A railway station in this
small village is the location of the famous Embsay
and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, which was
originally opened in 1888 to link Skipton and
Trains run on the four-and-a- half-mile track to Bolton Abbey.
An Augustinian priory was
founded here in 1130 but the monks soon moved to
Nearby is rugged Embsay Crag and Embsay Moor.