Masham cottages

Masham is a small market town in the heart of North Yorkshire. Located at the Eastern end of Wensleydale, it is an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, as well as the nearby cities and towns of Harrogate, York, Ripon, Leeds and Thirsk. The town itself has a vibrant community feel, and you are guaranteed to feel right at home in Masham. With it’s lovely georgian market place, Masham holds two markets a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The town is also world famous for its beer, Masham has been home to many great breweries through the years such as Black Sheep and Theakstons (both of which offer brewery tours).

The town also holds a bi-annual arts festival in St Mary Church, holding workshops and exhibitions that the whole family will enjoy. Masham is surrounded by excellent countryside ideal for walkers of all abilities, from gentle strolls by the side of the river to more challenging hikes on the grouse moors or by Brimham Rocks, there’s plenty of beautiful settings to explore and views to enjoy. For those looking for more adventure, there’s a variety of places to get outside and blow out the cobwebs, from canoeing on the River Ure to gorge walking at How Stean Gorge, Masham provides the perfect base for an exhilarating holiday.

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