Things to do and see in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales



Our lovely local town, click on the above for a tour of Leyburn.  Also look out for the Hunton Steam Fair which is held within 5 minutes walk of the cottage, on the weekend of 7th & 8th September 2019.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019

See the fabulous Tour de Yorkshire 2019 as Bedale hosts the Stage Two finish on Friday 3rd May, only 6 miles away.

Constable Burton

Constable Burton Hall is a handsome Palladian villa standing at the entrance to Wensleydale, within 2 miles of Hunton village.

The Hall stands in extensive woodland and formal gardens which are open to the public from mid-March to mid-September. Stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops and daffodils carpet the woodland walks and garden trails, making it an absolute must for garden and nature lovers alike.

Forbidden Corner

Is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, tunnels, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden. Recently voted the best childrens' attraction in Yorkshire and also "The best 20th Century European Folly". Wonderful for ‘children' of all ages.

Wensleydale Railway

Runs throughout the year between Leeming Bar and Redmire passing through 22 miles of delightful countryside. The train also stops at Bedale, Finghall and Leyburn.

Tennants Auctioneers

Without doubt one of the finest auctioneers in the country. If you are an experienced bidder or just curious, Tennants salerooms , based in nearby Leyburn are well worth a visit.

Jervaulx Abbey

Built in 1156 the ruins of the Cistercian Jervaulx Abbey are close to Middleham. Open throughout the year.

The Tea Pottery

In Leyburn, is just around the corner from Tenants Auction Rooms. A fully working pottery, specialising in teapots, which is open to visitors throughout the year. Free entry.

The Little Chocolate Factory

(Near to The Tea Pottery) For all chocoholics, not to be missed. See the chocolates being made, and choose your favourites to take home.

Black Sheep Brewery

Set in Maham in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the Black Sheep Brewery is the ideal location for a day or evening out. Take a guided tour, have a meal in the Bistro Bar or shop for goodies in the excellent gift shop.

Middleham Castle

Built on the site of an original Norman Motte and Bailey construction, Middleham castle was completed in the 12th Century. Many modifications were made over the years. Middleham castle is famous for being the favourite home of Richard III. Now managed by English Heritage, the castle is open throughout the year. Several special events are run throught the summer months.

The Gallops

On Middleham Low Moor (just outside Middleham village). Each morning the numerous racehorses from stables in and around the village are exercised on ‘The Gallops'. There are fabulous views from Middleham Moor - a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding dales.

Brymoor Ice Cream Parlour

High Jervaulx Farm only 3 miles from Middleham - About thirty flavours of ice-cream in cones, dishes or sundaes - made from the Guernsey milk and cream produced on the farm.

Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill is a restored 19th century state-of-the-art sawmill, complete with Victorian machinery driven by water-powered turbines. Find guided tours, a craft shop and workshops on such skills as wheelwrighting, willow weaving, rag rugging and wood carving.

The Dales Countryside Museum

Housed in the old railway station buildings in Hawes. Find out how people lived and worked in the past and helped shape the unique and treasured landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Schools and groups welcome

Middleham Castle
Gayle Mill