Places to Visit

There are magnificent natural sights, attractions, historical buildings and gardens  to visit within a short distance walk or drive from Middleham House. We have listed some of the key places to visit. Please hoever over the name of to obtain more detailed information and opening hours.



Natural sights

Aysgarth Falls and Trails, series of spectacular waterfalls down over limestone steps.
West Burton Falls and Trails, a hidden waterfall in a beautiful setting, dramatic when the river is in spate.
Leyburn Shawl and Trails, a beautiful limestone escarpment, the escape route of Mary Queen of Scots.


The Wensleydale Railway, railway between Leeming Bar and Redmire, magical scenery.
Lightwater Valley at Ripon, theme park activities including roller coaster’s and many other rides.
Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey at Skipton, 600 acre estate, experience real life farming.
The Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes, shows the way of living and working that shape the Dales.

Castles and historic buildings

Middleham Castle , built in 1170, once this was home to King Richard III.
St. Adelka’s Church, built around 1280, next to Middleham House, part of the Dales history.
Bolton Castle at Leyburn, built in 1379, one of the country’s best preserved fortresses.
Bolton Abbey at Skipton, on the banks of the River Wharfe. Ample space and suits all ages.
William’s Hill at Middleham, Middleham’s first castle, a Motte and Bailey from Norman times.
Jervaulx Abbey at Ripon, a privately owned Cistercian Abbey in 110 acres peaceful parkland setting.


Forbidden Corner, Tupgill Park at Leyburn, walled garden, chambers and passages under the grotto.
Constable Burton Hall Gardens at Skirlaugh, Large romantic terrace garden, woodland walks and trails.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum at Bedale, the 85 acres include trees from all over the world.

We also provide leaflets of places to visit at the house on your arrival, giving you further information to plan your trip.