Across Green to Fremington Edge

Bellegreen overlooks the Green at Reeth, a village at the junction of Swaledale and Argengarthdale, located approximately 6 miles from Leyburn and 12 miles from Richmond. The A1 at Bedale is approximately 30 minutes by car.

Reeth is a typical Dales village dominated by a large green and overlooked by Fremington Edge. The village has pubs, shops and restaurants. Nearby Grinton and Langthwaite are smaller villages with further facilities.

Click images for larger images

Morris Dancing on Green Swingbridge
Eating and Drinking in Reeth
The Black Bull

There are three pubs in Reeth; The Black Bull Hotel famous for its upside-down sign and as the bar setting for the films which preceeded the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small'; The Buck Hotel and the King's Arms (The 'Middle House'). Each of the pubs have accommodation and serve meals.

The Burgoyne Hotel is a country house hotel that has an excellent restaurant open to non-residents for dinner.

The Overton House Cafe also has a deli and there are a number of other tea rooms around the Green and an Ice Cream Parlour.

The Buck Hotel
The Middle House The Burgoyne Hotel
Overton House Cafe Ice Cream Parlour
Nearby Villages
CB Inn

In nearby villages there are more pubs including The Bridge Inn at Grinton which does excellent food, The Charles Bathhurst Inn (the 'CB') at Langthwaite which has a very popular restaurant and the Red Lion at Langthwaite (which has featured in many TV series including 'All Creatures Great and Small').

The Punch Bowl (Low Row), The Farmers Arms (Muker) and The King's Arms (Gunnerside) are in nearby villages in Swaledale and the famous Tan Hill (highest pub in England) is to be found at the remote head of Arkengarthdale.

The King's Arms, Askrigg, Wensleydale was the location of the 'Drover's Arms' in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and is well worth a visit.


Bridge Inn
Red lion Farmers Arms
Punch Bowl Kings Head
Tan Hill Kings Head
Historic Locations







Richmond Castle

Skipton Castle

Bolton Castle Wensleydale

Castle Howard

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate

Ripley Castle

Harewood House

Ripon Cathedral

York Minster




Duncombe Park Helmsley

Newby Hall and Gardens Ripon

Constable Burton Hall Gardens Wensleydale

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Bridlington


Theme Parks


Lightwater Valley Country Theme Park Ripon

Jorvik Centre York

Hazel Brow Farm Low Row, Swaledale

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

The York Dungeon


General Interest & Museums


River Swale Regeneration Project

Places to take the kids in the Yorkshire Dales

Swaledale Museum Reeth has displays of lead mining and other aspects of life in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale

Yorkshire Law and Order Museums Ripon (including Workhouse Museum)

Bronte Parsonage Museum


General Websites covering the area


Yorkshirenet - Comprehensive website for tourist and non-tourist information for all of Yorkshire with sections for the Dales

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Swaledale.net - Useful site covering Swaledale and Arkengarthdale with sections on Attractions and Events, Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink and Local Services

Wensleydale is to the south of Swaledale and information can be found at the Upper Wensleydale Business and Tourism Association

Leyburn and District Business and Tourism Association covers Leyburn and Middleham which are about 10 miles from Reeth

The nearest sizeable town is Richmond a Georgian town with impressive castle and riverside walks as well as shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc

The local district councils' websites cover events in Richmondshire and Hambleton