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Parks and Gardens

Craven is home to some of the best parks in North Yorkshire. Fresh air and plenty of open spaces to enjoy walking around. So what are you waiting for?

Gledstone Gardens

Gledstone Gardens, East Marton, near Skipton BD23
Gledstone Gardens are the original kitchen gardens to Gledstone House, which was demolished and replaced by today's Gledstone Hall. This impressive house was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens with gardens created by Gertrude Jekyll. The kitchen gardens were built around 1830 on a south-facing slope and comprise of four terraces. To the south lies spectacular Rhododendron gardens and open views of superb rolling countryside. To the west and east lies woods and shelterbelts. Many of the original brick walls remain that together with the south-facing slope, terraced land and shelterbelts produces a real horticultural microclimate.
Opening Times 9am - 5pm Mon / Sat inclusive, 10am-4pm Sunday

Parceval Hall Gardens Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowParcevall Hall Gardens, Appletreewick, Near Grassington BD23 6DE
Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsmans garden, located at the heart of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located at the head of a small valley, the gardens are a hidden treasure and well worth seeking out. Comprising of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens they rise up the hillside for 200 feet giving wonderful views in every direction.
Opening Times: Open daily from 1st April until 31st October between 10am-6pm, with last admittance at 5pm

Aireville Park Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAireville Park, Skipton BD23 1UD
20 acres of parkland, including children's play area, 14 hole pitch and putt, wheel park for skate boarding, roller blades and BMX and multi use games area.Aireville Park
Opening Times: Open all year round.

There are various parks and open spaces, which are not managed by Craven District Council, in the following locations:

Amenity Area

  • Skipton, Waller Hill


Play area

Playing Field

Recreation Ground

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