Local Area


Cononley is a traditional quiet Yorkshire Dales village, yet has excellent transport links into Skipton and the Dales. The train station is situated in the village and local buses can take you to the surrounding villages and towns.

There are two pubs, the New Inn with open fires and eal Yorkshire Ales, The Railway Inn offering classic pub food and The Station Pub has a sun garden and you can catch up on sporting events or have a go at the Thursday night quiz.

There is a beautiful newly refurbished park, which locals raised the money to enhance the picturesque village.The park is for all ages with swings, a sand pit and slides for the little ones, a football pitch and skate park for the teenagers. There is also a local post office, with all this just a mile from Throstle Nest Farm.


Carleton-in-Craven is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, situated less than three miles from the market town of Skipton.Carleton is also just a mile form our Bed and Breakfast , a nice stroll or just a few minutes in the car. Carleton has a village shop, a local pub and a farm shop selling local produce.

There are regular buses and taxis into Skipton and the surrounding areas.


Skipton is famous for its medieval castle that dominates the picturesque High Street, winner of the “Best High Street in the UK, 2009, with its wide cobbled sets and unique shops.

Four days of the week there is an outdoor market for you to explore and then wander the alleyways to find hidden cafes, shops and restaurants. Skipton is for the whole family with boat trips, walks around the medieval castle grounds, stroll through Skipton woods, soak up the history in the museum or pop into the tourist information office to see what Skipton has to offer.

Other attractions include – Aireville Park with children’s play area, swimming pool, golf and tennis courses, pitch and putt, picnic areas, safe cycling, Skipton golf club, Sandylands sports centre – Squash, badminton, tennis, all weather pitches, Craven Museum, Cinema, ten-pin bowling and snooker centre, Canal boat trips, Embsay to Bolton Abbey Yorkshire Dales steam railway.

Skipton Tourist Information Centre – 01756 792809 – For more information about the town, forth-coming events, where to eat, etc.

Places to eat

The Swan Inn, Carelton – a recently renovated local village pub with excellent food and lovely staff.

The Tempest Arms, Elslack – local pub, hotel & restaurant The Tempest Arms has been named Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2011.

The Bull at Broughton – has long been one of Yorkshire’s landmark pubs…famous, as much for its hospitality as it is for its beautiful location. But now it’s become an even bigger attraction as a Ribble Valley Inn and with a menu specially created by Northcote’s Michelin Star chef, Nigel Haworth.

Le Caveau – Le Caveau restaurant in Skipton serves excellent English and French Cuisine in a historic 16th century building on the High Street.

La Bistro – La Bistro restaurant in Skipton has a great atmosphere and brilliant food.

Hare & Hounds – great pub food and our selection of real ales.

Curios Fox – Feed your curiosity with traditional Yorkshire dishes and unique selections from around the world.

The Wooly Sheep – Placed in the heart of Skipton offering it’s visitors mouth watering food and delightful drinks.

Oakleys – A family Italian restaurant and grill. Serving the best quality steaks, burgers, chicken, fresh fish, pizzas, pasta and salad. Great for both families and couples.

Places to visit

Skipton Castle – one of the best preserved castles in England.

Bolton Abbey – in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and a popular destination for weddings.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail – famous and spectacular waterfalls and wooded scenery.

White Scar Caves – guided tours of amazing caverns.

Ribblehead Viaduct – 24 arch railway crossing and scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line.

Three Peaks Walk – climb the Dales three peaks: Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-gent.

The Lake District – Central Lakes, Ambleside and Windermere.

Aysgarth Falls – carriage museum and waterfalls.

Kilnsey – trout farm, fishing & pony trekking.

Coniston Hall – fishing, shooting, off-road days.

Hawes – Yorkshire Dales village home to Wensleydale Cheese and the Dales Countryside Museum.

Malham Cove and Gordale Scar – breathtaking limestone scenery & waterfalls.

The Pennine Way – passes through Thornton in Craven. Market Days

Tourist Info

Skipton – open air market held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The farmers market is held on the first Sunday of the month.

Grassington – the farmers market is held on the 3rd Sunday in the month.

Bentham – every Wednesday.

Ingleton – open air market every Friday.

Kirkby Lonsdale – market every Thursday.

Settle – open air market every Tuesday. The farmers market is held on the 2nd Sunday in the month.

Clitheroe Municipal Market – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 9am and 4pm.

More information can be found on the Northern Dales Farmers Markets website. Tourist Info

Welcome to Yorkshire – the official visitor site for Yorkshire has information on events and sites throughout the county.

Yorkshire Dales National Park – the official website of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority provides lots of useful information including places to visit and special events.

Out of Oblivion – a site maintained by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority that aims are to increase your enjoyment of the Yorkshire Dales and to help you understand more about the unique cultural landscape of the area created through the interactions of people and nature over thousands of years.

Visit Lancashire – the official website of the Lancashire tourist board.

Go Lakes – Lake District and Cumbria tourist board.

Forest of Bowland – the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.