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Aysgarth Village

Aysgarth, as well as being home to Yoredale House, is probably best known for Aysgarth Falls. Aysgarth Falls are a breathtaking triple drop waterfall, carved out by the River Ure as it flows through the Wensleydale countryside.

Aysgarth Falls Upper Drop Waterfall Aysgarth Falls Middle Drop Waterfall with St. Andrews Church on the horizon. Aysgarth Falls Lower Drop Waterfall

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Information Centre, is located at Aysgarth Falls and has a carpark that is the start to many well-signposted walks through the wooded gorge, along the River Ure offering spectacular views and photography opportunities.

St. Andrews Church is located on the south side of the River Ure, and boasts one of the largest churchyards in England. St. Andrews Church in Aysgarth incorporates the parishes of Aysgarth, Bolton-cum-Redmire, Preston-under-Scar, Thornton Rust, Wensley & West Witton.

Aysgarths Edwardian Rock Garden which is situated in the village and has been recently restored to its former glory. The restoration began back in October 2002, and the Edwardian Rock Garden was reopened in July 2003 by Eric Robson. The Rock Garden is open in daylight hours and viewing is free of charge.

Yoredale House & Stocks Tea Room, Aysgarth.

Hamilton's Tea Room in the centre of Aysgarth offers Cream Teas, coffees and quality home cooked meals. Hamilton's Tea Room looks out across the village green where the Aysgarth Stocks are located. Aysgarth Village Stocks are (unfortunately) no longer in use but form a historic part of Aysgarth village life. Hamilton's Tea Room offers a clean and friendly atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy refreshments and a choice menu of cakes, sandwiches and cooked meals. There is also a Tea Garden where you can sit and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales country air whilst eating and drinking.

Hamilton's Tea Room Opening Hours.

  • Wednesday to Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm Summer Time
  • Wednesday to Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm Winter Time

On Location At Aysgarth

Aysgarth and the surrounding areas of the North Yorkshire Dales have had a long relationship with Television and Film Companys who, wanting to capture the beauty of The Yorkshire Dales, have filmed on location for many years. One of the most famous Television Series filmed around Aysgarths countryside was "All Creatures Great and SmallAll Creatures Great and Small" based on the books by James Herriot.

All Creatures Great and Small Film Locations include...

  • Askrigg
  • Bolton Castle
  • Coverdale
  • Ellerton Abbey
  • Finghall Station
  • Hardraw Church
  • Hawes
  • Langthwaite
  • Swaledale
  • The Kings Arms Hotel
  • Village Green, Redmire
  • Wensley Church
The Herriot Way was named after the Scottish Author James Herriot who moved to North Yorkshire after falling in love with the scenery and the way of life here. James Herriot then wrote books about his experiences and adventures as a vet in and around Wensleydale and Swaledale. The Herriot Way is a 55 Mile circular route taking in many villages and mile after mile of beautiful pastures, fells and valleys. The route of the Herriot Way starts at Aysgarth and goes north up to Grinton and Reeth, west along Melbecks Moor to Keld, then south passing Great Shunner Fell, to Hawes, and finally east back to Aysgarth.

Aysgarth's upper fall was featured in the 1991 film Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince Of ThievesAysgarth Falls, Robin Hood Prince of Theives.


Calendar GirlsCalendar Girls, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, is also set in the Yorkshire Dales, featuring Kettlewell as centre stage and the villages of Settle, Skipton, burnsall and Kilnsey as other locations througout the film.