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Milton House Bed and Breakfast is located in the Village of Askrigg within the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The perfect base for visiting many attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

We are proud sponsors of the Askrigg page on Visit The Yorkshire Dales which is a great place to head to for lots of information about our surrounding area, from where to eat to family days out. Take a look here.

Yorkshire Dales Guides

Yorkshire Dales Guides

Yorkhire Dales Guides provide all sorts of outdoor activities from Climbing to Caving. Why not try out a new activity with their expert team? Their guided walks are a great idea too if you're on the hunt for the best areas to expore. Take a look at their website to help you plan your stay with us!

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Surrounded by a carpet of greenery in the valley between two moors lies Askrigg. From a distance you can see the landmark of St Oswald’s church tower nestled amongst the distinctive stone of the Yorkshire Dales.

Lying in the heart of Wensleydale, Askrigg has cobbled streets and a typical North Yorkshire rural charm.

The well-loved television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ was filmed in Askrigg and the vet’s surgery ‘Skeldale House’ is easily recognisable.

Askrigg is just off the main Leyburn to Sedbergh road (A684) which runs on the other side of the river Ure. Turn off at Bainbridge to cross the bridge and get to Askrigg.

The nearest railway station is at Garsdale on the Settle to Carlisle line. A lovely journey going through quaint beautiful stations, you can choose to catch the train at Garsdale or Ribblehead and journey over the famous Ribblehead viaduct. There is also an excellent train service from Garsdale or Ribblehead to Leeds going via Skipton.

Askrigg and the surrounding area is a place to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, whether walking or cycling or driving around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales exploring the many towns and villages, visiting Castles, Abbeys or taking a day trip to York or Harrogate. There are some great places to visit, and many walks and paths to find, you’ll always have plenty to do.

Askrigg is a bustling village with a strong local community. You won’t be at a loss of things to do when heading here for a break in our Yorkshire Dales Village. We are lucky to have a  well stocked village shop Sykes Store for all essentials and newspapers. A Deli & Tea Room The Bake-Well selling fresh bread homemade pies, quiches and take home meals. Over the road opposite the market cross you will find Heather and Grouse where a group of Dales artists and craftspeople have got together to open a delightful shop.
We’re lucky enough to have 3 pubs in the village and our very own brewery who’s beers are sold in all three of our local pubs.

When visiting the Yorkshire Dales, it can be difficult to decide just where to head for! 
Having worked in many different areas of the Dales from Leyburn to Hawes we have a wealth of knowledge of the area, helping you explore all the best spots across Wensleydale, and neighbouring Swaledale.

Venture a little further and you’ll find a whole host of local attractions to suit anyone no matter what you’re interested in. To begin exploring the area a great place to start is Mill Gill Force and Whitfield Gill force a spectacular local waterfall just a 15 minute walk from our front door. If you’re looking for something a little bigger it’s just a short drive to Teesdale where you’ll find High Force. You’ll see the River Tees cascading 25 metres down rocks which date back over 300 million years, a real sight to see and a great stop off on your way to the Cathedral city of Durham to check out where Harry Potter was filmed!

Less than a 15-minute drive from us you can delve into both history and film with a visit to Bolton Castle and Aysgarth Falls. Both were used to film scenes for the box office hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner.

At the heart of Wensleydale lies the gateway town of Leyburn, “A Town for all Seasons”. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, unusual local shops and cafés, traditional pubs and a weekly market.

Leyburn is a Market Town with a weekly Street Market on Fridays. Also, Local Farmers Markets once a month.

Although a small town, Leyburn has its own railway station on the re-opened Wensleydale Railway which offers tourist rides throughout the dale, mostly on diesel multiple units but occasionally on a steam train.

Milton House Bed and Breakfast is also ideal base to explore Swaledale the field Barns and Dry stone walls are a distinctive feature of Swaledale it has an abundance of wildflowers; with hillsides of primroses and bluebells and hay meadows bursting with colour of several species of wildflower.

Hay meadows are at their best for a very short time after grazing animals have been excluded and before the hay is ready to be cut. Therefore, the best time to see the Muker meadows and other similar meadows such as those in Langstrothdale, Swaledale, Dentdale and Wharfedale is between late May and early July, making Askrigg the ideal location for exploring the surrounding area.

Wensleydale is a great area to explore, whether walking or cycling. With some great places to visit, and many walks and paths to find, you’ll always have plenty to do. Or, if you’re just looking for a quiet retreat and a relaxing holiday, we are ideal for that too. There are a wealth of Local Attractions to visit withing the area, Castles, Abbeys, Local Crafts, Market Towns and Shopping.

Why not visit the Wensleydale Creamery in the market town of Hawes where the famous Wensleydale Cheese is made. Wensleydale Cheese is a historic fresh, mild cheese that has been made in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire since 1150 by Cistercian monks.

These monks continued to make the cheese until the dissolution of their monasteries in 1540. Traditionally, sheep’s milk was used, but over the time cow’s milk was also used. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is in northern England.

