Ribblehead Viaduct is probably the most famous and iconic of the many feats of Victorian engineering. The Grade II* listed railway line links Settle in North Yorkshire to Carlisle in Cumbria.

Its location in the middle of the Three Peaks makes it one of Yorkshire’s most popular photo stop with visitors. A dramatic man-made sight, it stretches across the dramatic but bleak landscape in comparison. Here are some of our favourite photos from recent visitors...

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The viaduct was built in 1870, with up to 1,000 navvies working on the construction site. The result was the 400m long viaduct with 24 giant arches, spanning across Batty Moss. The building of the viaduct is also the inspiration behind the recent TV drama Jericho.

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Enjoy an impressive walk around the famous landmark, and head to the popular Station Inn to enjoy a local ale after a good long walk. This active day out is an hour's drive from our holiday cottages and a great drive through the Yorkshire Dales for the whole family. En-route, we recommend a stop off at Hardraw Force or Bolton Castle, to see some of the most popular spots in the area.

For keen walkers, Ribblehead Viaduct has good access to the Three Peaks making it excellent for hiking and climbing. For groups looking for luxury large self-catering accommodation nearby, Sun Hill Farmhouse is a popular choice; close to Leyburn, they are just under an hour's drive away.

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