Castle Hill Middleham DL8 4QG
Middleham is an excellent surviving example of a medieval castle, with substantial 12th-century remains and later buildings which show the castles development into a high-status baronial residence. It is equally important for the many personalities associated with it, particularly the Neville family and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III.
Best known as one of the childhood homes of Richard III, Middleham Castle dominates the North Yorkshire town of Middleham. From the core of its Norman great tower, one of the largest in the country, the castle developed under the powerful Nevilles into a residence worthy of a family who dominated English affairs for over two centuries. Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) spent his youth at Middleham and it became one of his royal homes.
Bainbridge, Leyburn DL8 3EL, UK
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Our local heritage sites include Middleham Castle, Jervaulx Abbey, Ribblehead Viaduct, Richmond Castle, Bolton Castle, Wensleydale Railway and the Dales Countryside Museum, for further details follow the link
The Yorkshire Dales National Park was designated in 1954. This was in recognition of its extraordinary natural beauty, the diversity of its wildlife habitats, its rich cultural heritage and its fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation. Covering 2,179 square kilometres (841 square miles) the Yorkshire Dales National Park straddles the central Pennines in North Yorkshire and Cumbria and also includes a small part of Lancashire. It is a living, working environment, home to 24,000 people.
West Burton, Leyburn DL8, UK
Muddy Boots Guided Discovery Walks
Our Partner, Muddy Boots can arrange bespoke guided walks starting and ending at The Wensleydale Hotel, which can be of a length and difficulty to suit you, but if you would like to really immerse yourself in the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and explore some less well-known areas, try a private guided Discovery Walk.
The small team at Muddy Boots, based just down the road in West Burton, have designed each of the Discovery Walks using their in-depth local knowledge to ensure that you experience the very best of the Dales. Take the paths less trodden as you explore their favourite secret spots, uncover the stories and characteristics that define the Dales and, most importantly, have a fun day out!
The Discovery Walks are private for you and your group and are led by a knowledgeable local guide. They include a picnic of delicious local produce, a stop in friendly country pub or village cafe, or a visit to one of the Dales’ excellent food and drink producers. The collection of Discovery Walks includes: ‘History, Mystery, Hills and Gills’, ‘Reconnecting with Nature’, ‘Sunset over the Dales’, ‘Family Adventure Walk’ & ‘Hill Tops and Train Tracks’.
For more information contact Matt & Helen directly:
01969 663 838
Thorngill Stables Coverham Middleham DL8 4PJ
The art of training thoroughbreds has survived for more than two centuries at Middleham, thanks mainly to the excellent facilities that have been developed on the local moorland that surround the town.
Middleham has established itself as one of the best training centres in the country with its extensive grass and all-weather gallops, along with its therapy centre. Having had more than 400 winners each year for the past 38 years, Middleham Trainers produce, on average, a winner every single day of the year.
For information on the Good Friday Open Day visit https://www.middlehamopenday.co.uk
High Jervaulx Farm Jervaulx Masham HG4 4PG
Brymor Ice Cream
Brymor is the only producer of ice cream in Yorkshire making ice cream with milk from their own herd of Pedigree Guernsey Cows, with a genuine passion for their craft, and the quality of their creations. You can sample their hard work at the ice cream parlour and cafe on the farm in Wensleydale with over 35 different varieties of ice-cream and sorbets.
Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN
The Black Sheep Brewery & Visitor Centre
In 1992, Paul Theakston took a daring leap into the unknown. As a fifth generation brewer of his family company, he chose to leave T&R Theakstons following its sale to a national brewery. Instead, he chose to champion independent brewing in Yorkshire and built his own brewery from reclaimed equipment in the very same town, Masham.
Gayle Lane, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire DL8 3RN
The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and a popular Visitor Centre
River Cover, Leyburn, UK
Boatfield Fly Fishing
Boatfield Fly Fishing, predominately on the Rivers Nidd, Wharfe & Cover working with anyone from total novices to experienced anglers looking to refine their approach.
Oscar and Tom have both represented England at a World Championship level, and Oscar is a Euro Nymphing technique expert and has co-authored an award winning book on the subject.
Gorillas E-bike Hire
Nige, at brand new local business Gorillas in the Dales hires and sells Gorilla E-Bikes.
Bikes can be hired & delivered to the hotel for you to go and explore the fabulous local scenery with a full briefing on delivery.
For further details contact Nige directly firstname.lastname@example.org or 07931 559659