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Grassington cottage properties are offered by the rental companies featured below. They're arranged in ascending order according to the number of Grassington holiday properties they offer. Numbers tend to change according to season and site changes so make sure to visit the sites for the most up-to-date information.
- 13 Grassington cottage properties
offered by Holiday Rentals. Some are located in nearby towns like Addingham and Burnsall, which are not far from the town. Prices start at about £200 but can rise to over £1000 depending on season and property standards.
- Around 10 Grassington cottages
within a 10 mile radius of Grassington, all of which are of the traditional, stone-built variety. Although smoking is not allowed, pets are accommodated for by most of their Grassington self catering cottages.
Cottages 4 You
- Grassington holiday cottages are provided by Cottages 4 You. Although the number is small, their range of Yorkshire self catering properties is extensive. Each property is inspected for standards and most have attained two star gradings and above.
- 4 Grassington self catering properties at the time of writing, all of which are traditional and well appointed. Bookings start at about £200 for the week which will of course rise according to season. Some of their holiday properties can sleep up to 8 people
Grassington is a market village located in Upper Wharfedale
, North Yorkshire. Set in the Yorkshire Dales
National Park, it is Wharfedale's principal village and a centre for tourism. Grassington Cottages are a popular form of accommodation and provide a convenient base from which to explore this picturesque region of Yorkshire.
Lead Mining was Grassington's main industry during the late 18th century and remains can still be seen on moor, north of the village. Other historical sites of interest include Grassington bridge, a medieval construction which spans the River Wharfe and leads to the town's small cobbled market square.
is the town's most important annual event. First staged in 1981 it showcases a variety of musical genres including classical, jazz and popular music throughout the month of June. The Kilsney Show
, Upper Wharfedale's agricultural fair is also a popular event and features animal exhibits, sheep dog trials and fell racing. Held at Kilnsey Crage, it takes place during August.
Pony Trekking and hiking
are popular activities in and around Grassington, enabling visitors to truly appreciate the charms of the Yorkshire countryside. The Stump Cross Caverns are also worth visiting and consist of a collection of show caves. See our guide to notable visitor attractions and places of interest in Grassington.
Grassington visitor attractions
See below for a more detailed account of the visitor attractions and places of interest in the Grassington area. These include historical sites as well as notable restaurants and pubs. Visitors l find plenty to do during their Grassington self catering holiday.
The Grassington High Lane walk allows visitors to appreciate the high moorland of Upper Wharfdale - it is suitable for all ages and is 3 miles in length. There is also a number of companies that specialise in other outdoor activities such as horse-riding
, climbing and even hot-air ballooning.
These centres are found in the vicinity of Grassington and are a short-drive away.
Food and drink
Notable eateries include the Devonshire Fell Restaurant
, which specialises in simple, modern cuisine. For a traditional pub meal, see the Fox and Hounds
in Starbotton - it has an extensive, varied menu with meals starting at just £3.95 per head. For local ales and beers visit The Old Hall Inn
; a classic country pub, featuring beamed ceilings and stone floors.
History and Culture
Grassington hosts a number of events including a farmer's market, held every third Sunday and an Arts/Craft Fair which runs every eight weeks. Sites of interest include the Stump Cross Caverns Cave system, discovered in the 19th Century. They extend for 6km and are open daily from 10-6pm. Admission is £6 for adult, £3.95 for children. Parcevall Hall Gardens
are also a popular attraction and feature 16 acres of landscaped gardens - they're open from 10am to 5pm during summer months.
Supermarkets and shops
There's a Spar supermarket in the town square and a wine shop on the main street, should visitors wish to stock up during their Grassington holiday break. There's also a Post Office which is open Monday to Saturday. For clothing see the Helen Midgley shop on the Main Strett or Dales Country Trading in the town square - both useful if suitable attire is needed for long walks or hiking.