Richmond Castle 6 miles
With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England it is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain.
Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden. The castle’s fun and exciting events programme will give you the perfect chance to enjoy live action events and don’t forget to bring a picnic.If you are in the area why not visit nearby Middleham Castle, the favourite childhood home of Richard III, or explore Barnard Castle and discover more action packed days out in the Dales?
Jervaulx Abbey 12 miles
Founded in 1156, Jervaulx Abbey was once a great Cistercian monastery.
Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin, allowed to flourish by its private owners with wild flowers and plants freely exploring its many nooks and crannies.
Set in the midst of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Jervaulx Abbey's dramatic and yet tranquil ambience has won the hearts of many of its visitors. We hope that this website presents a flavour of the Abbey's special qualities and acts as a source of inspiration for past and future visitors.
Theakstons Brewery 13 miles
If you’ve read your history, then you’ll know that it all started when Robert Theakston leased the Black Bull Inn and brewhouse in Masham.
In 1875 his son, Thomas, built the famous brewery that stands on an area of Masham known as “Paradise Fields”. Hence “The Black Bull in Paradise” Visitor Centre.
Visit Masham to witness the creation of Ales first hand – to experience the flavours and aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast for yourself.
In fact, with a trained guide, you’ll be able to follow the entire brewing process: from blending the ingredients, through filling the casks, to the craft of the cooper as straight pieces of oak are formed into curved staves to create a sublime vessel that holds a precise measure of beer.
Black Sheep Brewery 13 miles
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the Black Sheep Brewery is the ideal place to visit for a day or evening out. Why not take one of our guided tours of our brewery and find out how we brew our famous ales?
Aysgarth Falls 18 miles
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.
High Force 34 miles
Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham.
From its rise as a trickle, high on the heather covered fells at the top of the North Pennines, to the top of the whin sill rock at Forest -in-Teesdale, the River Tees steadily grows and gathers pace, then it suddenly and spectacularly drops 21 metres into the plunge pool below.
Beamish 42 miles
The Town, Pit Village & Colliery Yard, Home Farm, Pockerley Old Hall and Pockerley Waggonway are all open and steam train passenger rides can be taken at Rowley Station on weekends.