Welcome to Wharfedale
Wharfedale is one of the most visited of the Yorkshire Dales, its proximity to Bradford and Leeds making it the ideal escape for their inhabitants.
The area that runs upriver from Addingham is known as upper Wharfedale, and it is this section that lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The dale is a typical glacial "U" shape with many limestone outcrops. There are many splendid towns and villages to visit in Upper Wharfedale including Grassington, Threshfeild, Conistone, Kilnsey, Kettlewell, Starbotton, Buckden, and Cray.
Please visit our accommodation pages for hotels, cottages, bed and breakfast available in this and other areas of the Yorkshire Dales.
- Bolton Abbey
30,000 acres of beautiful countryside in the Yorkshire Dales.There are medieval buildings to explore and 80 miles of moorland, woodland and riverside footpaths.
- Buckden Pike Memorial
On Jan 30 1942, a crew of six Polish airmen took off from RAF Bramcote, Warwickshire in a Wellington Bomber. Without warning, they hit a bad snowstorm. Unknowingly travelling over Skipton, Yorkshire they continued, blindly heading towards the Dales into unforeseen danger! The pilot was tense - he could see nothing but a screen of white light in front of him.
- Kilnsey Park
Kilnsey Park is located immediately beneath Kilnsey Crag and on the main road that goes between Kettlewell and Grassington (which is very close to where you will find Burnsall and Linton), and is just 1 mile away from Conistone which is also featured.
Selected Wharfedale Accommodation & Attractions
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The White Lion Inn
Nestling beneath Buckden Pike and being the highest pub in Wharfedale. Our family run traditional Dales inn offers a warm and friendly welcome.
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Grassington House Hotel
Come and enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales at Grassington House Hotel, overlooking the picturesque cobbled square of Grassington and nestled among the limestone hills of Wharfedale.
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Wood Nook Caravan Park
Wood Nook is ideally situated for a walking holiday and is also within easy driving distance of many well known places of interest. We cater for touring caravans, motor homes and tents, as well as our caravan holiday homes for hire.
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These family run, stone built holiday cottages are perfectly located for anyone wanting to explore the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, and discover all that North Yorkshire has to offer.