Dating back to the 9 century, this display of Islamic splendour rising up from its forested hilltop roost, with its ornamental architecture, cascading fountains and enchanting gardens, is the jewel in the city’s crown.
But there are other, no less dazzling, gems in this mystical, exotic city.
This fame has not changed Askrigg in any way: it has remained a typical Dales village with a couple of shops, a tea room, 3 pubs serving bar meals, and an excellent restaurant and has left nearby Hawes with its wider range of shops, amenities and visitor attractions to develop as the main tourist centre of the Dale. "Grenada" lies set back from the road in the quieter part of Askrigg and has been converted into a comfortable, self contained cottage for 2.
As a legacy of its past history there are some elegant 17th and 18th Century houses to admire and the village has a cobbled market place complete with market cross and bull ring! All linen - sheets, pillowcases, tea towels, tablecloths, towels - included in the rent. The compact accommodation is warm, well equipped and absolutely everything is included in the rent...
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Single and available Grenada girls are just a few clicks away.The woodturner (now retired) is a friendly former local schoolmaster who had turned a useful hobby into an interesting part time occupation. He lives with his wife in "Grenada", a house dating from 1782 and bearing the unusual Caribbean name by virtue of a previous owner who dabbled in the slave trade. The documents are in French, reflecting the fact that colonial control of Grenada changed hands several times during the time period of this collection.Included are deeds of sale, account records for running the plantation, inventories, survey reports about the property, total amount of rum and molasses produced, and detailed account books of profits and expenses, as well as letters and copies of letters, powers of attorney, a 1756 marriage contract, and a hand drawn folio map.