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Unspoilt setting

Visited on a cold, foggy day in the Easter holidays with 5 and 7 year old grandsons. They loved the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
SusanWorcestershire
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Worcestershire
Brilliant activities

We spent the day at How Stean doing the big 5 it was an absolutely amazing fun filled day from... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
GaryandJo40
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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How Stean Gorge is a natural wonder. A small tight gorge cutting its way through the limestone with caves, narrow paths and foot bridges. It also has a cafe, camp site and an outdoor activity center that caters for the public from 7 years to 70 + We...more
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Visited on a cold, foggy day in the Easter holidays with 5 and 7 year old grandsons. They loved the Easter bunny hunt and enjoyed crossing the bridges. The rocks were very slippery as we had been warned, but with care we were able to...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We spent the day at How Stean doing the big 5 it was an absolutely amazing fun filled day from start to finish. Everything is really well organised, all the staff & instructors are really friendly & take care of you making sure you have...More

Thank GaryandJo40
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words. You will have to try canyoning next.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

An amazing place for campers! Campsite is clean and well maintained. You are allowed fires and that is the main bit for me when camping. Nothing beats a lovely BBQ in fresh air. Lots of activities available: canoeing, abseiling, gorge walking.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Live local and have visited the gorge many times ,this time though as I was feeling unwell we went just to see the new cafe. Lovely light and airy and the glass floor is great but why can't you sit there? We had to go...More

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HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hi Mandy, I'm glad you liked our new extension, but sorry your visit was not a positive one. Unfortunately we do have restrictions on the use of the new area set out by the European grant assistance we received, and so can't use it as...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for something to eat at the weekend. Excellent service from the team there, really looked after you, made you feel welcome and had some good banter. Had the breakfast sandwiches dipped, you have to have this, so much better than having...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Called in The cafe at How stean Gorge especially to see the new renovation recently completed. Fabulous big space with the most amazing viewing area's which look down into the gorge, it's a really strange but unparalleled experience, you do feel entirely safe...their are 6...More

Thank Lynne W
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HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you so much,glad you enjoyed it and yes please do call again.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My sister and I visited the Gorge on a drive out with my elderly parents, (87 and 90). we visited the café at How Stean which has a wonderful extension built out over the Gorge with huge glass windows to view the spectacular river below....More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We had a fantastic day at How Stean Gorge, we did the Via Ferrata, group of 4, two males and two females, ages from 45 to 60. All equipment was provided, health and safety information given. we had a nice informative walk to the starting...More

1  Thank Jan N
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had two hours of really enjoyable canoeing on the reservoir with Tom late September. He was brilliant with us two ladies and we enjoyed it enormously. When the wind started getting up and we began drifting he took over direction and we did the...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Luke and Adam led our one day family expedition down the River Ure on five canoes and we had a fantastic time. They pitched it absolutely perfectly, with our arriving at Boroughbridge eight minutes after the rain had started! My son and I had an...More

Thank Jonathan A
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Robert H
8 August 2015|
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Response from HowStean | Property representative |
There is space for motor homes but access is up a small single track road. Sorry we do not have hookups.
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Philipbilly
5 July 2015|
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Response from HowStean | Property representative |
There are two local Pubs both called the crown, one in Lofthouse the other at Middlesmoor.
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