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Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Business Forum (SABF)


Grinton (green pasture in old English) grew up around the bridge, the first place above Richmond where the river Swale, reputedly the fastest-flowing in England, could be forded. Blackburn Hall, next to the church, dates from 1635, although the first reference to a village here was in 1086.

St Andrew’s Church, known as the Cathedral of the Dales, was for centuries the only church in upper Swaledale, with bodies being carried from updale along the “Corpse Way” for burial. It is now often used for concerts, alongside traditional worship, and refreshment is close at hand at the Bridge Inn opposite.

Apple Tree Cottage - 01748 900420


Greenaway Cattery - 01748 884312


Grinton Lodge YHA - 01748 884206

Campsite Accommodation

Marrick Priory Outdoor Education Centre - 01748 884434

Outdoor Centre

Simon Barningham Funeral Directors - 01748 884327

Funeral Directors

The Bridge Inn - 01748 884224


Tony Sunter Build Ltd - 01748 884624


Youth Hostels Association - 01748 884206