Please take a moment to view this video about the Leyburn local area.
On our Doorstep
There is so much to do around the area of Sunnyridge Argill Farm. Starting in close proximity:
Harmby waterfall is just 400 metres away in the village. Take a circular 4 mile walk from here.
Only half a mile between ourselves and Leyburn market town, is Tennants Auction House & brand new Garden Rooms, an extension offering Exhibition space for themselves and other Art forms, a stage for concerts and event space ‘The Cloisters’, plus an excellent Cafe and Restaurant. It is somewhere for everyone at any time. It is a glamorous place.
Visit The Little Chocolate Shop with Cafe, and other units open for business on the park, on your way into Leyburn continue on to the Garden Centre in the yard next to Wensleydale Railway Station.
Trips between Redmire, and Bedale and on to Northallerton throughout the summer season.
Within Leyburn there are unique independent shops and boutiques (including Campbell’s – famous for having a wide selection of connoisseur wines and spirits and regular evening tasting events, as well as its own butchers and delicatessen), a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Leyburn also has it’s own Friday market including a livestock mart.
Across the valley, Middleham town not only has a castle, home of Richard III, but is also the top racehorse training centre in the north. Watch the horses on the gallops or book a private visit. The stable’s Open Day is held on Good Friday.
(Go Racing at Catterick, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby, Redcar & York)
Just 2 miles outside of Middleham, visit “The Forbidden Corner“ – Award winning family attraction, now with The Saddle Room Restaurant on the same country estate.
Jervaulx Abbey and Tea Rooms (recently licensed for weddings).
Brymor Ice cream Parlour – ever-popular and expanding brand – 5 miles away.
The route of 2014’s Tour de France Grande Depart came through most of the aforementioned places.
Cycle hire and servicing is available in Leyburn.
Events In Leyburn
Annual events include:
- The Wensleydale Tournament of Song (March)
- The Annual Dales Festival of Food & Drink – June 18th-19th 2016 (new date and venue).
- The Annual 40’s Vintage Weekend from July 23rd-24th 2016.
- The Wensleydale Agricultural Show in August (Bank Holiday Saturday).
was the original market town in the middle ages, hence Wensleydale’s title.
It has an ancient church worth a visit, and is home to the Candle Makers Workshop in an old mill next to the Three Horseshoes pub with an attractive village green. Pubs in most villages serve food, there are many walking routes, easy riverside walks, along escarpments, or more difficult routes over hills and moors. This area is also popular with fishermen along the river Ure or Cover.
There is an Award winning Farm Shop – “Berry’s” in Swinnithwaite, with it’s own cafe.
All the above in a 6 mile radius of here!
In wider Wensleydale
(Home of the crumbly white cheese)
Wensleydale is a must visit destination – with many things to see and do all year round. Spectacular scenery throughout the day. Be starstruck by the big night sky.
Night skies can be spectacularly clear around here and star gazing is a free pastime.
Pack your walking gear – and don’t forget to bring your camera for those wildlife shots never to be forgotten. Can you capture it all when you feel on top of the world in the Yorkshire Dales? For active people who enjoy cycling and walking; if you were inspired by the Tour de France you can cycle the Grande depart route, or go walking in the footsteps of Turner. So many beautiful broad green landscapes full of waterfalls and flat topped hills with the river Ure running through the valley.
Whatever your interests, Wensleydale has it all!
- Excellent golf courses – 5 within a 10 mile radius.
- Masham Breweries – Theakston & Black Sheep, both with visitor centres, the latter has a bistro.
- Lightwater Valley Theme Park 15 miles.
Sustain your appetite and meet the locals in award winning farm shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Sample the Yorkshire Dale’s best produce, from pickles to pies, not forgetting those tasty Puds!
Meet the locals, Yorkshire people are friendly and helpful with a dry sense of humour.
Visit Richmond, an ancient town dating back to 1071, for museums, the castle, swimming & cinema.
- The Georgian Theatre – oldest working theater in the country. Regular performances and tours of the Theater and Museum.
- The Castle, the first building was started in 1071.
- The Green Howards Regimental Museum
- Richmondshire Local History Museum
- The Station. Multi Cinema, plus Seasons Cafe, Restaurant, ART gallery, unique business shops include Angels Share Bakery, runners up in TV competition.
- Archers ice cream Parlour.
- Micro brewery
- Richmond Swimming Pool.
- Walk to Easby Abbey.
Call in at Swaledale Woollens at Muker, travel onto Reeth and eat ice cream on the green.
Within 20 mile radius of Sunnyridge there are a multitude of unique crafts, art galleries, tea rooms, shops and museums to visit.
- Hawes Creamery – makers of Wensleydale Cheese, a new visitor centre, museum, gift shop cafe, restaurant
- Hawes Ropemakers
- Hawes Dales Countryside Museum.
- Hardraw Scaur waterfall with its own Brass Band Contest in September.
Even more places to go and things to do…
- Gardens at Constable Burton.
- Thorpe Perrow Arboretum.
- The Himalayan Garden near Masham.
- Stately Homes – Kiplin Hall, Richmond and Newby Hall, Ripon, with a large collection of dolls houses and a children’s play area.
- Beauty Spot Aysgarth Falls 8 miles away.
- Bolton medieval castle, with activities, living history and a falconry, a maze, and an ancient wood with wild boar roaming freely.
- Outdoor activities: there are several local companies, offering aerial ropeways, clay pigeon shooting, quad-biking, canoeing and more.
- Askrigg – famous for the filming of James Herriot TV series. Popular village for walkers and cyclists, with cafes and pubs.
Swaledale is renowned for its native breed of sheep and heather moors with grouse.
Within there are many pretty villages and a lead-mining history.
Simply put, Swaledale is a Walkers Paradise boasting part of the “Coast to Coast” route.