Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK – A Must For Tourists


Sedbergh Cumbria in the U. K. was part of the Yorkshire Dales, up until 1974 when it was relocated to Cumbria but still falls within the National Park.

This delightful scenic town with hillsides where you can see sheep grazing used to produce wool up until 1992; this created employment for the locals and sustained the village. Taking a stroll down the cobbled main road you will find wonderful and quaint shops.

The architectural structures show evidence of ancient settlers such as Viking, Romans and Saxons. Standing castle ruins give evidence of how the town was protected by raiders from Scotland. A visit to Chantry school is a must; this school was attended by the famous poet Wordsworth’s son. You will note the Norman church which was built during the 12th century and restored in the 18th century; with its awe inspiring stained glass window and tower that rings out eight bells; as well as a 14th century chemist shop. If you appreciate architecture, you will find it in Sedbergh.

Sedbergh was also one of the oldest Quaker meeting places; this house was built in 1675, and George Fox was the founder of the Quaker religion, as well as being the preacher. You will find guides and maps on the Howgill Fells which are spectacular and a must to visit. There are quaint craft shops – and weekly markets are held on a Wednesday, restaurants, English country pubs and the town are renowned for its book stores, and is fast gaining acknowledgement for these book stores. A book festival is held throughout the year in Sedbergh.

On visiting the Cautley Spout Waterfalls near Sedbergh, the waterfall runs in steps for approximately 200 meters, and forms a number of waterfalls along the footpath, and will experience the most breath taking scenery. There is also an ancient mote at Castlehaw where you can witness spectacular views.

Sedbergh is now a modern village, with a flavour of centuries back in time. Whatever you want, you will find it. There are cinemas, theatres, clubs, hotels, shops, restaurants and businesses. If you pick up a local directory, this will assist you in finding what you are looking for as well what’s on in Sedbergh.

There is no shortage of accommodation – you will find the Sedbergh hotels, B&B’s as well as camping, caravan parks, and cottages and self catering accommodation. As you can see Sedbergh offers you all the home comforts you could wish for.

A visit to Sedbergh in Cumbria County is a must. Should you require further information; go online as there are photos and a fortune of information on this delightful little village. Remember to stock up with your warmest winter clothing, as winter is very cold in that part of the world.