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The pretty village of Ramsgill on the banks of the River Nidd and is situated at the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south-east of Lofthouse and near to Gouthwaite Reservoir, a nature reserve and site of Special Scientific Interest that is popular with bird-watchers.


Ramsgill is chiefly known for the Yorke Arms, a historic eighteenth century coaching house and shooting lodge, now a Michelin-starred restaurant on the village green. With an award winning kitchen, the restaurant has a firm reputation for excellent food with a creative flair.

The village church of St Mary the Virgin dates to 1842. In the twelft century the monks of Byland Abbey built a large Grange at Ramsgill. The remains of their chapel can be seen behind the east end of the present church. From a seat in the churchyard there are lovely views over Gouthwaite Reservoir with its fascinating bird life.

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