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Skipton, Bolton Abbey and Grassington

7th September 2024

8.00am from Memorial Court

Excludes Entry Fees, etc.

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Skipton, Bolton Abbey & Grassington
Saturday 7th September - 8.00am from Northwich
Other pick-up points available
£28.00 - book online or call 07932927694

Skipton is derived from the Anglo Saxon words ‘sceap’ (sheep) and ‘tun’ (town) and is recorded in the Doomesday Book as Scepeton and has been the economic centre for the Craven and Southern Dales from this time. The strategic location of the castle enabled the town to grow in importance and in 1204 a Charter was granted allowing a weekly market trading in sheep and woollen goods. Visit the Craven Museum and the Canal Basin.

After lunch we visit Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale, the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery with spectacular views and a tea room. Founded by Augustinian monks who moved to the region from Embsay in 1154, the priory took around a century to take form and was one the largest monasteries in England. Building work on the site was still taking place up until the Dissolution of the Monasteries 1540.

We finish the day in the pretty town of Grassington, the lively centre of Wharfedale with shops and cafés, as well as now being the location of the fictional market town Darrowby in Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small.


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