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Main Street, Grassington

Grassington is a Wharfedale market town (though often referred to as a 'village') in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the English county of North Yorkshire (historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire). As the main residential and commercial centre in Upper Wharfedale, Grassington serves as an ideal base from which to explore the Dales. The cobbled main square and market place, together with the stone built houses of the town, make it a 'picture postcard' Dales destination. In 2021, it was home to 1,100 people.

Get in[edit]

Grassington is 8 miles north of Skipton on the B6265. There are hourly buses from Skipton seven days a week (services 72 and 872), plus less frequent services from Buckden and Ilkley (daily), and York (Summer Sundays only). See [1] for bus service information.

By foot[edit]

The Dales Way From Ilkley to Windermere passes through Grassington.

Get around[edit]

As Grassington is a small town, you can walk everywhere.


1 Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Information Centre, Colvend, Hebden Road, BD23 5LB, +44 1756 751699. M-Th 8:30AM-5PM, F 8:30AM-4:30PM. One of two main information centres within the National Park is located in Grassington Grassington National Park Centre (Q105131411) on Wikidata

2 Grassington Folk Museum, the Square, BD23 5AQ, +44 1756 752801. Exhibits of lead mining, minerals, craft tools, lathes, Dales farming, period costumes, folklore and the days of the railway recalled. World War II memorabilia also features.

3 Grassington Bridge (Lindon Bridge), Station Road. Grade II Bridge over the River Wharfe. Grassington Bridge (Q26603118) on Wikidata

Further afield[edit]

4 Kilnsey Crag. This impressive limestone rock formation is just off the western edge of the B6160, about 3 miles north of Grassington at Kilnsey. It is approximately 170 ft high with an overhang of 40 ft.


  • Take a hike in the Dales around the town - Buckden Pike is a good destination with great views.




1 The Foresters Arms, 20 Main St, BD23 5AA, +44 1756 752 349. The Foresters Arms Grassington (Q105129979) on Wikidata


There is a good selection of hotels, inns and B&B in the area.

1 Grassington Bunk Barn, Spring Croft, Moor Ln, BD23 5BD, +44 1756 753882. Grassington Bunk Barn (Q105129181) on Wikidata

2 Ashfield House, 3 Summers Fold, BD23 5AE, +44 1756 752584. Ashfield House (Q26603115) on Wikidata

3 Black Horse Hotel, 4 Garrs Ln, BD23 5AT, +44 1756 752 770. Black Horse Hotel (Q26603114) on Wikidata

4 Grassington House, 5 The Square, Grassington BD23 5AQ, +44 1756 752406. Upscale restaurant with 9 rooms in a Georgian mansion. B&B double £140. Grassington House Hotel (Q26460433) on Wikidata

Go next[edit]

  • Go north to Buckden, 10.7 mi (17.2 km) on the B6160.
  • Go east to Ripon, 22.3 mi (35.9 km), on the B6265
  • Go west to Malham with Malham Cove, 11.8 mi (19.0 km) on the B6265.
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