market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England

Grassington [formerly dead link] is a small Wharfedale market town (though often referred to as a 'village') in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the English county of North Yorkshire (historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire). As the main residential and commercial centre in Upper Wharfedale, Grassington serves as one ideal base from which to explore the Dales. The cobbled main square and market place, together with the stone built houses of the town, make it a 'picture postcard' Dales destination.

Main Street, Grassington

Get inEdit

Grassington is located 8 miles north of Skipton on the B6265. There are hourly buses from Skipton seven days a week (services 72 and 872), plus less frequent services from Buckden and Ilkley (daily), and York (Summer Sundays only). See [1] for bus service information.

Get aroundEdit

As Grassington is a small town, you can walk everywhere.


Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Information Centre, Colvend, Hebden Road, tel +44 1756 751699, open Mo-Th 8.30am-5pm, Fr 8.30am-4.30pm - one of two main information centres within the National Park is located in Grassington

  • Upper Wharfdale Folk Museum, the Square, +44 1756 752801. Exhibits of lead mining, minerals, craft tools, lathes, Dales farming, period costumes, folklore and the days of the railway recalled. World War 2 memorabilia also features.

Further afieldEdit

  • Kilnsey Crag - situated just off the western edge of the B6160 about 3 miles north of Grassington at Kilnsey is the impressive limestone rock formation of Kilnsey Crag, approximately 170 ft high with an overhang of 40 ft


  • Take a hike in the Dales around the town - Buckden Pike is a good destination with great views...





There is a good selection of hotels, inns and B&B in the area.

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