Visit Gargrave - the perfect stop-off on the A65

Discover Gargrave

Gargrave is a charming village tucked away in North Yorkshire, not far from the River Aire. With its charming stone houses and beautiful paths winding through fields and woods, it’s a perfect spot for those who enjoy a gentle stroll.

If you’re a fan of walking, Gargrave is on the famous Pennine Way. You don’t have to be an expert walker to enjoy it; there are paths for all levels. Along the way, you might spot some wildlife or wave to boats on the canal.

Fascinating St. Andrew’s Church is a great place to visit. When you get hungry, you’ll find cosy cafes and friendly pubs.

There’s fishing for those who like a relaxing day by the water, and lovely village shops if you want to browse for a gift or two.

Gargrave is a cheerful and inviting place, perfect for a family day out or a peaceful weekend getaway. Why not come and see what makes it so special?

Where to Stay

Sample some of the terrific places to stay in and around Gargrave, below. Whether it’s camping and caravans, amazing lodges, a B&B, Inn or hotel you’re after, this North Yorkshire market town has great examples of all types and styles of accommodation, to suit all tastes and budgets.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

Coniston Cold, Gargrave, BD23 4EA, United Kingdom

The Nook Bank Newton

The Nook Bank Newton, 3 The Nook, Bank Newton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3NU, United Kingdom

The Thack

The Thack, The Thack, The Coniston Country Estate Hotel & Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA, United Kingdom

Squirrel Lodge

Squirrel Lodge, Squirrel Lodge, Milton Park, Marton Road, Gargrave, Skipton, West Yorkshire, BD23 3NN, United Kingdom

Wren Lodge

Wren Lodge, Milton Park, Marton Road, Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3NN, United Kingdom

Otter Lodge

Otter Lodge, Milton Park, Marton Road, Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3NN, United Kingdom

Want to see more detail? Check out hotels in Skipton, holiday cottages in Skipton and B&Bs in the town and surrounding area using these dedicated links. In particular, we recommend the Coniston Hotel.

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Why is Gargrave called Gargrave?

The name may contain Old English gāra in its original meaning of “spear” formed with graf apparently meaning wood, originally meaning “wood from which spear-shafts were cut”.

Where Next?

Gargrave is a terrific gateway into the Yorkshire Dales. Journey to Grassington, HQ of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, nearby, or go a little further “over the tops” on the amazing drive across to Kettlewell. There’s so much to see and do in North Yorkshire, you will need to explore those pages too!