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Northern Dales towns and villages

From sleepy villages such as Aysgarth to the bustle of the market towns Hawes and Leyburn, the Northern Dales have something for everyone.

Askrigg

The village of Askrigg in Wensleydale was used as a location in 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

Aysgarth

Aysgarth village is a sleepy little roadside settlement in Wensleydale. It has a pub, tea rooms, a remarkable rockery garden and nearby waterfalls.

Hawes

Hawes is a small market town in Wensleydale. With many popular visitor attractions, it also makes a great base to explore the Dales.

Leyburn

This fine market town in Wensleydale makes an excellent base for exploring the eastern Dales.

Middleham

Middleham in Wensleydale is famous for its 12th century castle. There are many interesting shops to explore based around two market squares.

Reeth

Reeth in Swaledale enjoys a magnificent setting on a plateau above the river, surrounded by a great panorama of hills and moors.

Richmond

Richmond is just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is one of the most architecturally-rich towns in northern England.

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