View over Burnsall

" the finest stretch of river, fell and scenery in Yorkshire"


Wharfedale, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Burnsall is one of the few totally unspoilt villages left in the whole of the country remaining much the same as it has been for centuries and with a population of of around just 90 folks!!


The great oxbow of the River Wharfe curves its way sleepily under the magnificent five arch bridge and on through the village - which nestles cosily below Burnsell Fell. We have private fishing on our stretch of the Wharfe which is available to residents, and sell tickets, in season, for a further seven miles of Trout and Grayling.

The area is a walkers paradise with the Dales Way running along our riverbank. There are many walks which start literally from our doorstep and hundreds more in the surrounding countryside.

Situated in the geographical centre of the country The Lion makes an ideal base for business travellers, companies using our conference facilities as a central meeting point for nationwide offices, and for our many guests who find the location ideally suited as a base for a holiday touring. The Lake District, east and west coasts, North Yorkshire Moors, York and Harrogate, together with many stately homes, castles and museums are all within easy reach.

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Map & Directions

Location map


from Harrogate or Skipton take the A59 turning onto the B6160 at Bolton Abbey.


from Leeds take the A65 to Ilkley, turning towards Bolton Abbey just through the town.


take the A65 towards Skipton, then the A59 to Bolton Abbey

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