Pateley Bridge Sales Manager and Pateley resident Alison Reilly's take on this pretty Dales village
Pateley has the feel of an old-fashioned village with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whilst being close to Harrogate with its major transport links and many amenities.
The town boasts a variety of shops for your everyday needs ranging from high-class butchers to the oldest sweet shop in the world [link to www.oldestsweetshop.co.uk] as well as a selection of cafés, pubs, and restaurants.
Pateley Bridge has a small village school, St Cuthbert's, and a local secondary school, Nidderdale High School and Community College. Both schools were rated 'good' by Ofsted (reports published in 2013). In the independent sector, Harrogate's Ashville College and Harrogate Ladies' College are both popular choices and easily accessible.
Pateley Bridge is a fantastic place to live; surrounded by some of the very best scenery that God's Own County has to offer and yet within striking distance of stylish Harrogate. Above all, it's the sense of community that we love most about Pateley.
What we love about Pateley Bridge
Pateley Bridge Summer Band Concerts
The Pateley Bridge Recreation Ground is a wonderful open area alongside the River Nidd. On certain Sunday afternoons, between May and August, this lovely green space echoes to music as part of a concert band series. Apart from the summer concerts, the Recreational Ground provides residents of Patelely Bridge with a well-maintained, year-round space to exercise and relax. It is used by young and old and is a much-loved community asset.
Coldstones Cut is a supersized public artwork space on the B6265 two miles from Pateley Bridge. The sculpture functions as a series of platforms from which visitors can view both the spectacular quarry hole and limestone quarrying operation, and the landscape of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty and beyond. Set at a height of 1375 feet above sea level, you can freely explore and walk the winding paths within to experience the magnificent countryside vistas which the platforms expose.
The Oldest Sweet Shop
A true step back in time, this little outlet, which, as its name suggests, is considered the oldest sweet shop in the country.