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

Access to the Pendle Way is also within walking distance of the front door. Information and sectional route maps can be found here http://www.visitpendle.com/things-to-do/pendle-way-p555300 and for more on the history of the famous, 17th century Pendle witch trials click here http://www.pendlewitches.co.uk/

30 minutes drive from Thornton-in-Craven is Haworth, home of the famous Brontë sisters.  Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a vintage charm that makes you feel you’ve stepped into another era. For more information click these links.



Fans of the BBC series “Gentleman Jack” can visit the home of Anne Lister at Shibden Hall.  Less than an hour by car the Lister family home dates back to the 15th century and its architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history.  Details for the property can be found here https://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall and information about the television series is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00059m9

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://welcometoskipton.com/section/Market

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/

Other local attractions that come highly recommended are :-

Bolton Castle  https://www.boltoncastle.co.uk/

Mother Shipton’s Cave  https://www.mothershipton.co.uk/

Brimham Rocks  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

Fountain’s Abbey  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden

The Halifax Piece Hall  https://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/


Absolutely fantastic cottage, and well worth a visit. I have just finished a weeks stay at Fernside and what a relaxing and peaceful stay I had. The cottage is well equipped and had a very comfortable bed and sofa, from the upstairs lounge with its stunning views. To the lovely kitchen with its patio door that open on a nice seated area, where you can drink your morning tea whilst taking in the views. You have a private back garden which has chairs, loungers and a washing line. Pauline is very welcoming, helpful and will show you in the cottage and the kitchen. I had beautiful fresh flowers, fruit teas, a bowl of fruit and milk waiting for me which is a lovely touch. If your in this area this cottage is a must, I could not have asked for anything more of my stay. Once again thank you Pauline for a lovely relaxing stay
Regards Nicola