Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village sited on the main A65 road twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), and four miles from the historic market town of Settle.
To the north the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales; to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland. To find us on the map, click here.
The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with many footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills. Long Preston has just over three hundred households, and is a friendly community with many residents working in the village, as well as commuting to the neighbouring towns.
The village boasts two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine: The Maypole Inn by the Maypole Green which, following the retirement of Robert & Elspeth Palmer, now has new hosts- Richard and Shirley,
The residents organise a wide range of village clubs and activities, many centred on the Village Hall.
The annual May Day celebrations are a popular event, with maypole dancing on the village green, and stalls and displays on the village and school playing fields.
The railway station on the edge of the village gives access to Skipton, Bradford and Leeds in one direction and to Settle, Carnforth and Carlisle in the other. There is also an hourly bus service to Skipton and to Settle.