Bainbridge, Wensleydale: Location & Attractions

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Map & Directions to Riverside B & B, Bainbridge, Wensleydale


Bainbridge is Sat Nav safe (it depends on the Sat Nav) our postcode is DL8 3EH and our full address is:

Riverside B and B,
High Mill Cottage,
North Yorkshire

When you arrive in Bainbridge please look out for the bridge. Next to it you will see a Butchers Shop. We are located on top of that shop, but you will find our entrance and car park around the back of the property.

For the traditionalists

From the A1:
Leave the A1 at Leeming Bar and take the A684 through Bedale and on to Leyburn. At Leyburn, continue on A684 (left at roundabout by the Bolton Arms) signposted to Hawes, passing through the villages of Wensley, West Witton, Swinithwaite, Aysgarth and Worton before arriving at Bainbridge.

From the M6:
Leave the M6 at junction 37 (Kendal) and take A684 eastwards through Sedbergh, Garsdale, Hawes and on to Bainbridge.

Find us on Google Maps, just type in Riverside Bed and Breakfast Bainbridge in your Google search.

In and around Bainbridge in Wensleydale

External view of The Old Hall Bed and Breakfast, Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales

Riverside B&B is situated in High Mill by the bridge overlooking the waterfall in (Old) Bainbridge on the shortest river in England - the River Bain. Enjoy the tranquillity but watch out for the milk trucks on the Bridge, and pick up the morning paper from Metcalfes garage, overlooked by the site of the Roman Fort...

 View from one of the bedrooms towards the village greens in Bainbridge, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

... then back past the excellent CornMill tea room - make sure you try some of their delicious homemade cakes - past the butchers - 'Gadges' sausages are to die for - and you'll probably find it the most entertaining butchers shop you've ever seen (batteries not included).

Then at the other end of the village, for drinks there is the Rose & Crown Hotel with bar snacks and a restaurant. Day fishing permits are available from The Rose and Crown courtesy of the Wensleydale Angling Association with additional course fishing at nearby Semerwater Lake, day permits from the farm.

  • For the 'kids' there's a playground on the village green and for mom & dad - it's visible from the tables outside the pub.
    The 'stocks' might also come in useful, located on the main green where the Historic Horn was employed.
  • Bainbridge is ideally situated for walkers and Mtb'rs/cyclists, within easy reach of many public footpaths and bridleways including a 7 km ancient Roman road, a must downhill for mtb'ers.


Other local places of interest and things to see and do

For a change of scene there is the village of Askrigg one and a half miles away where the pleasures of The Crown Inn, The White Rose and The Kings Head, made famous in the All Creatures Great and Small television series, await you.

Continue on through the village to Redmire to find the magnificent Bolton Castle. Then you can take the kids on a trip to The Forbidden Corner if they've got the bottle and promise them a bedtime Dalesfolk story, they'll be desperate to get to bed and love you for it - you'll enjoy 'em too. Remember to print them out before you leave.

A visit to Raydale Preserves at nearby Stalling Busk is a must and check out their Raydale Rambles.

The excellent market town of Hawes is 4 miles to the West with various pubs, Elijah Allens Deli, an Indian take-away and Reg's excellent fish and chip shop. Market day is Tuesday and there you will also find the Dales Countryside Museum, Carriage Rides, a working Ropeworks, the famous Wensleydale Creamery the home of Wensleydale Cheese, and round the corner Gayle Mill.

In the opposite direction 5 miles towards Leyburn cascading through Freeholders Wood run the spectacular Aysgarth Falls.

For the walkers who've ditched the car but want to see the whole Dale and then some, try The Wensleydale Explorer Bus, if you have one you can use your All-England bus freebie, or just to get around there's the Dales Bus.

The 'Chippy' van visits Bainbridge every Wednesday between 1700 and 1800 hrs and is highly recommended, especially washed down with a glass or two of Chardonnay.


Useful Links

We include here links to some other web sites (in no particular order) which you might find useful when planning a holiday or short break in the Yorkshire Dales. Each link opens in a new browser window so that you can easily return to this page. Please note that we accept no responsibility for the content of these external web sites.

The Yorkshire Dales
information from Eagle Intermedia

The Yorkshire Dales
information from Daelnet

W R Outhwaite & Son, Hawes Ropemakers
See ropes being made the traditional way.

Wensleydale Creamery
See Wensleydale Cheese being made and visit their shop and café.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
The village of Bainbridge is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Their website offers lots of local information.

Kettlewell aka Knapeley in the film Calendar Girls
The film of 2003, featuring a cast of British actresses - including Dame Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton and Annette Crosbie - as the women who appeared in the "Alternative W.I. Calendar", was filmed in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The real village of Kettlewell was the location for Knapeley in the film.

Why not take a day trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle or Wensleydale Railways?

Swaledale Woollens
Go 'over the top' into Muker in Swaledale and see their range of high quality hand and machine knitted garments.