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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.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Leyburn to Visit



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.


Out & About

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.

Days Out around Leyburn.

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)
How to get to Leyburn
Leyburn, A684 off A1, A6108 from Richmond.

Leyburn Tourist Information Centre

  • 4 Central Chambers
    Market Place
    Tel: 01748 828747
Aysgarth Falls Hotel
Aysgarth Falls Hotel Leyburn DL8 3SR

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The Lodge At Leeming Bar
Great North Road Leeming Bar Bedale DL8 1DT

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Richard III Hotel
Richard III Hotel Leyburn DL8 4NP

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Queens Head
Westmoor Lane Leyburn DL8 5ND

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Temple Farm House
Temple Farm, Swinithwaite Leyburn DL84UJ

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The Wyvill Arms
Constable Burton, Nr. Leyburn Leyburn DL8 5LH

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Holiday Cottages
Scott Cottage
Bellerby near Leyburn DL8 5QP
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1 Chestnut Garth
West Witton near Leyburn DL8 4NG
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Jade Cottage
Middleham near Leyburn DL8 4NU
Sleeps 4
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Leyburn Weather
Tuesday 28th April
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Wednesday 29th April
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