Aysgarth is a village in the Yorkshire Dales best known for its beautiful waterfalls. Having featured in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves as the scene for a battle between Robin Hood and Little John, the falls are spectacular and are well serviced by a national park visitor centre with car parking, toilets, cafe and EV charging points.
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Attractions in Aysgarth
Aysgarth’s main attraction is the falls, but there’s lots more to see and do nearby:
Accommodation in Aysgarth
Aysgarth is well served by a range of accommodation including hotels, B&B’s and camping.
How long is the walk around Aysgarth Falls?
Very short – just 500m from the main visitor car park, down a steep and winding, but well maintained, footpath. It is rocky in some parts. There are other longer routes to walk.
How much does it cost to go to Aysgarth Falls?
The falls themselves are free to visit, but the main visitor car park has charges.
Can you swim in Aysgarth Falls?
At the height of summer, the water levels drop far enough to wade and swim in parts of the falls. However, all the usual advice on safe river swimming applies: https://www.rlss.org.uk/water-safety-for-open-water-swimming