the beautiful village
The village of Reeth is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill. It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales: Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
In Saxon times, Reeth was only a settlement on the forest edge, but by the time of the Norman Conquest it had grown sufficiently in importance to be noted in the Doomsday Book. Reeth has a resident population of less than a 1000 people which can more the double in the busy tourist season.
The Manse is situated in a quiet corner of the village, just set back from the village green. It is a short stroll from the many craft shops, cafes, post office, pubs and hotels. Reeth also has an ice-cream parlor serving award winning Brymor ice cream.
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Swing bridge at Reeth built in 1920 was demolished by an uprooted tree in 2000. What stands now is a replica, opened in 2002.
Swaledale Museum is a local museum in the village of Reeth, near Richmond in North Yorkshire, England. It covers rural history including life and work in the local area of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale within the Yorkshire Dales national park.
Reeth National Park Centre is situated on a corner of the main square. Reeth is a bustling village set in the heart of Swaledale in the Northern part of the Yorkshire Dales. When visiting this region you can discover details about local walks along the river or moors and find routes for cycling and mountain biking, or find out about the many local arts and craftspeople.