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Grassington bullring

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Grassington bullring

YDNPA, 2004,

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Grassington bullring

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36640

Parish: Grassington

OS Grid Reference: SE003640

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Located in the cobbled market square in the centre of the village. The remains of the iron bullring are set into a ringed cobbled area in the ground. In the 18th century and earlier, bulls would be tied here and then attacked or baited with dogs.


In Grassington market place about 7 metres uphill from the walled seating area. About 5 metres onto the cobbles from the road that passes the Devonshire Arms. Only a ring of cobbles remains around the bolt where the metal ring used to be.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Grassington. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Lies in cobbled area. Viewable from roadside if not covered by parked cars.

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