Leyburn, at the entrance to Wensleydale, where the cheese was named after. You can follow Wensleydale by driving along the A684, a great drive ending up in Kendle, Cumbria.
Leyburn itself is a small market town on the River Ure, the open-air market is still held on Fridays. It has one of the largest auction rooms in England, Tennants, on the local Business Park, viewing Fridays, sale Saturdays if you are interested. There is a good range of local shops in the town, including craft shops.
The town is linked to its neighbour, Middleham, by a bridge, built in 1829, over the river. The bridge was built as suspension bridge, but was rebuilt after it collapsed.
For a good view of the dales, take a walk along the limestone terrace called the 'Shawl', near the market place, it was the escape route of Mary Queen Of Scots.
Middleham Castle A large ruined castle which was the childhood home of Richard III.
Bolton Castle Have a fun day out at this historic castle.
Constable Burton Hall Gardens Visit these woodland gardens around a Palladian private house.
Middleham Visit this small town on your travels.
Forbidden Corner An intriguing folly with gardens to admire.
Jervaulx Abbey 4.7 miles A ruined abbey in a nice setting.
Brymor Real Dairy Ice Cream 5.4 miles Off to taste the ice cream !
Aysgarth Falls Enjoy one of the most popular places in the Dales.
Up to Richmond for the castle and tea.
Towns Near Leyburn To Visit - straight line distance:Richmond (7.56 miles) Masham (9.16 miles) Bedale (9.65 miles) Pateley Bridge (15.71 miles)