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Tel code: 01748 | code search
Postcode: HG5 | code search
Population: 300
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Guy Fawkes Arms
"my wife and myself plus 3 other couples visited the guy fawkes arms on the saturday night.we were warmly welcomed and we were pleased with the whole atmosphere the staff ..." More

The Countryman's Inn
"The food was good, location beautiful. Our room was dirty, the bathroom especially. The sink had a huge crack and a hole in it which been repaired with araldite. ..." More

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The tiny village of Scotton (with a population of just 283 at the 2001 census) sits a couple of miles north west of Knaresborough, easy to access from junction 47 of the A1(M). Scotton makes a good base for trips to Harrogate and Knaresborough, and the route to York is an easy one too. The river Nidd runs to the south of the village, and there are some beautiful woodland paths that take the walker along its banks. Near the old flax mill there is an impressive weir to add interest to a stroll in the countryside. The Nidd is a healthy river, providing those in search of sport with the opportunity in season to catch trout, grayling, barbel and pike, as well as smaller coarse species. Scotton’s great claim to fame is its links to Guy Fawkes. The York-born conspirator spent some of his boyhood in the village after his widowed mother remarried the delightfully named Dionis Bainbridge, a Catholic. Guy Fawkes may well have married in Scotton – there is an ongoing historical debate about this – the lady being named as Maria Pulleyn, believed to be related to the one-time owners of Scotton Hall. The village has the Guy Fawkes Arms pub in memory of the gunpowder plotter, and he is honoured by the village tradition on bonfire night, when there are fireworks and a great fire, but no guy atop the blaze.

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Elmfields Country House (2.04 miles)

Elmfields Country House

Situated in the heart of Wensleydale, this 4-star family-run guest house provides the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful surroundings of the North Yorkshire Dales. Based in Arrathorne, adjacent to James Herriot Country and ... More | visit website

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Bridge House Hotel (3.26 miles)

Bridge House Hotel

A traditional, family-owned hotel, ideally located between the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales National Parks. Recently refurbished, we offer a friendly, dedicated service to commercial and leisure customers alike. Set in attractive gardens on the banks ... More | visit website

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River View B&B (3.37 miles)

River View B&B
Nestled in the heart of stunning scenery, overlooking the river Swale and waterfall, and its Castle within touching distance, River View offers a unique starting point to discover the quaint market town of Richmond.

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Bridgedown House Bed and Breakfast (3.42 miles)

Bridgedown House Bed and Breakfast

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Welcome to our Lovely home The Bridgedown House Bed & Breakfast. We offer a variety of rooms and services to ensure that your every need is met and that your ... More

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The Castle House (3.43 miles)

The Castle House
Situated in one of the most stunning parts of Richmond overlooking the historic town square, The Castle House offers a warm welcome and high quality accommodation, just a short stroll from the many restaurants, eateries, ... More | visit website
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Castle Tavern (3.50 miles)

Castle Tavern
The Castle Tavern has recently undergone a total refurbishment and we would be pleased to give you a warm welcome to our bar and restaurant. The Castle Tavern is a traditional public house located in the heart ... More | visit website
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Greyhound Inn (3.50 miles)

Greyhound Inn
A true warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome awaits you at the Greyhound situated in the village of Hackforth on the main road between Crakehall and Ctterick. The Greyhound was originally built in the early 1700s ... More | visit website
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Kings Head Hotel (3.52 miles)

Kings Head Hotel

Overlooking Richmond's cobbled market square, and the Norman castle, this charming Georgian hotel full of character and warmth is only 4 miles from the A1. Offering an excellent and newly-furnished restaurant, an exciting new menu and ... More | visit website

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Buck Hotel Guest House (3.59 miles)

Buck Hotel Guest House

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Located in the heart of Richmond, this small hotel is well-situated for exploring the beautiful scenery and features of the town. The Buck Hotel Guest House was built in 1800, and for ... More


The Queen's Head (3.81 miles)

The Queen
A traditional country inn with stunning views of Lower Wensleydale. The Inn is perfectly situated approximately six miles from Bedale, Leyburn and Catterick Garrison, ideal for exploring the Dales, and offers a high ... More

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