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Giggleswick

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County - North Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01729 | code search
Postcode: BD24 | code search
Population: 1400
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Birthplace of:
Henry Maudsley
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Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

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Black Horse Hotel
"Great place to stay.Try the steak & ale pie.See you soon.Whats the name of the golf course near by?

Date visited: week after Easter 2012 ..." More

Black Horse Hotel
"We had a meal there today .for dad.s 80th bday. What can we say ? Thankyou you to family and staff.had a fab day . What a place.nothing can be ..." More

Black Horse Hotel
"Stumbled on this place just at opening time & we were made to feel very,very welcome. So much so we went back at a later date & were made equally ..." More

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Giggleswick in North Yorkshire is an ancient village and a lovely one, settled thanks to its geographical advantages – it lies at a relatively easy place to cross the Pennines, safer too than the moors to the north and what used to be much marshier ground to the south. It also offered a ford across the Ribble. In the Domesday Book it was noted as Giggelesvvic, that is the place belonging to Giggel or Gikel, a Saxon name. When St Alkelda’s church was restored towards the end of the 19th century the remains of a Norman church were discovered with elements of Saxon stonework incorporated in it. The current church of St Alkelda (a Saxon princess martyred by the Danes for her faith – they strangled her) was built in early Tudor times, and is rather imposing for what is now a village of 1,410 residents, but then Giggleswick was once a market town. As Settle grew over the other side of the Ribble so Giggleswick became less commercially significant. Giggleswick is best known for its public school, rooted in a Grammar School founded in 1512, and the school can claim to be one of the oldest public schools in the country. The School Chapel is a distinctive structure with a copper dome, built through the generosity of one Walter Morrison, marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Described by some as magnificent it is certainly intriguing, requiring little imagination to turn it into a spacecraft in a Flash Gordon film. The village itself has retained a wonderful rustic charm, with mullioned windows and carved lintels in many of the old cottages, little stone bridges and a market cross. And beyond the village there is also much to visit: most notably Giggleswick Scar, the long limestone cliffs that can be seen alongside the A65, with the great hills of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough to the north of the settlement.

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Black Horse Hotel
Craven Arms
Harts Head Inn

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Giggleswick Primary School
Giggleswick School

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Craven Arms (0.43 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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Harts Head Hotel (0.53 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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Falcon Manor Hotel (0.60 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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King William The Fourth Guest House (0.82 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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The Craven Heifer (2.50 miles)

The Craven Heifer
Set in the wonderful, quintessential chocolate box village of Stainforth, in the heart of the north Yorkshire Dales, the Craven Heifer Hotel is in an excellent location both for visitors enjoying a day out or ... More | visit website
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Maypole Inn (3.45 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 (3.67 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 (3.74 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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Dalesbridge House (3.80 miles)

Dalesbridge House

Dalesbridge House is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland. A warm welcome awaits you and our comfortable rooms have wonderful views over the surrounding fields and fells. ... More | visit website

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Dalesbridge B&B (3.80 miles)

Dalesbridge B&B
Dalesbridge House is available for let either on a sole use, self-catering basis or as individual B&B rooms. With accommodation for up to 15 people, there is plenty of room for groups wishing to stay ... More | visit website

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