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County - North Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01969 | code search
Postcode: DL8 | code search
Population: 1800
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Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

Leyburn Events

May
Dales Festival of Food & Drink
Tulip Festival

July
Leyburn Home-Front Vintage Fair

August
Burning of Bartle
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Old Horn Inn
"Dog Friendly pub offering delicious home cooked food with an interesting "specials" menu. Cosy with real fire and games area. Real ales from local breweries. VFM

Date visited: 31/10/12 ..." More

Old Horn Inn
"Absolutely fantastic food- best steak pie in the area by a country mile. Prices competitive with other pubs in area, food spectacularly better. Portion sizes very generous, I ..." More

Braithwaite Hall (NT)
"2 Adults 2 babies.Absolutely Fantastic. After opening the gate we drove up a beautiful long drive way and we were met by the owner and shown to our room,we were ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Leyburn | 10 Places to Stay

The pretty market town of Leyburn sits just outside the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but the boundary seems somewhat arbitrary - Leyburn is an archetypal Dales place. This is the start of Wensleydale, with the river Ure running by it in the valley below, the town itself full of typical grey stone buildings. Once this was just a clearing (Ley) by a stream (burn), but the efforts of the Duke of Bolton in the 17th century meant it overtook nearby Wensley in importance, winning a market charter – it still has a market on Fridays, and a monthly farmers’ market into the bargain. Leyburn is no problem to get to by car: it sits on the A684 that joins the A1 about ten miles to the east, and the M6 rather further to the west. As a town Leyburn has good facilities, the shops around the market square offering visitors some retail therapy if they happen to need a change from the beautiful countryside. The town is well endowed with pubs and eating places too: it is a sign of changing consumer requirements and of service providers being keen to meet them that one of these, the picturesque Wensleydale Heifer, is now a boutique hotel, though there are more traditional options around like the Blue Lion, an 18th century coaching inn in East Witton. Leyburn is on the restored Wensleydale Railway, running from Leeming Bar just by the A1 to Redmire six miles west of Leyburn, a great way to take in some of the scenery without having to watch the roads. Another option of course is walking, and the area has plenty of choice for those wanting a quiet stroll, or something more demanding. One short hike not to be missed is that to Leyburn Shawl, a long rocky outcrop that provides a great panorama of Wensleydale countryside. Other attractions in the area include Middleham Castle just a couple of miles to the south, once the home of Richard III and with a huge keep as befits a royal residence. There are the falls at Aysgarth a short drive away, and Castle Bolton closer still. For a change of flavour there are two diametrically different local attractions offering something perhaps unexpected in the Dales: Constable Burton Hall Gardens, with lovely displays of roses, alpines and tulips according to the season; and The Forbidden Corner in nearby Coverham, a modern folly of labyrinths, glass pyramids and strange statues that will fire children’s imaginations.

Accountant

N T O'Reilly & Partners
Partridge Financial
The Barker Partnership

Attraction

Bolton Castle
Braithwaite Hall (NT)
Constable Burton Hall Gardens
Forbidden Corner
Low Mill
Middleham Castle
Teapottery Ltd (The)

Cottage

Carriage House at The Grange
Coach House at The Grange
East Paradise Cottage
In and Out Cottage
Stable Cottage at The Grange
The Barn

Dentist

Leyburn Dental Practice

Estate Agent

Brown Norman F
General Accident Property Services

Farmers Market

Leyburn Farmers Market

Holiday Park

Westholme Lodges

Inn

Blue Lion (The)
The Queen's Head
Wensleydale Heifer

Market

Leyburn Farmers Market
Wensleydale Country Market

Pub and Bar

Blue Lion (The)
Old Horn Inn
Sandpiper Inn
Street Head Inn
Wyvil Arms

Restaurant

Dragon Inn
Giovannis
Leyburn County Primary School
Old Horn Inn
Rowan Tree
Sandpiper Inn
Stable Door
Street Head Inn
Wyvil Arms

School

Leyburn County Primary School

Self-Catering

Carriage House at The Grange
Coach House at The Grange
In and Out Cottage
Stable Cottage at The Grange
Westholme Lodges

Solicitor

Richard Johnson & Partners

Taxi

G A Private Hire
M Y Taxis
Mikee Private Hire

Sports Clubs

Leyburn TC (Tennis)

Shops

Lamberts Florist
The Gluten Free Kitchen
R A Orkney
Well Heeled
Old School Arts
Periwinkle

Places to Stay near Leyburn

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Golden Lion (0.02 miles)

Golden Lion
The Golden Lion Hotel, Leyburn has dominated the Market square of Leyburn for centuries - a local landmark as well as a Luxury Yorkshire Hotel. The “Gateway to Wensleydale” the Hotel makes an enjoyable stopping off ... More | visit website
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Cross Keys Inn (1.43 miles)

Cross Keys Inn
Welcome to the ‘Cross Keys’, Bellerby, a traditional British Inn located in the heart of the 'Dales'

As well as some very nice wines and top selling national beverages, the finest ales brewed just a few ... More | visit website
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In and Out Cottage (1.91 miles)

In and Out Cottage

Charming 'upside down' accommodation in a stone built 18th Century terraced cottage, next to the market square in the pretty village of Middleham. With outstanding views of the surrounding area, this lovingly restored holiday home ... More

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Black Swan Hotel (1.98 miles)

Black Swan Hotel
The Black Swan Hotel is a charming; 17th Century Inn(Grade II listed) found in the historic town of Middleham; North Yorkshire. With its open log fire; oak beamed bar and friendly service; you can ... More | visit website
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Blue Lion (The) (3.46 miles)

Blue Lion (The)
From the first moment that you set foot into the Blue Lion, you will be overwhelmed by its charm and character. Combine this with the warmth of our friendly staff and you have all ... More | visit website
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Wensleydale Heifer (3.57 miles)

Wensleydale Heifer

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Located in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales this traditional inn has been fully refurbished retaining the origional features whilst offering guests every modern comfort. The accommodation ... More
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The Queen's Head (4.29 miles)

The Queen
A traditional country inn with stunning views of Lower Wensleydale. The Inn is perfectly situated approximately six miles from Bedale, Leyburn and Catterick Garrison, ideal for exploring the Dales, and offers a high ... More
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Elmfields Country House (6.18 miles)

Elmfields Country House

Situated in the heart of Wensleydale, this 4-star family-run guest house provides the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful surroundings of the North Yorkshire Dales. Based in Arrathorne, adjacent to James Herriot Country and ... More | visit website

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Aysgarth Falls Hotel (6.37 miles)

Aysgarth Falls Hotel
The Aysgarth Falls Hotel is situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and set in five acres of grounds that sit above the famous Aysgarth Falls in the heart of Wensleydale. The hotel itself ... More | visit website
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Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale (6.44 miles)

Wheatsheaf Hotel Wensleydale
The Wheatsheaf is a core part of community life and is well supported and much appreciated by a strong local trade. Add to this our excellent all-ensuite accommodation and you begin to build a picture of ... More | visit website

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