Middleham - Leyburn 2.5 miles, Richmond 12 miles, Ripon 18 miles & Harrogate 30 miles.

 

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat.

 

The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family?

 

All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale by car or on foot or even by cycling the "Tour de Yorkshire" route which went through the heart of Middleham. We are also within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.