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Pateley Bridge is a small market town in Nidderdalemarker in the Borough of Harrogatemarker, North Yorkshire, Englandmarker, on the River Niddmarker.Originally a settled as a lead mining village, it takes its name from an 'Pate' - an old Yorkshire dialect word for 'Badger'.

Until 1964 it was the terminus of the railway line running up Nidderdale from Nidd Valley Junction, near Harrogate. Now access is by road, with a semi-regular bus service from Harrogate.

It has the oldest sweet shop in Britainmarker and is the home of the Nidderdale Museummarker.

The last Dales agricultural show of the year, the Nidderdale Show, is held annually on the showground by the River Nidd. The show attracts over 14000 visitors each year.

Stump Cross Cavernsmarker are located just outside the town.


Bed & breakfast houses, church and chapel, garage (Nidderdale Motors), hotels, Nidderdale Museummarker, primary school, public houses, public library, public park, restaurants, secondary school, shops, theatre (Pateley Playhousemarker) and Bewerley Park Centre for outdoor education. Also close by are the Brimham Rocksmarker.

The town also serves as a sporting hub, with several teams competing in football, cricket and crown green bowling.


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