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.

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.


Yorecroft, Aysgarth, DL8 3AH, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Bumblebee Cottage

2 Yore Mill Cottage, Aysgarth, DL8 3SR, United Kingdom

Aysgarth Falls Hotel & Restaurant

Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Aysgarth, DL8 3SR, United Kingdom

The Hut in the Orchard @ Yorecroft

Yorecroft Aysgarth, Aysgarth, DL8 3AH, United Kingdom

Stow House

Aysgarth, Aysgarth, DL8 3SR, United Kingdom

George & Dragon

Aysgarth North Yorkshire, Aysgarth, DL8 3AD, United Kingdom


Leyburn, Aysgarth, DL8 3AE, United Kingdom

Colman’s of Aysgarth Town Ends

Town Ends, Aysgarth, DL8 3AQ, United Kingdom

Aysgarth Nook by Maison Parfaite – Luxury Holiday Home with Hot Tub

Aysgarth Nook Main Street, Aysgarth, DL8 3AH, United Kingdom

Church View, Aysgarth – modern self contained, with amazing views.

Church View, Aysgarth, Aysgarth, DL8 3SR, United Kingdom

Aysgarth FAQ’s

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

Aysgarth on the map

Where next?

Head updale to Hawes, through Bishopdale to Kettlewell and Grassington (a challenging road) or downdale to the relative comforts of Leyburn & Richmond.