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    This linear village, with its fine market cross and the impressive Parish Church of St Oswald, which can be found at the end of a long main street of lovely 18th and 19th century houses, was once celebrated for its clock makers.

In later years the old corn and later textile mill was powered by the Mill Gill stream, which flows through a narrow wooded valley to pretty Mill Gill Falls – a favourite walk from the village.

One handsome house in Askrigg enjoyed television fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Skelldale House – home of the fictional Dales vet James Herriot, whilst the King’s Arms became the setting for the Drover’s Inn.

There are longer walks along the valley to Hawes or eastwards to Carperby, Castle Bolton and Redmire.

Public Transport Links:

  • Bus 157, running between Hawes, Leyburn and Bedale seven days a week, with connections to Northallerton

Bus times can be checked at the Transport Direct website (link opens in new window).

Local services: accommodation, café, pub, shops, Park Information Point (PIP)

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