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Nidderdale Museum

Situated in the picturesque town of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, this fascinating and friendly museum is housed in the former workhouse and is situated opposite St Cuthbert's Parish Church. Its 11 rooms illustrate the rural life of Nidderdale in the recent and more distant past. The Museum shows how ordinary people lived, in imaginative and realistic settings. There are sections devoted to Agriculture, Industries, Religion, Transport and Costume. The corridors are lined with photographs of local interest.

The Coldstones Cut

Created by the artist Andrew Sabin, The Coldstones Cut is Yorkshire's latest visitor attraction. A massive construction which visitors can freely walk through and explore, the sculpture overlooks the huge working Coldstones Quarry and offers spectacular views over the scenery of Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Brimham Rocks

An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations which makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the labyrinth of paths through this unique landscape. Only a few miles from Pateley Bridge, Brimham Rocks is served by the 825 bus service from the town on Sundays from Easter till October.

How Stean Gorge

Prepare for adventure at the How Stean Gorge Outdoor Centre in Nidderdale, Yorkshire! How Stean Gorge is a spectacular limestone gorge in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. This steep sided chasm is almost 1 km in length and up to 20 metres (80ft) deep in places. Follow winding walkways, explore caves and tunnels or challenge yourself on the new Via Ferrata course – an aerial network of beams, ladders and cables – one of only two in England!

The Nidderdale Show

The Annual Nidderdale Show, held in the picturesque surrounds of Bewerley Park, Pateley Bridge, is one of the county’s foremost agricultural shows. It regularly attracts crowds of 20,000 and traditionally marks the end of the agricultural show season.

The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Nidderdale AONB covers 603 sq km of magnificent countryside. The landscape is dramatic and contrasting, with wide open and remote moorlands, sheltered river valleys and rolling farmland. Take time to explore some of the picturesque villages where there you will find shops selling local produce, tea rooms and country pubs. There is a great wealth of places to visit in the AONB - from World Heritage Sites to world-famous breweries, from endless moorland horizons with only birds for company to Michelin-starred restaurants - there is truly something for everyone here.
Before your trip, explore our website for lots of useful information on things to do and places to visit. Why not download the Visitor guide entitled "Visit Nidderdale AONB 2010" or the Visitor Pack to help you plan your trip - it contains a whole range of information about the AONB. We are confident you will want to come back again and again!