Pateley Bridge lies on the River Nidd within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the historic Borough of Harrogate. Nestled in the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by breathing taking countryside views, this hidden gem is full of charm and steeped in history.
On the High Street, beautiful architecture dating back to the 1600s is home to cafes, pubs and friendly local shops as well as the Oldest Sweet Shop in England. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, a large town park, primary and secondary schools, a leisure centre and even a local museum. The town’s showground hosts the annual Nidderdale Show, one of the country’s foremost agricultural shows, attracting 15,000 visitors each year.
The town offers the best of countryside living within close reach of the chic shops, cafés and nightlife of Harrogate only 14 miles away. Stunning scenery surrounds the town and there is easy access to walks along the Nidderdale Way, a 53-mile-long circular route which follows the river to Scar House Reservoir. There is a plethora of local beauty spots and outdoor activities in close reach including The National Trust’s Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, all within ten miles. Just a few miles west, Stump Cross Caverns, an ancient cave formation and Troller’s Gill, a limestone gorge, are perfect for a day’s exploring.
Quaint Pateley Bridge has so much to offer that it is not surprising that, in the last four years, it has featured twice in the Sunday Times’ Best Place to Live in Northern England.