Just A Few Of Our Places To Visit

We have some wonderful waterfalls in and around the Dales, including one right here in the village. Mill Gill Force and High Force are around a ten/fifteen minute walk from here and there’s a great circular walk you can do in around 2 hours or the route can be shortened if needs be. There’s a map in the front of your information pack with the bridleways and paths on, feel free to use these, but please could you replace them for the next guests to enjoy and use.

Aysgarth Falls

These are around 4½ miles away and can be reached by car or on foot. They are truly spectacular, especially when we have had lots of rain! There’s the middle falls and the lower falls, the later being used in the filming of Kevin Costner’s “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.

   

Hardraw Falls

This can be found behind the “George & Dragon” pub in Hardraw. There is a small charge to see it and you can only reach it by going through the pub, but its well worth the small charge. It’s a dramatic straight drop and was used in a famous shampoo advert.

   

West Burton Falls

A very pretty waterfall within a very pretty village, set around an original village green, about 6 miles away, heading back towards Leyburn. Be sure to visit the little “Blacksmiths” antique shop and the Cat Pottery while you are there, well worth a browse.

   
 

Markets

Hawes market in on a Tuesday every week.
 
Leyburn Market is on a Friday every week.

 
 
Bolton Castle

This is a wonderful, unspoilt castle which has been and still is, owned by the same family who originally had it built. It housed Mary Queen of Scots for a while under house arrest. Very interesting and pretty with well laid medieval Gardens and breathtaking views. Please see enclosed brochure for opening times and more details.
   
Richmond Castle

In ruin but well worth a visit, as is the town of Richmond.
   
Skipton Castle

Again set within a beautiful Market village, Skipton Castle is the most complete and best preserved Medieval Castle in England. Please see enclosed leaflet for opening times.
   
Swaledale

A beautiful Dale, very different to Wensleydale, not quite as dramatic a landscape, but still pretty and green. One single road runs through the dale passing through the villages of Thwaite (excellent tearoom & restaurant can be found here in Kearton Guest House) onto Muker which has a tearoom, pub, woollen workshop, then continuing to Gunnerside, Low Row, Healaugh and finally onto Reeth and Grinton. Reeth is a lovely village surrounding the green, with a few tearooms, an ice-cream parlour, pubs and a few shops and craft workshops.

The Bridge Inn at Grinton is well worth a visit offering really good pub grub and the Church is a gem. Beware of the roads over the tops to reach Swaledale, they can be treacherous in bad weather, so head out on a good day and the views will be even more breathtaking on a clear day.

If you enjoy walking, there are some fabulous walks in Swaledale, we have a few books that can be borrowed and the “Corpse Walk” is one not to miss.

 
 
Kiplin Hall

Found on the outskirts of Richmond, Kiplin Hall was built in the 1620’s. Its design is unique in Jacobean Architecture and it contains examples of work from the 19th Century Arts & crafts movement.
   
Barnard Castle

Is a lovely Market town where you will find lots of lovely antique shops, tearooms and of course the fantastic Bowes Museum, well worth a visit and a very pretty journey approx 30 miles away.
   
Jervaulx Abbey

12th Century Cistercian Monastery. An enchanting, charming, atmospheric ruin set within wonderful grounds, halfway between Masham and Leyburn.
   
Robert Nicholls & Judith Bromley Art Studio, Askrigg
 
Both Artists live and work in Askrigg and their studio can be found on the opposite side of the road to the Crown pub at the top of the village. Usually open on a Wednesday from April onwards.

Rob specialises in landscapes and usually include images of wildlife from around the dales, especially birds and sheep.
Judy specialises in large landscapes and small flower studies.

Both have held many exhibitions and have had books published which include pieces of their work.