From pottery to pullovers
Whether you enjoy treading the cobbles or stomping the High Street, the Yorkshire Dales is big enough and clever enough to have it all. Visit the riverside pottery in Ingleton to pick up some beautiful hand-thrown stoneware or take a trip to Swaledale, still famous for its breed of hardy sheep and associated knitting industry as well as locally-made cheeses. A visit is also an opportunity to see the local craftspeople, farming and business communities keeping this very much a working dale.
Festival of food
Shopping around for food and drink is anything but a chore here. In fact, it's a reason to celebrate with all the cuisine and beer-related festivals going on! There's the Dales Festival of Food and Drink, the Black Sheep Brewery Boots & Beer Festival and the Dentdale Music and Beer Festival to name just three. Lower Wensleydale's main town is Leyburn with its three distinct cobbled squares where the thriving market is held every Friday.You'll never have such a good time stocking up your hamper.
Under the hammer
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.