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7. Dent Village and Heritage Centre

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Dent Village and Heritage Centre

When you think of Yorkshire you might think of tea rooms, pubs and real ale, cobbled streets and stone cottages, which is exactly what you'll get here.

Sample some of Britain's best real ale at the Dent local brewery. There are plenty of arts and craft shops, and Dent makes the perfect walking base for this part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Dent is the birthplace of Victorian geologist Professor Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873). "Hitherto I have never turned a stone; henceforth I will leave no stone unturned," said Sedgwick. He was a popular teacher who opened his lectures to women, and recognised as establishing geology as a science. Sedgwick saw Darwin's philosophy as a dangerous attempt to 'make us independent of a creator'.

A memorial fountain commemorates him in the centre of the village Sedgwick Museum

Now for something completely silly - the terrible knitters of Dent. They knitted everywhere and anywhere and had a peculiar method of knitting which became well known. If you got married in the area you could expect a special gift of knitting needle engraved with a message!

Dent Village and Heritage Centre Address:
Dent Village Heritage Centre
Dent
Nr, Sedbergh
LA10 5QJ
England, UK

Dent Village Heritage Centre Opening Times:
11.00am to 4.00pm, 7 days a week
 
Dent Village Heritage Centre Admission:
Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.75

T  +44 (0)1539 625800

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