The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World

, in Pateley Bridge

Address: 39 High Street, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5JZ

Phone: +44 01423 712371


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No visit to the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to the Oldest Sweet Shop in England at Pateley Bridge for a truly magical and memorable experience.

Officially the Oldest Sweet Shop in the world as validated by Guinness World Records in its publication in 2014.    

Row upon row of glass jars filled with handmade traditional sweets weighed out by the quarter of a pound into old fashioned scales. Smell the aroma of sweets as you marvel at the old building dating back to the 1600’s with its original features, fixtures and fittings.  

The family run business has traded since 1827 and the owners are proud of the heritage & with that comes an unrivalled knowledge of sweets. 

Featured on numerous TV & radio programmes as well as newspapers & magazines this has been described as a ‘National Treasure’. 

From wide eyed children to nostalgic adults all go away with a wonderful memory and a big smile on their face and of course – paper bags full of sweets! 

If you can’t visit, you can still experience top quality sweets and chocolates by visiting the shop’s website

Related Accommodation

The accommodation below is nearby - and has been updated recently.

Rivulet Cottage

26, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JU, United Kingdom

Clackgill Cottage

In Moor Lane, Middlesmoor, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5ST

Roslyn House

9 King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT, UK

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The visitor attractions below are nearby.

Nidderdale Plus – Pateley Bridge Tourist Information Centre

Station Square, King Street, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5AT

Nidderdale Museum

The Old Workhouse King Street Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE