Leyburn is a thriving market town situated in Wensleydale and is the gateway to the Dales National Park. It’s the perfect location for your cottage in the dales with easy access to the beautiful Northern Dales. The town also provides all the facilities and amenities you will require right on the doorstep.
Fall in love with this truly scenic, tourist friendly destination that still functions as a traditional Yorkshire market town. Join the locals in the large main square on Fridays to sample the best of the region''s produce and pretty craft stalls. The Auction Mart is a definite must-see to experience the livestock sales that form the backbone of the farming economy.
The best way to explore this region is by foot, with routes leaving from the town centre in all directions. First stop is the famous Leyburn Shawl, a pinewood ridge offering extensive views across the rolling hills of Wensleydale. From here, it is possible to walk to Bolton Castle, an exceptionally well preserved medieval castle. Indeed, many of the best historical landmarks are within walking distance, which makes getting around a breeze.
Railway enthusiasts can take a ride on the heritage Wensleydale Railway for the popular scenic route to Redmire, or hop on the Wensleydale Vintage bus for a unique way to travel between the country towns. There are some fabulous Dales tearooms, such as Warlands in Leyburn, where you can to sample some very local home-cooked food, including the all-important Wensleydale cheese sandwich.
Looking for holiday cottages in Leyburn will reward you with traditional, Yorkshire country living. It really is the most authentic way to experience this picture-perfect destination. Let Leyburn transport you back to a golden age or invigorate and cheer with exhilarating landscapes, chic shops and cosy pubs.