Visit Leyburn - Wensleydale's Larger Market Town

Discover Leyburn

At the heart of Wensleydale lies the gateway town of Leyburn, “A Town for all Seasons”. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, unusual local shops and cafés, traditional pubs and a weekly market on Fridays, it’s an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, or just watching the world go by.

Leyburn is the perfect base for any visit to the Yorkshire Dales. There are two supermarkets, as well as several takeaways and a convenience store open until late.

Unlike a lot of places, there is a lot of free parking in Leyburn, as well as a pay and display car park, making the town very car-friendly, for those travelling through: it’s always a good bet for a stop-off on any visit to the Yorkshire Dales.

Places to Stay

Also see our Leyburn hotels page.

Bumblebee Cottage

Bumblebee Cottage, 2 Yore Mill, Church Bank, Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3DR

South View, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4EA, United Kingdom

Tiplady Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 3EL, United Kingdom

The Round House, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4NS, United Kingdom

The Gatehouse, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4NS, United Kingdom

White Swan Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4PF, United Kingdom

The Bothy, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4HB, United Kingdom

Spring Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4RB, United Kingdom

Prospect House, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4PF, United Kingdom

Prospect House

Leyburn, DL8 3SZ, United Kingdom

Pennycress Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 5EA, United Kingdom

Old Hall Byre

Leyburn, DL8 4BD, United Kingdom

Myrtle Cottage, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4LY, United Kingdom

Middle Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4NT, United Kingdom

Kitten Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4LP, United Kingdom

Kelda Garthr (Tranquil Garden)

Leyburn, DL8 4RB, United Kingdom

Hope Cottage, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4LP, United Kingdom

Heanor House

Leyburn, DL8 5EL, United Kingdom

Fieldfare Lodge

Leyburn, DL8 5HE, United Kingdom

East Stonelea

Leyburn, DL8 3AE, United Kingdom

Deerclose West Farmhouse, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4TS, United Kingdom


Leyburn, DL8 4NP, United Kingdom

Daisy Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 5AE, United Kingdom

Cartmel Cottage, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4PF, United Kingdom

Barn House

Leyburn, DL8 3AN, United Kingdom

Alpine Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4DD, United Kingdom

6 Riverdale

Leyburn, DL8 3GA, United Kingdom

The Old Chapel Leyburn

1 Old Chapel Railway Street, Leyburn, DL8 5AY, United Kingdom

The Jonas Centre

The Jonas Centre Redmire, Leyburn, DL8 4EW, United Kingdom

The Black Swan Hotel

28 Market Place, Leyburn, DL8 5AS, United Kingdom

Rock View, Wensleydale

Preston Under Scar, Leyburn, DL8 4AJ, United Kingdom

Queens Head, Finghall

Westmoor Lane, Leyburn, DL8 5ND, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Sunshine Cottage

Preston-under-Scar, Leyburn, DL8 4AJ, United Kingdom

Haven House

Haven House, Leyburn, DL8 5BJ, United Kingdom

Grove House

8 Grove Square, Leyburn, DL8 5AE, United Kingdom

Pictures of Leyburn

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Leyburn on the Map

Most larger roads into Wensleydale lead through Leyburn: the A6108 from Richmond and the A684 from Bedale and Northallerton both converge on Leyburn’s pretty marketplace.

FAQs About Leyburn

Where Next?

Staying in Leyburn gives you access to the surrounding area of Wensleydale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, all of which can use up a full visit. At the top of Wensleydale, Hawes is well worth a visit, and in the other direction, you’ll find Richmond and Swaledale. If you’re returning via the A1, be sure to stop in at Bedale, which is another lovely North Yorkshire market town that’s got a charm of it’s own.

Where should I park in Leyburn?

The main market place has free parking, as does Commercial Square (the smaller cobbled area across from the marketplace, next to Campbells supermarket, and the Bolton Arms. There is also a chunk of free parking in Grove Square, which is along the A6108 towards Richmond slightly, next to the Kind’s Head. On busy days, and market days (Fridays) you’ll find it’s easiest to get a space in the pay-and-display car park, which is found up an alley off the marketplace, alongside the Golden Lion Hotel.

Where next?

Head to Richmond or Masham for more shops and markets.