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Population: 450
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Rose & Crown Hotel
"I really do not know, how this place is staying open, with him behind the bar. We did not sample the food as we could not wait to escape. ..." More

Rose & Crown Hotel
"I have read the very scathing reviews of the Rose and Crown. I have to say, we paid £110 for 2 people for nights B&B and it was just fine. ..." More

Rose & Crown Hotel
"How unfortunate that this hotel is located in such a wonderful village with such great scenery; the whole experience was truly awful, from the microwaved food we had in the ..." More

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The little village of Bainbridge sits just three miles from Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, easy to reach as it is on the A684 that joins the M6 in the west and the A1 in the east. Askrigg, which in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small served as Darrowby, is located less than two miles to the north-east. Bainbridge was too small to have a church, but it was a great Quaker centre in the early days of that movement, and has a Meeting House of the solid simplicity that would be expected. The grey stone cottages are picturesque, and the Bain, supposedly Englandís shortest river, drops down to the village from Semer Water to the south. In the village there is a two-tier weir that looks perilously close to some of the houses. The village green is extensive and of an indeterminate shape, and comes complete with seats and shady trees if you are in a contemplative mood, and stocks that would once have served for the more argumentative. There are the remains of a Roman fort, Verosidum, a very short stroll from the village on Brough Hill, and the Romans left a road here too, now a green route loved by walkers and mountain-bikers. For those who enjoy living history Bainbridge retains a quaint custom, these days a charming reminder of times past, but once of practical value to those out in the fields and on the hills nearby. Every night as the darkness gathers, between the end of September and Shrove Tuesday, one of the village worthies grasps an ox horn from its peg in the Rose and Crown by the village green and blows three times. In Norman times this would have called the shepherds back to the village, and guided any travellers still on the road to safe lodgings there.

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Stoney End (0.45 miles)

Stoney End
Situated in a quiet backwater away from the hustle and bustle of daily life Stoney End is a Grade 2 Listed Building dating back to the seventeenth century, originally providing a barn for the neighbouring ... More | visit website
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Stone House Hotel (3.40 miles)

Stone House Hotel

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The Stone House Hotel is a fine country house superbly located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its stunning location together with quality accommodation and delicious food ... More

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White Hart Inn (3.80 miles)

White Hart Inn

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The White Hart is friendly, family run Traditional Country Inn situated in the heart of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire dales National Park. Hawes is one of Englands highest Market towns ... More

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Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel (3.99 miles)

Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel
Set in magnificent countryside near the market town of Hawes in Upper Wensleydale, Simonstone Hall has spectacular views over the dale. Some of our rooms have four poster or french Sleigh Beds and all ... More | visit website
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George & Dragon Inn (4.49 miles)

George & Dragon Inn
This 17th Century Coaching Inn is perfectly located for exploring Wensleydale and touring far and wide around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. John and Collette will give you a warm welcome serving real local ales ... More | visit website
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Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale (4.63 miles)

Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale
The Wheatsheaf is a core part of community life and is well supported and much appreciated by a strong local trade. Add to this our excellent all-ensuite accommodation and you begin to build a picture of ... More | visit website
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Rowleth End (4.99 miles)

Rowleth End

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Relax in style at this 1920s residence in the heart of Upper Swaledale. Rowleth End is a 1920’s Art Deco styled residence of grace and charm. Each of its ... More

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Aysgarth Falls Hotel (4.99 miles)

Aysgarth Falls Hotel
The Aysgarth Falls Hotel is situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and set in five acres of grounds that sit above the famous Aysgarth Falls in the heart of Wensleydale. The hotel itself ... More | visit website
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Thorney Mire Barn (5.08 miles)

Thorney Mire Barn
Thorney Mire Barn is an award winning Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Visit England has awarded us 5 Stars and their prestigious Gold Award. We have 3 ... More | visit website
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Swaledale Cottages (7.31 miles)

Swaledale Cottages
Three traditional comfortable cosy cottages, all of them different. Set in the most spectacular of Dales, Swaledale, with its historic castle and cobbled streets in Richmond. Villages with cosy tearooms where you can ... More | visit website

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