Grassington is a beautiful and very popular Dales village, with a good range of amenities, shops, pubs and cafes.
The Black Horse Hotel is ideally located for exploring the picturesque countryside of this beautiful part of the country, including the historic market town of Skipton & Skipton Castle, a complete medieval fortress standing at the top of Skipton's main street. For those who prefer other pursuits, walking in the dales, pony trekking at Kilnsey Centre, or exploring "underground" at Stump Cross Caverns, are all within easy reach of Grassington.
Yorkshire has been chosen as the setting for many TV dramas and films as well as being the setting for some of the classics of English literature.
Some of the most notable which are well within reach of Grassington are, south of Skipton, the Bronte country, home to Charlotte and Emily Bronte, famous for "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" respectively, as well as other novels and poems, and the rest of their talented family, sister Anne, who wrote "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", and brother Bramwell who wrote and painted.
Closer to the present-day, Yorkshire has been the location of the James Herriot books and TV series. The actual 'Skeldale House' may be seen in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, with exhibits of veterinary science and farming from the 40s and 50s.
In 2019 the re-make of James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great & Small" changed its location and is now filmed in the heart of Grassington village - many of the shops and buildings are featured but with a 1940’s make-over to transport you back to Herriot’s times.
The soap "Emmerdale" (originally "Emmerdale Farm") is also filmed in North Yorkshire in the Harewood Estate, having been originally in Arncliffe, Littondale, and then in the village of Esholt West Yorkshire. So, there is plenty of Emmerdale scenery to visit from Grassington.
The TV series "The Real Emmerdale" features Grassington and the local community.
Heartbeat's village of Aidensfield may be seen at Goathland, a stop on the North York Moors Railway, in the North York Moors National Park, where The Aidensfield Arms is the Goathland Hotel.
The very popular film "Calendar Girls" was filmed locally in Kettlewell and was based on the calendar produced by the "naked" ladies of the Rylstone Women's Institute in aid of Leukaemia Research. Kettlewell is short trip to the north of Grassington, while Rylstone lies between Grassington and Skipton.