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Tan Hill Inn

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Tan Hill Inn

YDNPA, 2004,

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Tan Hill Inn

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36595

Parish: Muker

OS Grid Reference: NY897067

Dale: Swaledale

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Famous for being the highest pub in Britain, the Tan Hill Inn stands on a number of important historic routes into the northern dales including those used by drovers and packhorse trains. It also lies at the heart of the Tan Hill coal field and once had miners cottages nearby, demolished in the early 20th century. The stone building as it stands today has its origins in the 17th century although it has been altered considerably over the years including extra accommodation built on in 1990. Source: - includes a history of the inn and coalfield. Date accessed 8/3/04.


Public house lying beside Reeth (11 miles) to Brough (10 miles) road. Pennine Way footpath runs past as well.

Public Transport Details

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


Viewable from roadside.

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