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.


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.


Pictures of Leyburn


Places to Stay

Queens Head, Finghall

Westmoor Lane, Leyburn, DL8 5ND, United Kingdom

The Bolthole

12 Railway Street, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BB

Starfall

Yore Mill, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

South View, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4EA, United Kingdom

Wedgewood Cottage

Leyburn, DL8 4NS, 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

Demonicus

Leyburn, DL8 4NP, United Kingdom

Deerclose West Farmhouse, Leyburn

Leyburn, DL8 4TS, 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

Host & Stay – Sunshine Cottage

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

Things to Do

Aysgarth Falls Tourist Information Centre

Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop

2 Kelberdale Court, Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AW

Wensleydale Railway – Leyburn

Leyburn Station, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5ET

Wensleydale Experience

Berry’s Farm Shop and Cafe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4UH

Berry’s Farm Shop & Cafe

Swinithwaite, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4UH

Yore Mill Craft Shop and Gallery

Yore Mill, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

Middleham Castle

Castle Hill, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4QR

The Forbidden Corner

Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ

The Queens Head Finghall

Finghall, North Yorkshire, DL8 5ND

Yorkshire Tea Party

Keld Heads, Wensley Station, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4AF

Yorebridge House

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3EE

Thirteen

13 Railway Street, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BB

The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LS

The Saddle Room

Tupgill Park, Coverdale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ

The Sandpiper Inn

Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AT

The Friars Head, at Akebar Park

Akebar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LY

The Fox & Hounds Inn

West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4JY

The Fox and Hounds

Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LP

The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms, Carleton In Coverdale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4BB

The Crown Inn

Main Street, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3HQ

The Cross Keys

Bellerby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5QS

The Coppice Cafe

Aysgarth Falls National Park, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH

Street Head Inn Pub and Restaurant

Newbiggin-in-bishopdale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TE

Serendipity Interiors

Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AQ

Penley’s Cafe & Bistro

Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BJ

Mill Race Teashop

Yore Mill, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

Manor Cafe

Manor Farm, Bellerby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5QH

Humble Pie Fawcett & Guy

Market Place, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3HL

Falls End Bar and Restaurant

Westholme Bank, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SP

Corn Mill Tea Room

The Newkin, Bainbridge, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3EH

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3EL

Wilfords of Leyburn

14 Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BG

Uncles Creative Workshop

Uncles Farmhouse, Walden, West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LF

The Yorkshire Hamper Company

25 Dale Way, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LE

Tennants Auctioneers & The Garden Rooms at Tennants

The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG

A lot of the things to do marked as Leyburn are in the surrounding towns and villages – you can note this from their addresses in the list above. Open any listing for more information.


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.