Local Attractions

There are many things to do within a close proximity of Fernside Cottage . Set up on a private and peaceful road overlooking stunning, unspoilt countryside yet within close and easy access to good routes leading to the many varied & interesting attractions that abound in this beautiful area. There is also an excellent bus service to many towns & villages.

The famous Thornton in Craven to Malham section of the Pennine way intersects the village well within walking distance of Fernside Cottage. Click link for informative map view. http://www.jbutler.org.uk/e2e/pw/w8/index.shtml

The village of Colne is just 5 miles and boasts a Titanic Museum and is also the home town of bandmaster Wallace Hartley who famously kept playing as the Titanic sunk. To the south and east of Colne are the Bronte Country moors http://www.bronte.org.uk/  and to the north west is Pendle Hill – the sinister heart of Pendle Witch Country.  http://www.pendlewitchtrials.co.uk/

Ribblehead Viaduct inspired the television series Jericho and is a ‘must see’ on your visit to North Yorkshire. http://www.dalesman.co.uk/construction-of-ribblehead-viaduct-inspires-new-tv-drama/17025

Skipton is just 6 miles and is a bustling market town with an interesting and varied shopping centre. The market is held 4 days a week and is a very popular tourist attraction. Set on both sides of the ancient cobbled high street the market is held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information please check link http://www.skiptonmarket.net

You will also find the very famous Skipton castle is well worth a visit so please check out the website http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/

The Leeds to Liverpool canal meanders through this beautiful countryside and you can walk along the canal banks and while away the hours or you can book a trip on a narrow boat and see the stunning scenery from a different angle http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ll/ll41.htm

Settle to Carlisle steam railway is a must for steam and railway enthusiasts of all ages. The 24 arch ribblehead viaduct set amongst the dark forboding moorland backdrop is simply awesome from the ground but to travel over it by train is simply amazing http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/

We had one of the best holidays of our lives whilst staying at Fernside Cottage. The cottage itself was perfect, it was very clean, high quality, beautifully decorated and had all the gadgets you could need (including 3 TV’s!). We were greeted with fresh flowers, fruit and free range eggs as a little extra by the lovely owners. Pauline (the owner) was there for any problems should we need her for anything yet allowed us the peaceful holiday we desired. The parking was ample and the views were AMAZING.

Moving on to local activities. There was so much to do- we have booked in again for next year in order to finish our ‘to do’ list. We visited Skipton Castle, Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Went on a canal trip, walked parts of the penine way, had lunch at the local pubs and so much more. All in all a great place to explore the dales from and to recharge your batteries.

Elizabeth