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Dent is a tiny village of stone cottages and cobbled streets close to the head of Dentdale, about five miles southeast of Sedbergh. It has two pubs, cafΓ©s, an art gallery, a blacksmith shop, a campsite and a few B&Bs. The local museum, the Dent Heritage Centre, houses an eclectic collection of artefacts relating to life in the valley over the last few centuries.

The Dales Way

The Dales Way, an 80-mile walking route from Ilkley to Windermere, skirts the edge of the village as it follows the River Dee downstream. For walkers with their sights set on higher things, Whernside, the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales, can be climbed from Dent. Whernside is also one of the notorious three peaks.

Dent Station

Dent Station, England’s highest mainline railway station, is served by the Settle to Carlisle Railway but is more than four miles from the village.

Places to stay

The George and Dragon

Stay in the heart of this beautiful Dales Village, just a few miles from Sedberge. This traditional English pub has comfortable rooms serving food and drink, providing a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

The George and Dragon at the heart of Dent

Enjoy hearty homecooked meals and a full English breakfast before heading out for the day. A good selection of ale is available in the taphouse for Dent Brewery with a friendly crew of staff. You will find plenty of parking and free WIFI. What more can you need?

The Restaurant – George and Dragon

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Opening Times:

Monday, Thursday – Saturday 5 pm – 8 pm

Sunday 12 pm-7 pm

Monday, Thursday & Friday 4 pm-Close

Saturday:12 pm – Close

Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm


Address: Main Street, Dent, Sedbergh LA10 5QL