Huge congratulations go to Pateley Bridge who have just won Village of the Year at the Great British High Street Awards 2016. We have taken a closer look at this picturesque Nidderdale village and some of the reasons to pay it a visit! Take a look at our collection of Pateley Bridge Holiday Cottages.
#01 The Nidderdale Way
The circular 53 mile Nidderdale Way starts and finishes at Pateley Bridge and showcases the stunning landscapes of the Nidd valley (An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Highlights along the route include Brimham Rocks and Ripley Castle.
#02 The Oldest Sweetshop in England
This classic sweet shop has been a fixture in Pateley Bridge since 1827. It even holds the official Guinness world record as the oldest shop of its kind in England. Many of their classic confectionery recipes date all the way back to the 19th century and are made the old-fashioned way in copper pans. You’ll find lots of retro favourites in traditional sweet jars along with chocolates and American candies.
#03 The Nidderdale Museum
Housed in The Old Workhouse, the museum includes 11 rooms of exhibits which explore the fascinating past of the Dales. Highlights include a Victorian Parlour, School Room, and Court House where you can see how justice was served up in the past. It’s an interesting and educational day out for families with a glimpse into just how much things have changed in the last century.
#04 King Street Workshops
Also housed in The Old Workshop you will find the King Street Workshops. These individual studios and shops are home to a variety of artists, designers, and local craftspeople – many of who have been inspired by the Yorkshire Dales. Items available to purchase include handmade jewellery, fine art, millenary, ceramics and sculpture.
#05 The Fabulous High Street
The high street has a great selection of tea rooms, award-winning butchers and independent shops. It is quintessentially British (you will regularly see Union Jack Bunting hung overhead) and has lots of lovely courtyards to explore.
The village has a riverside setting (perfect for a little amble) and there is lots of green space (including a park bandstand which regularly has music in the summer). Perfect for sitting down for a moment to watch the world go by.
#06 Great events throughout the year
There is a great community feel to Pateley Bridge and this can definitely be seen at a variety of events throughout the year. Every July the village is transported back to the 1940s with a commemorative weekend – think vintage outfits, vehicles, music and dancing!
In September you can attend the Nidderdale Show with a variety of displays and stalls. The Pateley Bridge Walking Festival (also in September) is a great chance to discover some of the best walking routes in the area.
#07 The Yorke Arms
This 18th century coaching inn has been transformed by acclaimed chef, Frances Aitkens into one of the finest restaurants in Yorkshire. The Yorke Arms was originally awarded a Michelin Star in 2003 and has retained this ever since. The restaurant use the finest local and seasonal ingredients to create stylish, innovative and (most importantly) delicious dishes that will definitely leave a lasting memory.
Gorgeous Cottages near Pateley Bridge
This character cottage is 230 years old and has lots of original features such as chunky beams and thick stone walls. Find out more.
A charming holiday cottage that is set all on one level making it ideal for anyone with reduced mobility. It also comes with its own Swedish Sauna! Find out more.
Take a look at our full range of Pateley Bridge Holiday Cottages.
Let us know what your favourite thing about Pateley Bridge is! As always for advice on where to stay give the team a call on 01642 263 249.