72 Skipton – Grassington

Skipton – Grassington

This delightful route goes deep into the Yorkshire Dales National Park through beautiful North Yorkshire countryside


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No. of Attractions:

4 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

30 minutes

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Starting point:

Skipton Bus Station

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Journey fact:

In the winter Grassington holds the Dickensian Festival, with period costumes, Christmas activities

Journey Overview

This delightful route goes deep into the Yorkshire Dales National Park through beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. It starts in Skipton, a fascinating town with an iconic cathedral, copious independent shops and a famous market. The journey lasts half an hour, but it’s still worth getting off en route at the Devonshire Arms Inn in Cracoe for a bite to eat, which also has a wood-burning fires and candlelit meals by night.

Grassington is a delightful place with a bustling cobbled market square and a range of independent shops, art galleries, crafts and open studios, as well as the Grassington Folk Museum. It’s a market town set against a backdrop of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Gateway to the 72 – By train to Skipton. www.nationalrail.co.uk

Alternatively by Megabus direct to Leeds from London, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and many major towns and cities across the UK. Then, by train to Skipton.

A Fab Day Out!

The 72 bus is a popular route for tourists and locals alike, connecting the charming town of Skipton to the picturesque village of Grassington. Along the way, there are several must-see destinations that are worth exploring. Starting in Skipton, customers can explore the historic Skipton Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England. The town is also known for its bustling market, which takes place four days a week and offers a range of locally produced goods, including fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and antiques.

Heading north, the first recommended stop off is in Hetton, a picturesque village known for its lovely countryside and excellent pubs. Customers can take a leisurely walk along the River Skirfare or explore the local brewery, which produces a range of award-winning beers. The next recommended stop is the Devonshire Arms, a luxury hotel and spa located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel offers a range of amenities, including a Michelin-starred restaurant, a state-of-the-art spa, and stunning views of thesurrounding countryside.

Back on the bus, the next stop is Linton, a charming village located on the banks of the River Wharfe. It’s worth checking out the picturesque stone bridges that cross the river or enjoy a pint in one of the local pubs. The next suggested destination is Threshfield, a small village located just outside Grassington. Customers can see the lovely nearby limestone pavements, which are home to a range of unique plant and animal species, or visit the local nature reserve, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Finally, the 72 bus arrives at its destination, Grassington, which is a picturesque village is known for its cobbled streets, traditional stone buildings, and stunning views of the surrounding hills. There’s plenty of lovely local shops and cafes to devour and maybe take a leisurely stroll along the River Wharfe, or visit the Grassington Folk Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the local area.

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Skipton Castle




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