Kettlewell is in Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
It nestles at the feet of Great Whernside, and Buckden Pike on the River Wharfe, is famous for being the village of Knapely in the Calendar Girls film and hosts a popular Scarecrow festival each year.
- Pretty Yorkshire Dales village
- Great centre for walking
- Close to Great Whernside and Buckden Pike
- Famous as the location for the Calendar Girls film
- Lovely stone bridge crossing the River Wharfe
- Great range of places to eat and stay
Like many in the Yorkshire Dales, the village is a popular tourist destination, especially for walkers. There are three pubs and numerous guest houses, holiday cottages and a Youth Hostel.
Both the highest peaks in the Dales are close to Kettlewell. The challenge of the nearby Great Whernside, at 2,310ft the highest, is close by is close by while Buckden Pike, a close 2,303 ft is not far away.
The village holds a well known Scarecrow Festival each year in August. A variety of scarecrows, dressed up as different characters, are placed around the village.
Calendar Girls film
Kettlewell is now also famous as a location for the 2003 hit movie Calendar Girls. It was the village of Knapely in the film and attracts many fans who want to see the sights made famous by the film. A “Calendar Girls Trail” brochure can be bought at local shops and pubs which gives information about the local landmarks and buildings used in many of the scenes.
Where to eat and sleep in Kettlewell
There’s a great choice when both eating and sleeping in Kettlewell, including pubs, bed and breakfast guest houses and a Youth Hostel. Here are a few.
Hotels and pubs
|The Racehorses Hotel, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QZ|
|+44 (0)1756 760233|
|The Blue Bell Inn, Middle Lane, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QX|
|+44 (0)1756 760230|
|The King’s Head Inn, The Green, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire BD23 5RD|
|+44 (0)1756 760242|
Bed & breakfast
|Littlebeck, The Green, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire BD23 5RD|
|+44 (0)1756 760378|
|Langcliff Garth, Kettlewell, Skipton, BD23 5RF|
|+44 (0)1756 760803|
|Pennycroft Guest House, Far Lane, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QY|
|+44 (0)1756 760845|
|The Cottage Tea Room, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QZ|
|+44 (0)1756 760405|
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