In and around Bainbridge

Bainbridge is a lovely village to visit. Here are some ideas of things to do:

  • potter around the peaceful village with its village green, ancient village stocks and shady trees
  • walk along the River Bain - the shortest river in England - to Lake Semerwater, the largest natural lake in Yorkshire
  • view the Archimedes’ Screw on the river Bain from the Bridge
  • sit at the park and let the children have fun on the play equipment, or use the football goals
  • walk up the Roman Road, drop down into Marsett, then over to Stalling Busk and then back to Bainbridge viewing Semer water from many angles.
  • Hardraw Force, England’s highest single drop waterfall, 5 miles up the road
  • visit Bolton Castle 9 miles down the road, it’s one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles
  • walk along the disused railway line to Askrigg and visit St Oswalds Church, then onto Mill Gill and Whitfield waterfalls.
  • Outhwaite Ropemakers based in Hawes
  • Gayle Mill

Places to stay

Holiday cottages

There are a number of holiday cottages in the village and surrounding area, here are a few links:

Caravan Parks, Camp sites and Glamping

Camping barn

Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast

Photo credits

  • Semerwater: By Jez Smith, Whitefield, Bury, Gtr. Manchester, United Kingdom (File:Semerwater.jpg) [CC BY 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Bolton Castle: By Immanuel Giel (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Hardraw Force: By Nilfanion (Wikimedia UK) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
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