If you would like to have a day out from Harrogate or if you’re visiting Harrogate and want to take in some local attractions, Pateley Bridge certainly comes recommended. This is a charming little town in the Yorkshire Dales, with plenty to see and do for families, couples and just about anybody.
Pateley Bridge is in the heart of Nidderdale in stunning Yorkshire countryside. It offers plenty of places to stay in B&Bs and other accommodation, from which you can explore the natural beauty of the district and throw yourself into the things to do in Pateley Bridge and the surrounding area.
If you’re a history lover then there is plenty to enjoy. Perhaps you should start at the Nidderdale Museum, which is based in an old Victorian workhouse. It houses a replica cobbler’s shop, school room and various artefacts, showing was life was like in this part of the world in years gone by.
For agricultural attractions you should visit in September, when the annual Pateley Bridge Show is held. This is a big local attraction and offers plenty of stalls, marquees and more for you to enjoy.
But it’s perhaps the natural wonders around Pateley Bridge that are the most impressive local features. These are certainly big enough attractions to bring in countless walkers and cyclists every year. Local landscapes are famous for their surreal beauty, and spots such as Brimham Rocks, Stump Cross Caverns and How Stean Gorge are some of the most popular.
Fountains Abbey is another big pull for visitors to the Pateley Bridge area. The ruins of this 12th century monastic abbey are still truly amazing to behold, as are the beautifully manicured gardens and the newer buildings on the estate. This is a great place to visit for a day out and a must if you are in the Pateley Bridge area.
So from historic village to stunning countryside and wondrous attractions, there really is something for everyone in Pateley Bridge.