Looking every bit as quaint as its name*, the picturesque village of Appletreewick is situated in Lower Wharfedale near the end of Skyredale below the towering crags of Simon's Seat in the southern part of the Yorkshire Dales. [* = Known locally as "Aptrick", the name Appletreewick actually means the "village by the apple trees".]
A former resident of the village was Sir William Craven, who went on to become Lord Mayor of London.
The river Wharfe (pictred above) passes close by the village, and there is a popular spot for wild swimming where visitors come to cool off in the summer.
Nearby attractions include the pretty village of Burnsall, Bolton Abbey and the Strid, Barden Tower, Barden Bridge as well as Parceval Hall, Trollerdale and the reputedly haunted limestone gorge of Troller's Gill.
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