Situated on the banks of the River Rawthey, Sedbergh is an attractive, rural market town in south east Cumbria, ideally located for exploring both Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park; in fact the town is situated within the park’s boundaries.
Retaining its old world charm, this picturesque destination is perfect for families, friends and couples who wish to soak up the natural beauty of the region and enjoy a peaceful holiday in a town filled with local flavour.
Sedbergh is an excellent holiday cottage base for those who enjoy the outdoors and its location makes it the perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, north Lancashire and the southern Lake District and Cumbria.
The glorious scenery encourages walkers to explore the fells and cyclists can use the quiet country lanes at their leisure. Fishing and sailing are popular pastimes in Sedbergh and the nearby rivers offer opportunities in abundance.
The town has a rich cultural heritage and visitors can learn more about the past inhabitants at the Dent Village Heritage Centre, where artefacts from years gone by are on display and the history of the region explained. The Fairfield Mill and Heritage Centre offers insight into the town’s history and visitors can wander amongst the looms and other instruments that were used for over 100 years, whilst admiring the lace and weavings that were produced when the mill was operational.
The beautiful stone building of St Gregory’s Church is still an important town landmark but is no longer a place of worship, but instead is an open museum that houses exceptional furniture and fittings that date back to the 1860s. Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House is another popular tourist attraction which dates back to 1675, making it the oldest Quaker meeting house in Northern England. The furniture and interior have been beautifully preserved for prosperity.
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