From the striking limestone 'shawl' to nearby Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn is best explored on foot, and the town's network of bridleways and paths are a perfect place to start. When you're ready to rest your legs and take a break, take a detour to the local chocolatier and the quaint tea rooms, or bid for a bargain at the town's antique auctions. Fun-loving families should look no further than the nearby 'Forbidden Corner' or a trip on the scenic Wensleydale Railway to Redmire.
Completed in 1399 by Richard le Scrope, Chancellor of England to Richard II, its scars bear testament to over 600 years of fascinating history including involvement in the Pilgrimage of Grace, Mary Queen of Scots imprisonment and a Civil War siege so a trip to Bolton Castle is worth it for both the myriad of historical tales it can tell, but also to explore what was a major part of ITV1's TV show, The Dales.
A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a 4-acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Temple of the Underworld, the Eye of the Needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues. At every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. A day out with a difference which will challenge and delight children of all ages.
The Little Chocolate Shop first made chocolates in the mill buildings at Aysgarth Fall. Due to its enormous popularity they have moved to The Leyburn Business Park and now provide a dedicated factory for the production of delicious hand-made chocolates. They are open from Monday to Saturday for you to experience the whole fascinating process and to answer all your chocolatey questions!
With over one hundred Fine Art, Country House, Antiques & Interiors and Specialist Collectors' sales a year, Tennants Auctioneers is well-established as one of the leading regional auction houses in the country. The acclaimed, purpose-built auction house in Leyburn boasts three salerooms, viewing areas, a mezzanine gallery and conference rooms for specialist sales, exhibitions and events.
Looking for a small but perfectly formed get away, then the Old School House Arts & Community Centre have weekly film showings, in the 60-seat auditorium appeal to all age groups.