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Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre

Cultural Center · North East England · 323 m
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    Signpost for the Heritage centre
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To get some background on the Swaledale area, a quick stop off at the start/end of your walk today to visit the Heritage Centre is recommended.

This museum sits in the Old Literary Building. There are an interesting collection of display boards and a video that provide insight into life in this region.

More information available here: http://keld.org.uk/ 

Opening hours

Opening hours vary year on year and can be seasonal. To avoid disappointment please check in advance of your visit for opening hours. Be aware that on UK bank holidays and school holidays standard opening hours may differ.

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COVID19 – The impact of the global pandemic is evident for all local businesses over Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Sadly, some pubs/hotels/restaurants/museums may have closed doors for good, some may be temporarily closed, and some may be open but will be operating under local guidance/restrictions from the UK government.

Depending on the dates you are walking, this may effect their normal operating hours, the number of people allowed in their property, the ability to serve customers indoors or outdoors, and in pubs it may even not be possible to serve alcohol at certain times of the day. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you check any pubs/cafe's/museums/tearooms/restaurants own website, social media or give them a call in advance of your visit. (were known we have given you the website and telephone number).

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Update: April 02, 2021

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NY 89289 01108
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54.405324, -2.166512
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54°24'19.2"N 2°09'59.4"W
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30U 554102 6028939
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