Grassington, a small market town and just 10 minutes down the road from Bramble Cottage Hetton is a delightful place to visit throughout the year.
A cobbled market square, shops offering local foods, gifts and arts and crafts plus cafés, restaurants and hotels, are all set against a backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.
Visit The Fish Shop in Garrs Lane, take a peek in The Grassington Folk Museum overlooking the square which re-tells the history of the area with displays showing interesting artefacts.
Browse the independent shops and pop into Grassington House for a break. More than just an hotel you can stop off here for local speciality ales, a glass of wine or handpicked spirits from small local suppliers all of which can be enjoyed from the bar sitting on the terrace overlooking the Village Square.
Grassington is situated on the Dales Way trail. You can learn more at The Grassington National Park Centre which is situated just outside the village the centre provides local information, parking, toilets and a picnic area.
A short walk from here takes you down to the River Wharfe, where you can see Linton Falls and enjoy a walk alongside the river.
Two of the notable events hosted every year are,
The Grassington 1940s Weekend.
18-20 September 2020. Music, period costumes, vintage cars. And dancing in the square.
The Dickensian Festival.
Every year Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume.
There is a full entertainment programme over two weekends, with bands, buskers and Victorian street entertainers and for the children, a chance to meet Santa in his grotto and to take part in a torchlit nativity procession.
As the centre of Grassington is pedestrianised during the Festival, a Park & Ride system operates. This is based a mile from the centre of the Village and is well sign posted from every incoming road with bright yellow signs.
The Park & Ride is £10.00 per car.