Please see below details of some
of the local attractions
Arklemoor Riding Centre - a small equestrian centre just outside Reeth providing
riding opportunitues for experienced and novice riders alike.
The Forbidden Corner - "The Strangest Place in the World" -
Middleham nr Leyburn
Ideal for those with children or adults young or old, this is a special place for everyone. Take
a picnic to enjoy a day out in the middle of the Dales. Walk through secret gardens and castles - look out for little suprises
which might be lurking around the next corner. Please note that you need to book in advance.
historic market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, cobbled market place, monuments and abbeys, the fast flowing
river Swale, and breathtaking scenery. A town that inspires painters and poets, past and present.
Swaledale Folk Museum - Reeth
It is a treasure house of over 500 objects connected with life and work in the dale. The Museum is only a few
yards from Leeside Cottage.
Reeth Show - Held Annually in August
A traditional dales show in picturesque surroundings, Reeth Show in Swaledale, in the Yorkshire
Dales National Park, is a great day out for the whole family, with entertainments, trade stands and a chance to see some of
the best livestock on display. A real treat for everyone, whether you live in the area or are here on holiday.
Yorkshire Museum of Carriages - Aysgarth
Deemed to be the largest collection in Europe and most diverse of horse drawn carriages and waggons/commercial
vehicles. Housed in an ex-water powered cotton mill 3 storeys high, a grade two listed mill of local historical interest (built
1784). All vehicles in their original condition, an insight into travel 100 years ago.
Near the village of Aysgarth the River Ure tumbles over a series of broad limestone steps which are known as Aysgarth Falls.
Although not particularly high the waterfalls are one of Wensleydale's most famous beauty spots (having been featured
in the Kevin Costner film "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves"), with a pleasant riverside walk linking the Upper, Middle
and Lower Falls.
- surrounding area
A wide range of local shops all within 20 mile radius from hand knitted jumpers produced from local
wool to handmade pottery, there is something for everyone.
Situated in the market town of Hawes
in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The only makers of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. The Visitor Centre
incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant. The Creamery have produced
a short video of Wensleydales top sights and attractions which can be viewed from their home page:
Barnard Castle is a historic thriving market town, which developed in the protective shadow of Bernard Balliol's castle.
Built on a fine defensive site in 1125, the castle is in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.
skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's East Cliff. Spreading below Whitby, a maze
of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside. From the old town of Whitby, 199 steps lead up to the parish
church of St. Mary, whose churchyard on Whitby's East Cliff gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous
book, Dracula .
Cycling in the Dales
There are great opportunities to explore the Yorkshire Dales by bike, both on its network of minor roads and for mountain
bikers on the byways, bridleways and ‘green lanes’ that cross the area. The Dales are known as one of the UK’s
finest adventurous mountain biking areas. There are over 800 km (500 miles) of bridleways, byways and green lanes to explore,
often taking you up into remote moorland. Tough climbs and technical descents, all in remote, unspoilt countryside Opportunities
for road cyclists range from short routes along the valley bottoms which are suitable for most families with some cycling
experience to the 210 km (130 mile) Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way which will challenge even the most hardened rider.
Bikes can be hired nearby from "Dales Bikes"