Aysgarth is a sleepy little Yorkshire village not to be missed. And, just outside the village is Aysgarth Falls which is one of Wensleydale's best-loved attractions.
The famous Aysgarth Falls are an impressive spot, where the River Ure hurls itself over three massive rocky steps; the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls. The upper and middle fall was featured in a key scene with Kevin Costner in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and are certainly the most eye-catching.
Nearby by there is a wooded valley boasting wild flowers and many woodland walking trails laid out for visitors, with spectacular views along the way. Look out for any dormice, which are thriving in the woods too!
The falls are on private land, so an honesty box is in place. Find out more about the Falls at the National Park Centre which is next door to a delicious café, well known for its delicious home-made cakes! The Aysgarth Falls visitor centre is also stocked with guides on local walks to help you make the most out of your visit. Find Out More
If you wish to walk further, there are many walks through the woods to Carperby, West Burton and Castle Burton as well as riverside walks to Askrigg and Bainbrige. Aysgarth Village is small but with plenty of amenities; there's two pubs, a shop for bike hire, and tearoom. The church is worth a visit, as it is home to a stunning screen saved from Jervaulx Abbey after the great ransacking by Henry VII.
Finish your day exploring with a local ale in the Aysgarth Falls Hotel. Or if you fancy a real treat, you should definitely reserve a table at the award-winning Wensleydale Heifer. It's an award-winning seafood restaurant fit for any occasion. In the Fish Bar there is a less formal environment for lunch or dinner.
Aysgarth is well worth a visit when you're in accommodation near to the Yorkshire Dales. It is only a short drive from Sun Hill Farm, our luxury holiday homes located in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, and half an hour from Richmond.
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