Masham and the surroundings

The nearest local centre is the historic market town of Masham, 6 miles away, which is situated in the lower reaches of pretty Wensleydale, alongside the River Ure. Set in gently rolling farmland, the town boasts a huge market square, The Black Sheep and Theakstons breweries (both operate tours), numerous pubs and restaurants, craft /art shops, galleries and a thriving community spirit: the Sheep Fair, Traction Engine Rally, Arts Festival and Victorian Christmas Fair, to name but a few regular events. For a luxurious day out, you could also try Swinton Park’s country spa or their Birds of Prey experience, see Further information on Masham can be found on

Fun for the family, we would recommend:

 the absolutely amazing fun-filled Forbidden Corner – not just for children!

Leyburn and Pateley Bridge are also both within a half hour drive, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Find out more about the wider Yorkshire Dales in