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.