Places of interest, beauty and culture

Stable Cottage in in Bingley, a town of great antiquity. Bingley was probably founded about the time of the Saxons and has the distinction of being mentioned in the Doomsday Book, 1086. Throughout the ages the River Aire has been of great significance to the town. In the year 1212, the town was granted a Market Charter by King John, the reigning monarch. A market is still held on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Bingley is an area of natural beauty with a host of tourist attractions close by; ideal for walking, cycling, getting about by train or car. Bingley is home to the famous 5 Rise Lock on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. The canal path provides a fantastic cycle path which is both scenic and easy to negotiate. In Bingley there are interesting shops, and plenty of hostelries and restaurants. Close by is the beautiful St. Ives Estate, and Myrtle Parks which hosts Bingley Agricultural Show each July. Bingley Music Live 3 day festival takes place in August/September.

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SALTAIRE (3 miles away - 5 minutes in a car)

Saltaire became a World Heritage Site in 2001 Salts Mill is a must - browse around the David Hockney Gallery, do a spot of shopping in the very trendy mill and finish with a meal in Salts Diner - all under one roof. The newly refurbished Roberts Part is well worth a visit.

HAWORTH (7 miles away - 12 minutues in a car)

When visiting Yorkshire, Haworth is a must. The Bronte Parsonage offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. The cobbled main street lined with Apothecaries, shops, cafes and secondhand book shops is a reminder of times gone by. Walking the countryside can give you a feel of Heathcliffe.


Take a nostalgic trip on one of the steam trains run regularly in summer along the worth valley - an ideal way to get to th heart of the Bronte countryside. The line was made famous by the 1970s film "Railway Children" starring Jenny Agutter, who visits Haworth every year to lead a walk.

THE DALES (12.8 miles away from Skipton - 22 mins in a car)

The lovely market town of Skipton, known as the 'gateway to the Dales' is about 20 minutes by car from Bingley and about the same by train. Skipton market - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, The Castle, cobbled streets and canal trips make this a full and fun day out. Moving out of Skipton, the Great Yorkshire Dales are wonderful for walks and cycling. Though a trip by local bus is an experience not to by missed. The vistas of the Dales have to be seen to be believed.

LEEDS (14.9 miles away - 29 minutes in a car)

The cultural capital of the North. Leeds has everything, fabulous Shops, Art, Museums, Theatres, Cafes Exciting Nightlife - The Knightsbridge of the North - something for everyone.

BRADFORD (6.1 miles away - 13 minutes in a car)

Home of the National Media Museum, three theatres and Ice Skating rink. Plenty of famous Asian restaurants.

ILKLEY (14 miles away - 23 minutes in a car)

A picturesque Victorian Spa Town set in beautiful countryside - Ilkley moor - relaxing walks, hikes or rock climbing on the Cow and Calf Rocks. Ilkley is known for its independent high class shops, fine food and drink.

HARROGATE (21.4 miles away - 35 minutes in a car)

The Spa town of Harrogate with pump room has as a long and wealthy history. Exclusive antique shops, designer boutiques add up to a lovely shopping experience. Betty's world famous Teashop is a must visit. The RHS gardens at nearby Harlow Carr are well worth a visit.


*Ideal location for exploring
*Available all year round
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*£350 - £450 per week

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