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Outside the Ship Hotel by the harbourThe Black Horse Hotel is situated at the top of the cobbled village square of Grassington, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in Wharfedale in North Yorkshire.

Grassington is a beautiful and very popular dales village, with a good range of amenities, shops, pubs and cafes.

The Hotel is ideally located for exploring the picturesque countryside of this beautiful part of the country, including the historic market town of Skipton & Skipton Castle, a complete medieval fortress standing at the top of Skipton's main street. For those who prefer other pursuits, walking in the dales, pony trekking at Kilnsey Centre, or exploring "underground" at Stump Cross Caverns, are all within easy reach of Grassington.

Yorkshire has been chosen as the setting for many TV dramas and films as well as being the setting for some of the classics of English literature.

Some of the most notable which are well within reach of Grassington are, south of Skipton, the Bronte country, home to Charlotte and Emily Bronte, famous for "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" respectively, as well as other novels and poems, and the rest of their talented family, sister Anne, who wrote "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", and brother Bramwell who wrote and painted.

Closer to the present day Yorkshire has been the location of the James Herriot books and TV series. The actual 'Skeldale House' may be seen in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, with exhibits of veterinary science and farming from the forties and fifties.

The soap "Emmerdale", originally "Emmerdale Farm" is also filmed in North Yorkshire in the Harewood Estate, having been originally in Arncliffe, in Littondale, and then in the village of Esholt,West Yorkshire. So there is plenty of Emmerdale scenery to visit from Grassington.

The current TV series "The Real Emmerdale" features Grassington and the local community.

Heartbeat's village of Aidensfield may be seen at Goathland, a stop on the North York Moors Railway, in the North York Moors National Park, where The Aidensfield Arms is the Goathland Hotel.

The very popular film "Calendar Girls" was filmed locally in Kettlewell, and was based on the calendar produced by the "naked" ladies of the Rylstone Women's Institute in aid of Leukaemia Research. Kettlewell is short trip to the north of Grassington, while Rylstone lies between Grassington and Skipton.

Skipton Golf Club - Skipton - 6.99 miles
Skipton Golf Club is set amongst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales between Airedale and Wharfedale. Throughout the course you'll be treated to magnificent views of Sharphaw, Cookrise and Embsay Crags. It is set in beautiful countryside and comprises 18 holes, measuring just over 6000 yards, with a magnificent Clubhouse constructed in 1992 overlooking the course. Eller Beck descends from the surrounding fells and meanders through the back 9 holes providing an interesting water hazard. Visitors are most welcome at this friendly club and will enjoy challenging golf in the stunning natural surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales.

Craven College - Skipton - 7.67 miles
By studying at Craven College you base yourself in beautiful surroundings to stimulate and inspire you. You will feel welcome on our safe and secure campuses with study areas and practical workshops equipped to industry standard. Our excellent social facilities provide a great place for you to meet new people. With an extensive range of options both academic and vocational, full-time and part-time, we have something for everyone.

Broughton Hall - Yorkshire - 9.07 miles
One of the most successful and prestigious business locations in the UK, Broughton Hall Business Park is set amidst 3000 acres of beautiful Yorkshire parkland and is within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds and Harrogate. The historic listed buildings have been carefully and aesthetically converted to high quality office accommodation with sophisticated communications, ample free parking, peace and security. The Broughton Hall Estate extends to almost 3,000 acres together with a small village and Public House. The Hall is the private home of the family and is often used for film and T.V. dramas.

Bracken Ghyll Golf Club - Addingham - 9.46 miles
Addingham Bracken Ghyll Golf Club, set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, is a course both challenging to the keen golfer and a pleasure to the casual player. National Club Golfer describes the course as follows: "With two distinct halves, the 5600 yard layout is an intriguing mix of the old and the new, with a common theme of undulating parkland which is surprisingly mature for its age. A warm welcome and immaculate fairways and greens are reasons why so many Visiting Parties choose Bracken Ghyll on a regular basis".

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