Thursday, 2 November 2017

Grassington


Grassington is the main residential and tourist centre in Upper Wharfedale. It is centred around a cobbled square, and once had the status of a market town, with a market continuing until about 1860. It grew important owing to lead mining on the moors above the town, and once a railway was built to nearby Threshfield, it opened up the area to visitors. Now there are shops, hotels and cafés, catering for tourists and walkers. It's usually very busy and maddeningly (for a photographer!) full of cars. It holds a number of themed events and festivals during the year, including a Dickensian Christmas Festival, which pulls in the crowds. 




5 comments:

  1. Whatever time did you get up to find the streets of Grassington so deserted?

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  2. Ah, it's only the centre that gets busy. The bottom two pics are backstreets where only the locals venture.

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  3. You were lucky then to not have a lot of cars in your pics!

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  4. Beautiful post, Jenny! Grassington is one of my favourite villages.

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