Just before Christmas we returned for a stay at the beautifully scenic Wharfedale Caravan Club Site for the Grassington Dickensian Festival. This is an annual event held on 3 Saturdays leading up to Christmas, when the village transports you back to Victorian times. We were glad we visited, it was a full and fun day out. The atmosphere and entertainment was so enjoyable, with no shortage of food and liquid refreshment too!
More information on this festival can be found at:
http://www.grassington.uk.com/dickensian-festival/4564274306 – check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Grassington is about a 40 minute walk from the site. There is also a park and ride service (£10 per car) operating from Threshfield Quarry near the site, to prevent traffic difficulties in the village. The event is very well organised.
I’ve attached some photos that have hopefully captured the spirit of the festival.
We also paid a return visit to the Gamekeeper’s Inn, accessed through the site, during our stay. Grassington remains a firm favourite with us and somewhere we will return to again and again. A full list of events throughout the year can be found at:
Our next trip is back to Clitheroe, this time staying at the private Edisford Farm campsite, because the club site is closed for the season. We’re staying Christmas Day (visiting family) and Boxing Day (Bri’s birthday).
Suzie & Bri