Wensleydale's principal settlements are Hawes and Leyburn; Aysgarth, Bainbridge, and Middleham are well-known villages. The shortest river in England, the River Bain, links Semerwater to the River Ure, at Bainbridge, the home to an Ancient Roman fort (part of the Roman road is walkable, up Wether Fell). Hardraw Force, the highest above-ground unbroken waterfall in England, is located at Hardraw, near Hawes.

Aysgarth Falls (High, Middle, Low) are famous for their beauty (rather than their height), attracting faroff visitors; they were also featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Some scenes from the 1992 film Wuthering Heights were also filmed at the falls. Other notable waterfalls are at Wensley (Harmby Falls), West Burton, and Whitfield Gill Force, near Askrigg.

Milton House B&B Askrigg is the ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales Wonderful walks over hill and dale.

A great area to cycle and close to the Route taken by the Tour de France in 2014. This year 2018 the Tour de Yorkshire passes through the area in Richmond.

All bedrooms are ensuite, all with nice views of the village or the hills. Our rooms are light and airy, adding to the relaxing, welcoming feel of the guest house.

The Yorkshire Dales are a great area to explore, whether walking or cycling. With some great places to visit, and many walks and paths to find, you’ll always have plenty to do. Explore the Yorkshire Dales National Parks through Wensleydale, Swaledale, Arkengarthdale to name but a few, taking in the beautiful scenery and dramatic landscapes.

Our stunning landscape was shaped over millennia by ice. This created a rolling landscape of lushdales (valleys), windswept hills like the famous Three Peaks and vast expanses of heather-coveredmoors. A short drive from Milton House Bed and Breakfast Askrigg will take you up the moor road with spectacular views driving between the dales, small villages scattered along the way.

Stop off at one of the tea rooms along the way or take in a pub lunch. In the evening relax in front of a real fire and one of the three village pubs.

Local Attractions

We are very fortunate to have so many great places to visit and things to do.

Black Sheep Brewery

Take a guided tour of the brewery and find out how they brew their famous ales. Afterwards relax over a delicious meal at the Black Sheep Bar & Bistro.

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Bolton Abbey Estate

Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside and ample of space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages.

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Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip.

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Buttertubs Pass

Buttertubs Pass is a high road between Wensleydale and Swaledale – made famous by the Tour de France and the potholes which give it its name.

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Dales Countryside Museum

The Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here for thousands of years. With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages.

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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery.

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Farfield Mill

Nestling between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, a rescued Farfield Mill opened its doors in 2001 to an exciting new life providing access to high-quality art and crafts and heritage.

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Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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Fountains Abbey

This National Trust property is a World Heritage Site and includes the evocative ruins of a medieval monastery and the delightful water gardens of Studley Royal.

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Grassington Museum

Grassington Folk Museum is a must for anyone interested in rural village history. The museum holds a selection of local items of interest and has friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Hesketh Farm Park

At Hesketh Farm Park you can feed and stroke the animals, have fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with your friends in the straw maze and on the 10 acres of greenery.

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How Stean Gorge

A spectacular limestone ravine, How Stean Gorge is the perfect location for outdoor activities like via ferrata, gorge walking, caving, rock climbing and abseiling.

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Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave was first entered and made accessible in 1837. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations.

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The Waterfalls Trails starting in Ingleton has been impressing visitors for over a 100 years. The stunning gorges of the Rivers Twiss and Doe are explored on stunning walkways with viewpoints out over

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Kilnsey Park Estate

Kilnsey Park in Wharfedale is the ideal location to enjoy the Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out.

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Lightwater Valley

Escape to Lightwater Valley theme park and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure including Europe’s longest roller coaster.

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Middleham Castle

No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the Castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of

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Parcevall Hall Gardens

Within the tranquil grounds, visitors will find many facets of the garden: woodland walks, formal areas, south facing terraces, a limestone rock garden and a beautiful rose garden.

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Pendragon Castle

An atmospheric ruin in the Mallerstang valley – with legendry connections to King Arthur and Lady Anne Clifford.

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Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct is a stunning piece of Victorian engineering in an iconic location in the middle of the Three Peaks.

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Richmond Castle

With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, the great Norman fortress of Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire.

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Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens, near Harrogate, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location.

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Skipton Castle

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.

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Stainmore Railway

Based at Kirkby Stephen East station this delightful heritage railway attraction offers plenty to do for enthusiasts and families.

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Stump Cross Caverns

Located on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Stump Cross Caverns show cave is home to some amazing natural formations and offers a range of facilities for a great family day out.

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Theakstons Brewery

Theakstons is an independent family run brewery where you can take a tour and experience the craft and skill that goes into brewing each and every pint.

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Wensleydale Creamery

Set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, where our cheese comes to life and the whole family will experience a day out unlike any other.

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Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage railway offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see along the way.

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White Scar Caves

Just outside Ingleton, White Scar caves is the longest show cave in England. A fantastic introduction to the underground world exploring passages, formations and large chambers.

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