In and around Grassington
Discover the delightful Yorkshire Dales market town famous for Wensleydale Cheese
With narrow streets, traditional stone houses and a cobbled
central square contributing to its charm and good looks,
Grassington is the epitome of a rural village at the heart of the
beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Granted a Royal Charter in 1282 which gives Grassington the right to hold its own market and fair, some that would argue that Grassington is actually a town, but that doesn't seem to be the view of those who live in this small and friendly community. The Royal Charter is put to good use, however: the village hosts an excellent farmer's market on the third Sunday of each month.
Grassington also manages to pack a good selection of independent shops, some hospitable hostelries and restaurants and even a small museum - the Grassington Folk Museum - into its relatively compact space. Delightful as its attractions are, the main reason visitors are drawn to this picturesque village is its idyllic location in the Upper Wharfedale region of North Yorkshire.
Grassington is the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the many outdoor pursuits offered by the breathtakingly-scenic moors, woodlands and limestone crags which lie on the village's doorstep. Walkers are particularly spoiled; the 80-mile Dales Way passes through Grassington, but there are also opportunities for cycling, fishing, climbing and horse-riding.