Grassington is a great place to visit during the Festival.
Surrounded as it is by beautiful countryside ideal for idyllic rambles by the riverside or enjoying views from moorland paths. There are also some excellent places to visit and lovely spots to eat and drink. So why not make the most of your visit to the Festival and stay a while?
Grassington is one of the best known villages in the Yorkshire Dales, in a charming location on the River Wharfe and surrounded by a stunning limestone landscape with an intricate network of dry stone walls surrounding traditionally farmed hay meadows. At the bottom of the dale by the river and villages the countryside is soft and welcoming, yet if you venture up into the hills there is wild and rugged beauty to be explored.
Although often described by local people as a village, Grassington was granted a Royal Charter for a market and fair in 1282 giving it market town status. The market was held regularly until about 1860.
The village is centred around a lively and bustling cobbled square. Although Grassington is a popular tourist destination it has retained its character and has a thriving community – if you pop in to any of the shops, pubs or cafes you are bound to meet some of the friendly local characters.
Near to Grassington are lots of lovely villages such as Linton, Hebden, Threshfield, Conistone, Kilnsey, Kettlewell, Bolton Abbey and of course Rylstone – home to the infamous calendar girls!
Places to visit
During a visit to the Festival it is well worth staying a little longer and visiting some of the following attractions – and please mention the Festival website when visiting.
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