up and up and up until the road peters out and you will come to Yarnbury, the fascinating site of Grassington’s industrial heritage

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Visitor Centre

The YDNP Visitor Center in Grassington provides general visitor information and displays about the special qualities of this special area

Malham Cove

Malham Cove A fifteen minute drive away, the spectacular 260ft high cliff of Malham Cove with its magnificent limestone pavement above is truly stunning – don’t miss it - It was great even before Harry Potter discovered it in his Deathly Hallows adventure.

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Kilnsey Trout Farm

Kilnsey Trout Farm is a working trout farm. Popular with families, attractions include fly fishing lakes, nature trails and a farm shop

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Royal Oak Furniture

Subject to their schedules, Paul will take you on the tour of his cabinetmaking workshops, where handcrafted furniture is made which graces embassies and palaces all over the world…and your Tucked Away House bedroom

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Lightwater Valley

If you are are looking for theme park thrills, discover 175 acres of rides and adventure at www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

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Cycling

Bring your bike and experience the beauty of the Dales by pedal power. Why not consider the Way of the Roses

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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, including Thomas the Tank Engine at certain events

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Settle-Carlisle Railway

The breathtaking Settle-Carlisle Railway can be experienced from Skipton railway station, just 10m away

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Horse Racing

Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse is a picturesque 20m drive from Grassington, at Ripon, with racing April – September

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Shopping

Grassington is full of unique independent shops – galleries, artist’s studios and boutiques offering original gifts. On the third Sunday of every month we have a Farmer’s Market in the Square selling a wide range of fresh local produce from game to cakes. Shortlisted by Google in 2011 for Best Street and voted Best High Street of the Year in 2009, nearby Skipton has more independent shopping plus many of the High Street chain shops, a Victorian indoor shopping arcade and a busy market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Swimming & Spa

If you like to be pampered, or you think the Wharfe is too cold for swimming, there is always Long Ashes, just outside Grassington

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