Gargrave (Please note: for self catering holiday cottages in Gargrave, please click here)
On the Settle-Ingleton road just a few miles from the lively market town of Skipton, Gargrave is small, pleasant, stone-built village with the twin waterways of the Leeds-Liverpool canal and the river Aire running through it. Many leisure boats navigate the series of locks along this stretch of the canal; take a leisurely waterside walk and then call in for a traditional pint at one of the village’s three local pubs. The history of the village can be witnessed in the restored water mills, while the Parish church dates from the mid nineteenth century and displays some lovely French stained glass windows.
Kildwick (Please note: for self catering holiday cottages in Kildwick, please click here)
Like nearby Gargrave, the little Airedale village of Kildwick also enjoys an enviable setting on two of the region’s main waterways, the river Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool canal. There is not a great deal here, but both waterways offer pleasant riverside rambles, and there are some very good pubs serving traditional Yorkshire fare and good ales. St. Andrew’s, the parish Church, is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and is well known for its exceptionally long nave. A place of worship for more than a thousand years, there are lovely views over the village and surrounding Dales from the churchyard.