infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption= A bird's-eye view of Reeth from
population = 750
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
postcode_district = DL11
Reeth is a small town in
Yorkshire Daleswithin the Richmondshiredistrict of North Yorkshire, Englandand principal settlement of Swaledale. It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
In Saxon times Reeth was only a settlement on the forest edge, but by the time of the Norman Conquest it had grown sufficiently in importance to be noted in the
Later it became a centre for hand-
knittingand the local leadindustry was controlled from here, but it was always a market town for the local farming community. Its eighteenth-century houses and hotels are clustered around a triangular green. The town has three pubs all situated on the green, they are the Black Bull, the Kings Arms and the Buck Hotel. The town is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edgeand Calver Hill.
In May and June every year, Reeth becomes the hub of the
Swaledale Festival, a two-week celebration of small-scale music and guided walks. Additionally on the final Wednesday of August Reeth Show, an agricultural event, is held. In 2012 the show will enter its centenary year.
* [http://www.northyorks.com/reeth.htm Reeth Guide ]
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