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The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) forms the south eastern part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Sitting between Wharfedale and Harrogate, the AONB contains some of the most beautiful countryside Yorkshire has to offer.

The landscape and valleys have been moulded down the centuries by the practices of agriculture, mining, quarrying, textiles and water provision as well as the formidable power of the pre-dissolution monasteries.

The result is a complex historic environment with a great variety of man-made landscape features to complement the natural landmarks which already give the area such character.

What makes up the Nidderdale AONB

Whilst the central feature is the long, majestic dale of the River Nidd, the AONB stretches far beyond the valley of Nidderdale and its central town of Pateley Bridge.

The western side is a remote and wild gritstone landscape with heather moorland that is important for wildlife and home to some of the most famous grouse shoots in the country.

In contrast the eastern part of the AONB features a softer, more pastoral landscape with rolling farmland, traditional hay meadows rich in wildlife and sheltered river valleys.

This part of the AONB is scattered with historic parks and gardens such as Hackfall Woods and Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage Site.

To the south is the Washburn Valley with four beautiful yet distinctive reservoirs and picturesque stone built villages.

Best of Nidderdale AONB

Bank Villa Guest House

Bank Villa Guest House is a beautiful listed Georgian property on the road into Masham. Charm, character and comfort are the hallmarks of our business. You're guaranteed a warm welcome, comfortable individually styled room and fantastic breakfast. UPDATE: We have closed one of the upstairs bedrooms with separate facilities so welcome a maximum of 4 couples at any time. Bedrooms have a 24h fallow period to allow airing, and extra attention paid to cleaning measures...

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West Leas Holiday Cottages

Six self catering cottages on a small farm looking out over the Yorkshire Dales. Located along a quiet farm...

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Timble Cottages

2 luxury self contained cottages in the village of Timble - situated in an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’...

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The Timble Inn

The Timble Inn, hidden away in the picturesque village of Timble and nestling in the beautiful Washburn Valley, is...

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The Station Hotel

The Station Hotel is situated in the beautiful Nidderdale village of Birstwith, just 5 miles from Harrogate. Our location...

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The Sawley Arms, Country pub with rooms.

We are a traditional English country inn priding ourselves on serving freshly cooked and locally sourced food, combined with...

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The Firs - B&B with Tea Rooms

The Firs Bed & Breakfast is found in the village of Summerbridge in the beautiful area of Nidderdale. We...

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Mallard Grange

Relaxed and welcoming, Mallard Grange is a 16th Century farmhouse Bed & Breakfast brimming with character in beautiful countryside...

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Swinton Park Hotel

A luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, with fine dining, cookery school, spa and extensive grounds. Owned by...

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