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For a tiny village - its population is only 120 - Malham in the Craven district of North Yorkshire has a long list of attractions going for it. The village itself is a pretty one, stone cottages dotted along the lanes, a tiny bridge taking you over the beck, and very importantly a good pub. But it is what lies just beyond the village that brings in most visitors. A brisk walk takes you to Malham Tarn, the highest lake in England at 377m above sea-level. Pretty if not spectacular, the lake is home to a wide variety of birds feeding on it and around it, and beneath the surface there is thriving aquatic wildlife. Its greatest claim-to-fame however is that Charles Kingsley wrote the Water Babies after staying with the then owner of the estate, which is now a National Trust property. For the photographer and of course the climber the real draw is further on, Malham Cove, limestone cliffs that offer a challenge to the mountaineer, though a few metres beyond there is a way up for fit walkers taking them to the limestone pavement beloved of geography teachers since jackets with elbow patches were invented. Also in the neighbourhood is Gordale Scar, a gorge formed when a limestone cave fell in, and Janet's Foss, a lovely waterfall named for the queen of the local faerie folk. While looking at the scenery, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled around your feet - there are wild strawberries and cranberries to be found in the area at the right time of year.


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River House (0.03 miles)

River House

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River house is a family run 4 star guest house with dinner and breakfast awards by the AA we are also members of Deliciously Yorkshire as we only use locally ... More

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Lister Arms (0.12 miles)

Lister Arms

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The Lister Arms is a quintessential English pub offering home cooked food and luxury accommodation in the village of Malham. Close to the popular market towns of Settle and Skipton. ... More

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Beck Hall (0.16 miles)

Beck Hall

Beck Hall was built in 1710 and has been providing accommodation since the 1930's. Changes over the years have seen it grow to 18 guest bedrooms. Comprising of 8 four poster rooms, of which 3 can ... More | visit website

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Newfield Hall (3.04 miles)

Newfield Hall

Newfield Hall, an imposing stone mansion built in 1856, stands proudly at the end of a tree-lined drive in two acres of mature grounds. Retaining its 19th Century ambience, it has a pillared entrance, baronial ... More | visit website

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Tudor House (3.89 miles)

Tudor House

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Tudor House dates from 1849.It was built as Bell Busk Station, to service the village of Malham, by the North Western Railway Company (a.k.a. “Little North Western”), which was soon ... More

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Gamekeeper's Inn (4.98 miles)


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This friendly freehouse inn, formerly a gamekeeper’s cottage, is superbly located at Long Ashes Park in the heart of Wharfedale, perfect for exploring the ... More

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King William The Fourth Guest House (5.00 miles)

King William The Fourth Guest House

Set in the midst of Settle, King William The Fourth Guest House is ideally suited for those wanting to be centrally based and within walking distance of all the local facilities.Having been completely renovated and ... More | visit website

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Eldon Country Hotel (5.01 miles)

Eldon Country Hotel

In 1842 The Country House was built as one of the Grand Vicarages of the Craven Area.It now combines the elegance and charm of Victorian Country House with all the requirements of a modern hotel.Sauna ... More | visit website

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Boars Head (5.07 miles)

Boars Head
The Boars Head Hotel is a lovely old building, built in the 1700's, set in a picturesque little village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Set between Skipton (10 miles) and Settle (4 miles). ... More | visit website
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Maypole Inn (5.14 miles)

Maypole Inn

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The Maypole Inn is a lovely, 1600’s Dales Country Inn with cosy en-suite rooms, open log fires, and lots of character. It is located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, only ... More

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