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A perfect base for a host of activities

The Station Inn is a great pit stop, meal provider or overnight option for Yorkshire Dales visitors.

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The setting

The Station Inn is a special place and its location is special too! Ribblesdale is one of the small number of Yorkshire Dales which drain out into the Irish Sea; the majority drain into the North Sea. The Inn and the Viaduct are situated at the head of the Dale very near the source of the River Ribble itself which runs some 75 miles through Yorkshire and Lancashire. Until 1974 the Dale was officially located in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but became part of Craven District in the new county of North Yorkshire when local government areas were redefined.

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Railway Day Trip

Why not enjoy a Railway Day Trip passing through the head of Dent Dale, Mallerstang and the Eden Valley to Carlisle?

The Railway Museum at Ribblehead Station

A piece of transport infrastructure carefully converted into a museum and visitor centre. Manned by volunteers, it is well worth a look.

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White Scar Cave

White Scar Cave on the road to Ingleton is the longest show cave in Britain – famous for its stalactites and massive caverns.

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St Leonard’s Chapel

The small but charming St Leonard’s Chapel is just a two miles from The Station Inn and a must for those interested in learning more of the viaduct’s history. It is here that many of the railway workers who died during the construction of the Ribblehead line are buried.

Salt Lake Quarry Nature Reserve

Many Station Inn patrons also enjoy visiting the Nature Reserve which is situated in the quarry just across the road. A stunning place where wildlife, flora and fauna are re-establishing themselves following the closure of the quarry. An information system provides narration about both wildlife and the geological formation of the local area.

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Market Towns

The Station Inn is ideally placed between four fabulous northern market towns. Ingleton seven miles to the west; Kirkby Stephen 26 miles away in the north; Hawes 11 miles to the east; Settle 12 miles due south. All have their own individual charm with plenty to do and a host of local crafts to see and sample.

Yorkshire Dales National Park


The Station Inn is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which was originally designated in 1954 and extended in 2016. Whether your interest is in outdoor activities, geology, history, arts and crafts or delicious food and drink - the Dales, quite literally, has it all!

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