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Reeth enjoys a magnificent setting on a plateau above the River Swale, surrounded by a great panorama of hills and moors. Today it is the main settlement in Swaledale, but in Norman times, the tiny village of Grinton just to the south, was the most important settlement in the valley. For hundreds of years it had the only church and Christian burial ground in upper Swaledale.

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Reeth is surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas. It is a great place for an ice cream stop-off with many cafes, tea rooms and pubs. From here you can discover the rest of Swaledale.

You can find all you want to know about Reeth and the surrounding areas in Swaledale here.

Reeth can be reached by bus from the nearby market town of Richmond. Parking is available around the edges of the large central village green, there are honesty boxes at several points.