Pateley Bridge is an attractive little market town on the River Nidd. It is situated in the heart of a landscape designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and is a good base from which to explore the attractions of Nidderdale.
The town is set around a steep hill, and in the high street are interesting small shops and tea-rooms. Here you will find the oldest sweet shop in Britain. Pateley Bridge is also the home of the Nidderdale Museum (housed in the former workhouse).
There is a farmers market on the fourth Sunday of each month.
With its marvellous summer floral displays, Pateley Bridge has twice won the Britain in Bloom competition.
See our Pateley Bridge Photo Gallery.OS grid reference SE 155 655
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The many attractions within a short distance from Pateley Bridge include How Stean Gorge, Stump Cross Caverns, Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey.
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