Pateley Bridge is a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a wine shop, everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s.
Further afield is the grand Victorian spa town of Harrogate, which is regularly listed as the best place to live in the UK. The truly gorgeous Yorkshire town effortlessly combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. And the Duchy suburb is well known as being one of the most desirable postcodes in town.
Best known for its antiques and fine art, Harrogate has antique dealers and galleries around every corner, particularly around the Montpellier Quarter. If buying old paintings and furniture isn't your bag there are a host of other reasons to part with your cash in Harrogate. High fashion outlets nestle alongside lavish interior boutiques, punctuated with enough fine restaurants and cafes to keep you fuelled for weeks.
A visit to Betty's Tearooms is a must and if you have time we highly recommend a session at the famous Turkish Baths. Rejuvenate spirit and soul after a day on the town. If you're travelling with children, Harrogate is famous for its outdoor space with lots of parkland and greenery everywhere including the Valley Gardens.
The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (10 miles) are also a fantastic option for a good day out. Guests, both young and old, may also like to visit other picturesque attractions such as the National Trust''s unique Brimham Rocks (3.5 miles) or Ripley Castle and Gardens (9 miles).
We highly recommend a day trip to gorgeous Ilkley (13.5 miles) combined with a visit to Bolton Abbey, 12.5 miles away.
The ancient walled City of York is 31 miles away and well worth the journey as there is plenty to see and do, such as the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Shambles (a labyrinth of cobbled streets packed with shops and eateries) and York Minster Cathedral.