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.

Haven House

Haven House, Leyburn, DL8 5BJ, United Kingdom

The Old Chapel Leyburn

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

Bumblebee Cottage

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


Covercote, Cover Cote, Horsehouse, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TS, United Kingdom

Sunshine Cottage

Sunshine Cottage, Sunshine Cottage, Preston under Scar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4AJ, United Kingdom

66 Dale Grove

66 Dale Grove, 66 Dale Grove, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5GA, United Kingdom

Heanor House

Heanor House, 6A St. Matthews Terrace, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5EL, United Kingdom

Daisy Cottage

Daisy Cottage, Daisy Cottage, Grove Square, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AE, United Kingdom

Pennycress Cottage

Pennycress Cottage, 2 Crown Court, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5EA, United Kingdom

East Stonelea

East Stonelea, East Stonelea, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3AE, United Kingdom

Prospect House

Prospect House, Prospect House, Thoralby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SZ, United Kingdom

Sunnyside Cottage

Sunnyside Cottage, Coldstorms Farm, Downholme, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AF, United Kingdom

Oak Lodge House

Oak Lodge House, Jenkins Garth, Leyburn, DL8 5SP, 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

8 Quarry Hills

8 Quarry Hills Lane, Leyburn, DL8 5EJ, United Kingdom

Queens Head, Finghall

Westmoor Lane, Leyburn, DL8 5ND, United Kingdom

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

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.