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Kettlewell Town Information

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Although this typically pretty village in Upper Wharfedale owes its name to the Anglo Saxons, its long history dates back at least to the Dark Ages. blank image

Kettlewell Photo © Philip Halling
Kettlewell - Photo: Philip Hailling CCL

Scarecrow garage Kettlewell Photo © M Campbell
Scarecrow garage Kettlewell -
Photo: M Campbell CCL

blank images In 1997 a skeleton unearthed by workmen was found to be that of a woman who had died here 1,400 years earlier.

In more recent times the village was noted for lead mining.

To reach it visitors have to cross an old stone bridge.

Looking down on the proceedings are the peaks of Great Whernside and Buckden Pike.