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County - North Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01729 | code search
Postcode: BD23 | code search
Population: 250
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Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
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Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

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The Ribblesdale hamlet of Wigglesworth sits on the western edge of North Yorkshire, in the Forest of Bowland, one of those areas of England that should be far better known – tourists struggling north up the M6 to the Lakes are missing a treat nearer home, with some of the loveliest countryside in the North just a few miles off the motorway. For those wanting to escape the car the village is only a couple of miles from Long Preston, where there is a railway station on the line that just beyond Long Preston leads to Settle and eventually Carlisle, a marvellous railway journey worth making for the scenery alone. There has been a settlement at Wigglesworth since at least Norman times – it features in the Domesday Book. At one time the village belonged to Fountains Abbey. The delightful name of the place is said to derive from either Wicel – a person’s name – or Wincel – meaning of the child in the Saxon tongue. Bowland is a landscape that offers plenty for the walker, though an alternative mode of transport was highlighted recently when one of the buses meandering through the area was suggested as a great way of seeing the area at leisure. And if Bowland is not enough, then just to the east of Wigglesworth there is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, another gem of the North. As a hamlet there is not a huge amount to see in Wigglesworth itself, but it does have a proper pub, The Plough Inn, built in 1720. The Plough like so many country pubs these days has a restaurant to attract customers. But best behave, there are some old stocks nearby that would at one time have been available to deal with anyone who got too rowdy.

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Plough Inn (The) (0.08 miles)

Plough Inn (The)

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Very friendly, family run 18th century Inn with spectacular views. Ideal base for touring/walking Yorkshire Dales, Forest Bowland, Lakes. 9 well-appointed en-suite rooms, ... More
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Maypole Inn (1.57 miles)

Maypole Inn

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The Maypole Inn is a lovely, 1600’s Dales Country Inn with cosy en-suite rooms, open log fires, and lots of character. It is located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, only ... More

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Boars Head (1.67 miles)

Boars Head
The Boars Head Hotel is a lovely old building, built in the 1700's, set in a picturesque little village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Set between Skipton (10 miles) and Settle (4 miles). ... More | visit website
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Eldon Country Hotel (1.75 miles)

Eldon Country Hotel

In 1842 The Country House was built as one of the Grand Vicarages of the Craven Area.It now combines the elegance and charm of Victorian Country House with all the requirements of a modern hotel.Sauna ... More | visit website

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Middle Flass Lodge (2.98 miles)

Middle Flass Lodge
Friendly, welcoming owners in a delightfully located barn conversion. Plenty of beams add to the rustic effect. Pleasantly decorated,comfy rooms with countryside outlook. Blackboards eclectic menu boasts local seasonal choices. Set in beautiful countryside ... More | visit website
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Falcon Manor Hotel (3.67 miles)

Falcon Manor Hotel
Built in 1841, this Grade II listed building has retained many period features, with converted and tastefully furnished interiors creating the warm and friendly atmosphere of a country house hotel. Located on the fringe of the ... More | visit website
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Craven Arms (3.90 miles)

Craven Arms

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The Craven Arms is nestled on the edges of the North Yorkshire Dales. Our family-friendly hotel, pub and restaurant is a great place to visit whilst exploring the beautiful countryside. ... More

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King William The Fourth Guest House (4.12 miles)

King William The Fourth Guest House

Set in the midst of Settle, King William The Fourth Guest House is ideally suited for those wanting to be centrally based and within walking distance of all the local facilities.Having been completely renovated and ... More | visit website

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Harts Head Hotel (4.35 miles)

Harts Head Hotel

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18th Century Country Inn providing excellent service on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Listed in Camra Good Beer Guide for the last 6 years. Great value food. ... More

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Tudor House (5.64 miles)

Tudor House

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Tudor House dates from 1849.It was built as Bell Busk Station, to service the village of Malham, by the North Western Railway Company (a.k.a. “Little North Western”), which was soon ... More

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