Grassington is one of the best loved of the many delightful small towns and picturesque villages in the Yorkshire Dales and is fast becoming a destination village due to its attractive location on the river Wharfe surrounded by beautiful open countryside.
Amongst the quaint streets there are numerous places to eat, drink, and take in the atmosphere of this delightful community. The charming cobbled square in the centre is surrounded by family owned shops offering quality foods, arts, crafts and gifts making it a perfect location for eating, pottering, people watching or strolling through the narrow cobbled streets. Catch your breath in a cosy café or have lunch in a traditional pub or family-owned restaurant or simply relax by the river.
Not by accident is Grassington one of Wharfedale's most popular villages and a convenient walking base for exploring Wharfedale and Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is a haven for outdoor pursuits including horse riding, fly fishing on the River Wharfe and of course moorland and riverside walking, while the nearby show caves of Stump Cross Caverns offer underground adventure.
For the last two weeks of June each year, Grassington comes alive in a myriad of colours and creativity as artists, bands, art enthusiasts and local people collaborate to entertain and inspire with unusual and unique performances, from dance to street theatre, workshops, talks, walks and creative challenges. Held in and around the Yorkshire Dales village, the Grassington Festival also runs a variety of workshops such as poetry classes, encouraging people to learn and improve their own skills, in addition to enjoying world class entertainment.