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.more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
A wet weekend camping in Appletreewick had us seek out what little sunshine could be found, as well as the possibility of some interiors to hide from the passing showers - an afternoon in Grassington it was then!Whilst take a stroll around this market town it was decided to partake of the offerings at Cobblestones Cafe by way of a light...more
With limited town centre parking, this is possibly the best option for parking to access the same.Located immediately adjacent to the National Park Centre, this car park is open from 06:00 to 24:00 on a daily basis.This is a Pay and Display car park.CHARGES :10 mins - Free 2 hours - £2.50> 2 hours £4.09Please see photo 2 for further details for...more
There have not been trains to Grassington since 1931 and the only way to reach here is by bus.You do not need a car to explore the Dales although it remains the easiest way to get around this vast area. There are many bus routes in the Dales and by using a rail head such as Harrogate, Skipton or Ilkley it should be possible to use the buses to tour...more
We parked on the road leading to Grassington last time we visited. Things though have certainly changed. Before entering Grassington you will see signs for visitors parking. Parking is on the site of a working quarry, but as it is a saturday when these special christmas events are the quarry is not open. You are then bussed into Grassington, which...more
With these events held just before Christmas its nice to have a look round the local shops. Selling books, paintings, toys, crafts, and all manner of things.
This photograph I took in a lovely little shop, with big oak beams. The shop is a combination of lots of little rooms, upstairs and downstairs, and the beams creak when someone is walking above you. Its full of little nooks and crannies.
I cant remember the name of the shop but its overlooking the lovely cobbled square.
I think the woman in the photo was looking at the handbags, either that or she was trying to hide! :-)
Apparently Tom Lee had been friends with Dr Petty and they had been out together to a cockfight (cockfights were popular in these days - thank goodness not any more). The next day Dr Petty was reported missing. Tom Lee was detained, in fact twice and released through lack of evidence. A few weeks went by until Dr Petty's body was found in a local...more
Murder is not a local custom here in Grassington, but in the late 1700's Tom Lee who lived here then did exactly that. Some reports say that it happened in 1779 and some say 1766. I dont know which is correct. However, it is reported that Tom Lee did in fact murder a local physican named Dr. Petty.This was the house where Tom Lee lived, which is...more
Not sure whether I would class this as culteral, but along with other activities going on, there is also a Punch and Judy show. I suppose with the residents dressing in dickensian costume, (meaning from the time of Charles Dickens), that Punch and Judy must have been around in the same era. For those of you who do not know what Punch and Judy is,...more
Grassingtons' streets are attractively cobbled (pic 1 and 2). However, this part of the country isn't a stranger to rain - as we witnessed during our weekend camping at nearby Appletreewick.
Combined with oil/petrol from vehicles, the cobbles can become quite slippery in parts.
I spotted an abandoned weather battled umbrella (pic 3).
Even Billy Oceans tour bus (pic 4) was surrounded by puddles, and a wooden duck board had been placed near the bus door
As I said it was extremely crowded in Grassington on this last visit. We did not arrive until about 3.30pm, as to see the christmas trees lit up seemed more attractive when darkness fell. Whether or not earlier in the day it had not been quite so busy I dont know. The general appeal of these 3 particular saturdays before christmas is that there are...more
Besides the shops, there are not actually that many, there are also market stalls, selling craft goods, hot chocolate, hot mulled wine, chestnuts, coffee with brandy etc.The place does look lovely when it gets dark with all the lights and christmas trees, but there are just so many people there. When I visited 12 years previous, it was lovely, it...more