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Local Attractions

"There is some peculiar magic about Swaledale that attracts one in an irrestible way"  A.J. Brown

Thwaitedale Cottages makes a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views, local attractions and many local walks from the doorstep, whatever the season.

Le Tour Grand Départ 2014 Route Bring your bike and follow the Stage 1 route, or take a trip with

Walk from Keld and Muker around Kisdon Hill, which is renowned for the views of the river Swale as it twists and turns along the valley. 'Swale' is Old English for 'The wild one'.

Hawes is a typical Northern Dales market town made famous for its Wensleydale Cheese and celebrated at the Wensleydale Creamery Museum. Here you can also visit the Dales Museum and visitors centre. Market Day is Tuesday.

Picturesque Reeth has the Swaledale Museum, Silver St Studios, Garden Pottery  as well as cafes & pubs. Market day is Friday.

Kendal and the Lake District are less than one hour away.

The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes through Thwaite and the Coast to Coast Walk with its Nine Standards passes nearby. Follow them both for a while as they meander through this delightful part of their route. 

Wainwath Falls at Keld and Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale are one of many great picnic spots!

The Forbidden Corner in Wensleydale is well worth a visit, as is Bolton Castle and Thorp Perrow Gardens.

The market town of Richmond with its Castle, Georgian Theatre and Station with cinema, shops, cafe and art gallery makes a great visit, as does Masham with its Black Sheep Brewery Centre, market, steam engine and fair organ rallies as well as sheep fairs.