Grassington Things to Do

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    Grassington Town Pump

    by Gillybob Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Whilst taking a wander around the small town centre, you will come across this pump in the main town square.

    The pump was restored in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium and as a memorial to the young men of Grassington and District who lost their lives in military service during the 20th century.

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    Folk Museum

    by Gillybob Written Jul 17, 2012

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    This museum is provided by the Upper Wharfedale Museum Society.

    This museum has a selection of displays. Unfortunately, due to building works, it was not open during our visit to Grassington but re-opened on Monday, 16 July 2012.

    Please see website below for information about the museum.

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    Grassington National Park Centre

    by Gillybob Written Jul 17, 2012

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    This Centre is an excellent source of information for the Yorkshire Dales area. There are a great selection of leaflets, booklets, DVDs and books on the Yorkshire Dales, with lots of information of various walking/hiking routes. The welcoming and helpful staff can answer your questions and also provide assistance with booking accommodation.

    The Centre also has a gift shop which sells various locally produced goods and souvenirs.

    Walking out of the entrance and turning right, you will find a tap with a chained scrubbing brush - an opportunity to take the mud off your boots before entering, or going to your car.

    OPENING HOURS :
    1 April to 31 October : 09:30-17:15 Daily
    November to March selected winter openings - see contact details below.

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    Visit the National Park Centre Tourist Info Office

    by suvanki Written Jul 17, 2012

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    The National Park Centre is located next to the car park. It was worth visiting.

    As well as a wide array of information on things to see and do in the area (and further afield) there is a well stocked gift shop selling many locally produced goods at reasonable prices.

    There was an interesting interactive display with photos and drawings of the history, old crafts and industries that helped form Grassington and the Dales National Park.

    Helpful friendly staff, who can answer your questions as well as book your accommodation, assist with audio guides and even loaning GDS devices.

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    Muddy Boots? There's a scrubbing brush and tap outside (Exit the Centre , turn right and walk around to the side of the building)

    From 1 April to 31 October open from 0930-1715, seven days a week.
    November to March selected winter openings

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    Stump Cross Caverns

    by Britannia2 Written Jun 4, 2012

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    Just a short distance out of the village is a show cave at Stump Cross Caverns. 350 million years ago this range of stalactites, stalagmites and unusual rock formations were formed in a warm , shallow sea.
    It was discovered by lead miners in 1860 and opened some years later to the public. Further exploration has resulted on 4 miles in length of caves although the visitor only sees a short length of the caves on a walk that takes about 40 minutes.
    The interiors are beautifully lit and the walk is a colourful display of the rock formations.
    You must wear a hard hat as some ceilings are low and people were constantly banging their heads. The paths are good but damp with some puddles so take good shoes. Also it can be cold so take a coat too. Many steps both in and out of the caves so not suitable for all.
    Good cafe and gift shop with clean restroom facilities.

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    National Park Centre

    by Britannia2 Written Jul 2, 2010

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    National Park Centre

    The National Park Centre is a very good tourist office that has books, maps, souvenirs etc of the Dales. Accommodation can be booked here and general advice given on places to visit, travel options etc.

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    Upper Wharfedale Museum

    by Britannia2 Updated Jul 1, 2010

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    This folk museum is based in a cottage that dates from 1728 and was opened in 1975. A main room from the entrance displays a range of domestic memorabilia from dentists instruments to mobile phones and Victorian toys.
    The kitchen has an old and deep ash pit discovered when the former store was removed and is a good representation of a Dales kitchen from years ago.
    Upstairs are two rooms with stone fireplaces and oak beams. There is a wide variety of things on display here - a camera display, farming exhibits, a besom making machine and woodworking tools amongst other things.
    Admission is £1.20.
    An interesting museum.

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    Keeping warm!!!

    by bugalugs Written Jan 4, 2003

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    If you visit Grassington during the festive season, you need to wrap up warm, and also bring an umbrella.

    The day we visited he had rained during most of the journey, but thankfully stopped when we got there.

    It was therefore cold and damp, here we are in the photo (dont know the boy in the yellow but he wasnt moving from the fire - haha) warming our hands.

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