What’s on in Nidderdale

20th September 2021 (Monday) – Nidderdale Show

Taking place every September, the annual Nidderdale Show is not to be missed.  Classes for horses, dogs, sheep, cattle, pigs and small animals.  There are also lots of trade stands and shopping, plus brass bands and a ‘main event’ which is different each year.

Places to eat

Pateley Bridge has a number of cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways within easy walking distance of Riverside Caravan Park. The Nidderdale website has a full list of local food establishments.

Places to visit

  • Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    One of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. Owned by the National Trust it is a Grade I listed building a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • How Stean Gorge


    How Stean Gorge

    How Stean Gorge a spectacular natural chasm, almost a kilometre in length and up to 20 metres (80 feet) deep. A playground for gorge walking and gorge scrambling enthusiasts, How Stean Gorge also offer canoe and kayak trips, along with abseiling, caving and their new Via Ferrata.

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  • Lightwater Valley


    Lightwater Valley

    A theme park and separate shopping village, Lightwater Valley offers something for the whole family. Rollercoasters, the UK’s first Angry Birds activity park, falconry displays, farm visits and special events at Halloween and Bonfire Night.

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  • Nidderdale Museum

    Nidderdale Museum

    Nidderdale Museum

    Discover the local history of Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale, located in the old Workhouse. The museum has a number of themed rooms and lots of fascinating exhibits, documenting the rural history of the local area from pre-history to the present day. There is a souvenir shop open during museum hours.

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  • Stump Cross Caverns


     Stump Cross Caverns

    A natural limestone cave system running under Nidderdale and Wharfedale, it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and contains interesting stalagmite formations. Prehistoric reindeer, wolverine and bison remains have been found. The show caves have a restaurant and souvenir shop.

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