Population: 2153 Grid Reference: SE155655 Coordinates: 54.085, -1.762
Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale The small market town of Pateley Bridge is the 'capital' of Nidderdale. The 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' which was founded in 1827 can be found here. Well worth a visit is the Nidderdale Museum which is housed in a former workhouse is well stocked with exhibits depicting rural life in Nidderdale and the surrounding area.
A railway served Pateley Bridge until 1964 when it was closed as part of the "Beeching Axe".

Main Street, Pateley Bridge
The Nidderdale Show held in September is one of the last agricultural shows in the North Yorkshire calender. Sometimes known locally as the Pateley Feast or Nidderdale Rant, the show features the usual exhibits of livestock, farmyard machinery, produce, trade stands and entertainment for all the family. The show takes place on the 'morrow of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary' which is the Monday following the first Sunday after (but not on) the 17th of September, therefore it does not take place before 19th September.

Another view of the Main Street
Pateley Bridge