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Postcode: BD23 | code search
Population: 120
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Red Lion Hotel
"My visit to Skipton, was a relaxed and wonderfull day. I only came into the Red lion for Tea, however found the atmosphere very freindly, almost like a second home ..." More

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Burnsall is undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, particularly noted for the beauty of its riverside setting, and of the bridge spanning the Wharfe there. For a settlement with a population of just 112 at the last census the village has a lot to recommend it to the visitor, not least its setting nestling in the fells, Burnsall Fell itself rising to 1,661 feet. Even before there was a bridge in the place there was probably a ferry to get travellers across the Wharfe, and an inn to lodge and restore them. The Red Lion is a nice mixture of styles, from the 16th century onwards, but even older are the cellars, said to date from the 12th century, and to be haunted by a poltergeist. The Church of St Wilfrid is equally ancient, and equally eclectic, with a pretty lych-gate. Indeed in the churchyard are some hog-back gravestones thought to be 10th century. The main building is perpendicular in style, largely 13th century, though the font is from the 11th. It was restored in the mid-Victorian era. The village’s most famous resident was Sir William Craven (actually born in Appletreewick a mile away), whose Dick Whittington life story saw him rise from poverty to being made Lord Mayor of London in 1611, returning to lavish his wealth on projects like the improvement of the church and the bridge, and the endowment of the Grammar School (now the primary school). Burnsall is a destination in itself, made for quiet contemplation, but for those with itchy feet there are plenty of attractions nearby: Bolton Abbey, Parcevall Hall gardens, Skipton, the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, and Stump Cross Caverns are all within a few miles.


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Red Lion Hotel (0.24 miles)

Red Lion Hotel

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Originally a sixteenth century Ferryman's inn, the Red Lion at Burnsall is open for accommodation and meals throughout the year. We offer superb food, fine wines and real ale. The main ... More

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Devonshire Fell Hotel (0.42 miles)

Devonshire Fell Hotel

The Devonshire Fell is a boutique hotel set in an enviable location among beautiful scenery, with stunning views across the River Wharfe, Yorkshire Dales and the village of Burnsall. While stying at The Devonshire Fell you ... More | visit website

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Linton Laithe (2.18 miles)

Linton Laithe

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Linton Laithe Bed and Breakfast is part of Grange Farm in the centre of Linton - in - Craven, which is the home of Jonny, Shirley and Pat Metcalfe and ... More

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Knowles Lodge (2.26 miles)

Knowles Lodge

Knowles Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Wharfedale, between Appletreewick and Barden. A family house built in 1938, lovingly restored and refurbished this magnificent Canadian-style ranch house is a stylish, ... More | visit website

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Grassington House Hotel (2.31 miles)

Grassington House Hotel

The Georgian Grassington House is one of the town’s most notable historic buildings and was inhabited by distinguished local families before being converted into a hotel in the early 1900s. The elegant architecture, combined with ... More | visit website

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Grove House (2.36 miles)

Grove House
A warm welcome is guaranteed at Grove House, an 18th Century, family run Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the village of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With twin, four poster and ... More | visit website
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Grassington Lodge (2.39 miles)

Grassington Lodge
Grassington Lodge is an award winning contemporary guest house, which offers stylish and luxurious accommodation in a quiet setting but only a 100 yards from the centre of Grassington, the capital village of Upper Wharfedale. ... More | visit website
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Scar Croft (2.46 miles)

Scar Croft

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Our family home is in a quiet location in the busy village of Grassington, but is just two minutes walk from the village square. There are two rooms available one ... More

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Ling House Bed and Breakfast (2.86 miles)

Ling House Bed and Breakfast
Historical Ling House is nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the village of Threshfield. Just a 20 minute walk from the village of Grassington and close by to the Dales ... More | visit website
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Gamekeeper's Inn (3.82 miles)


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This friendly freehouse inn, formerly a gamekeeper’s cottage, is superbly located at Long Ashes Park in the heart of Wharfedale, perfect for exploring the ... More

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