The village was a farming community until the late 18th century when a few textile mills were built in the village.
Since the decline in the textile industry, Addingham has become mainly a residential village with a retired and commuter community although there are also businesses offering local crafts and services.
Addingham is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village is near to the River Wharfe.
Addingham has a good range of independent shops. Addingham offers clothes, crafts, gifts and other goods.
The village has a Post Office branch.
The village has a pharmacy.
Addingham has a choice of pubs.
Addingham has a selection of places to eat.
Takeaway food outlets in the village include fish and chips, curries, sandwiches.
Addingham has a village hall.
The village has a community library.
There are public toilets in the village.
Places of worship: Anglican, Catholic, Methodist.
Bus travelThe village has buses to neighbouring towns and villages.
Road travelAddingham can be reached via the A65 B6160
Places to visit
Bolton PrioryBolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
The beautiful setting at Bolton Abbey in the
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Skipton Castle is one of England's best restored medieval castles, standing between the town of
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Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Operates from Embsay, about 1.5 miles from Skipton, to Bolton Abbey station about a mile away from the attractive priory ruins and beauty spot beside the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey. The railway runs trains on most days during the summer and at weekends at other times of year, except January. It also has a range of special weekend events, dining trains and footplate and signal box experience courses. Tank engines are the mainstay of steam operations on the line, but the railway also has a collection of historic diesel locomotives. Also running on the line some days is a restored hybrid electric railcar, which was way ahead of its time when built in York in 1903.
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Ilkley Toy MuseumWhitton Croft Road, Ilkley
The museum features one of the finest private collections of toys with exhibits dating from 350BC to the present day. It includes early English wooden dolls and dolls houses, teddy bears, fairground models, tin-plate toys and die-cast vehicles, toy soldiers and cowboys and indians, and toys based on more modern TV characters. The museum opens on weekend afternoons and by appointment to weekday school visits.
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East Riddlesden Hall
The attractive 17th century home of a cloth merchant includes an array of needlework from the era. The house is set in colourful and peaceful gardens with an outdoor discovery garden and children's play area. The property, around 1.5 miles to the north-east of
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Yorkshire Dales National ParkThe Yorkshire Dales National Park starts just north of
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyExtending across an area of 232 square miles (600 sq km), the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty starts at the edge of
Emergency servicesWest Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilAddingham Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
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Metropolitan district council
The City of Bradford authority covers an area extending many miles beyond the city itself, including areas of moorland of The Pennines and Ilkley Moor, parts of Wharfedale and Airedale and the Worth Valley.
The area includes many separate small towns and villages, among them
Councillors are elected across 30 wards with three councillors per ward.
One councillor per ward is elected for a four-year term on each of three years out of four.
City of Bradford MDC website.
Political composition after the May 2022 election:
County strategic authorityWest Yorkshire Combined Authority
Covers some combined services of the five metropolitan district councils of
Operates with elected mayor Tracy Brabin as chairman and as decision-maker for some responsibilities after May 2021 election.
Police and Crime CommissionerThe Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
This role has become one of the many responsibilities of the West Yorkshire elected mayor since May 2021.
Fire AuthorityWest Yorkshire Fire Authority
The fire authority is made up of elected members of each of the five metropolitan district councils of West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees and Wakefield.