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RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT

RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT
RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT

The Ribblehead Viaduct soars 100 feet above the valley and is a landmark in the Yorkshire Dales, just north of Ingleton. It was constructed in the 1870s, the navvies who built it living in shanty towns nearby, few traces of which remain. There are information boards near the viaduct which give a bit of background. A fictional account of its construction was given in the TV series, 'Jericho'. These days, the Ribblehead Viaduct still carries the Carlisle to Settle railway. It is also on the path of many walks and the starting point for the obvious hack up nearby Whernside.

Ribblehead station and the Station Inn are nearby

Location/Address: B6255 north of Ingleton
County: North Yorkshire
Post Code: LA6 3AS
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Tip/Nearby: White Scar Caves, Yorkshire's Three Peaks
Primary Management: Other
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