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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Located in Wharfedale, the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Howgill Lodge is the ideal place for a holiday to remember.
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Dale House is both comfortable and easy to run giving good value accommodation for group holidays and larger family gatherings.
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The Confluence Centre
A beautifully converted Yorkshire Dales Barn for family, group and business hire with midweek B&B set in a stunning location between the picturesque villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.
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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.