Dubbed a 'town for all seasons', Leyburn is a bustling market town commonly known for being the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Situated in the heart of Wensleydale it enjoys a great location for exploring the many bridleways and walking routes. The town recently featured in ITV's series The Dales. The town boasts a variety of pubs, independent shops, restaurants and tea rooms nestled around a quaint, cobbled market square. In Leyburn, every Friday is market day where a great mix of local traders come together in the square, selling a variety of fresh goods and produce. For the foodie, the annual festival of food and drink in the summer is a great time to visit Leyburn, giving you the opportunity to try local delights such as cheeses, freshly grown produce, hand-made chocolates, beer, preserves and ice creams.
There’s plenty to see and do in the town, why not watch candles being made using traditional techniques at White Rose Candles or visit The Wensleydale Brewery to sample delicious real ales locally made in Wensleydale. Enjoy a journey on the Wensleydale Railway, running from Leyburn station from Redmire to Leeming Bar, offering superb views over Wensleydale. In the summer, steam trains travel the line and the Leyburn station hosts numerous events throughout the year such as the popular 1940s weekend. Pay a visit to the Constable Burton Hall, a majestic mid-georgian manor house with stunning gardens where you can see snowdrops, daffodils and tulips or, for a lovely evening stroll, why not walk The Shawl, located just a few minutes away from the market place. For a day out with a difference take a trip to The Forbidden Corner to explore the labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and sculptures that’s sure to amaze and delight children of all ages.