St Oswalds stands on ground which has been consecrated as a place of worship since before 1180. Now a Grade I Listed building, the Church hosts a variety of services (for details click on the picture to visit their website), is open daily to look around, hosts music, drama and other social events.
The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre is an unique place to visit, full of history, heritage, and heaps of Wensleydale cheese-fuelled fun!
Take a trip back in time to where Wensleydale cheese-making began as you explore the museum, enjoy the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience and see the cheese being made in the creamery. Then pop into the Wensleydale Cheese Shop & Deli or Gift Shop.
From classic Humble Pie-style farmhouse cookery and beautiful baking to speciality gluten free & vegetarian days, you will come away with a real sense of achievement and recipes you will use for years to come. There’s full days, half days, evenings & short sessions. Working in small groups of up to 6 people, it’s a perfect experience to share with friends or go along on your own and make new ones! Always see if they’ve last minute availability or a cancellation. Click for leaflet
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.
Home of England`s largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 foot drop and is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn. The Inn's extensive 15 acre grounds continue along Hardraw Beck taking in the spectacular narrow gorge of Hardraw Scaur. Around this pleasant paths wind through ancient woodland, crossing the Beck over oak footbridges. At the head of the gorge the impressive Hardraw Force, best seen after heavy rain, drops 100 feet from an overhanging ledge.
Bolton Castle is a spectacular medieval fortress situated in the heart of Wensleydale, with stunning views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Castle is extremely well preserved with approximately one third of the rooms still intact and the rest of the Castle fully accessible giving great insight into its turbulent past. The authentic and atmospheric room displays show Castle life as it would have been in for the different members of the Castle community from the archers, cooks and monks to Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord and Lady Scrope.
The Wensleydale Railway is a tourist and heritage line starting at the County town of Northallerton to Redmire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing through the Georgian market town of Bedale and the Dales market town of Leyburn, with constantly changing scenery, from the arable lands of the Vale of Mowbray in the east to hills of the Yorkshire Dales in the west.
This small family run business invites visitors to observe the various processes involved in the manufacture of candles including traditional dipping techniques and casting methods. They have been making candles since 1971 and in 1978 moved to the old watermill by the waterfall in the quiet village of Wensley.
The Hall stands in extensive woodland and formal gardens which are open to the public from mid-March to mid-September. Stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops and daffodils carpet the woodland walks and garden trails, making it an absolute must for garden and nature lovers alike.