Aysgarth is in Wensleydale in the
The village is spread across two areas about half-a-mile apart. Aysgarth village has a village hall, methodist church, pub and a shop at the garage. The area around Aysgarth Falls has a hotel, Aysgarth parish church, Yore Mill and, at the opposite side of the bridge over the River Ure, a visitor centre from where there is access to the falls.
The Aysgarth Falls, where the River Ure falls down a series of rocky steps, have been a popular visitor attraction for more than 200 years and provided a location for the 1991 film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". More information about the falls can be found below.
St Andrew's Church, high above the falls, has been the location of a place of worship for more than 1,000 years, although the present grade II listed church dates from a rebuild of 1866. Inside, however, are artefacts rescued from Jervaulx Abbey, including the Jervaulx Screen, dating from the early 16th century.
From 1878, Aysgarth had a station, near Aysgarth Falls, on the Wensleydale railway line which provided a direct connection to the towns and villages of upper Wensleydale from other parts of Yorkshire. The section of the line through Aysgarth was closed in 1964. The station buildings have in recent years undergone restoration and were for many years seen as a target for extension of the heritage Wensleydale Railway which runs along part of the old route to Redmire. However, the station was recently sold by the public limited company running that line.
Aysgarth is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village is on the River Ure.
Aysgarth has scenic waterfalls.
Aysgarth has pubs.
The village has cafes and tea-rooms.
Places to stay in Aysgarth include hotel, guest house accommodation.
Aysgarth has a shop.
Aysgarth has a car repair garage.
Aysgarth has a filling station.
Aysgarth has a village hall.
Places of worship: Anglican, Methodist.
Aysgarth has tourist information.
Bus travelThe village has an infrequent bus service.
Road travelAysgarth can be reached via the A684 .
Places to visit
Bolton CastleCastle Bolton, near Redmire, North Yorkshire
One of Britain's best-preserved medieval castles was built as one of the finest homes in the land and is still in the ownership of a descendant of the castle's original owner. With a commanding view over Wensleydale, the castle is situated near Redmire, about 5 miles west of
More information at the
Bolton Castle website.
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The Wensleydale Railway
A railway service into the Yorkshire Dales running from Leeming Bar, near the A1(M) towards Bedale, Finghall, Leyburn and Redmire, at the edge of the
Further information at the
Aysgarth Falls have been a much-visited Wensleydale beauty spot and a tourist attraction for more then two centuries. The River Ure falls down a series of rocky steps near to the village of
Hardraw ForceHardraw, near Hawes
Situated about a mile north of
Details can be found on the
Dales Countryside MuseumStation Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes
The Dales Countryside Museum is located at the former Victorian station in
Find out more at the
Yorkshire Dales National ParkThe western half of Richmondshire is all within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilAysgarth and District Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
Link to council website
Richmondshire District Council
Richmondshire district council is one of the seven large district authorities within the county of North Yorkshire. It covers 509 square miles of the mainly rural area of the north west of North Yorkshire with its administrative centre in
Much of the district is within the
Up to 2019 the council was made up of 34 councillors representing 24 wards, each electing between 1 and 3 councillors. After Boundary Commission review the number of seats from the 2019 election is down from 34 to 24. Councillors are now elected across 16 wards: 1 with three councillors, 6 with two councillors and 9 with one councillor. The whole council is elected every four years.
There are also 54 Parish or Town Councils and 26 Parish Meetings within the Richmondshire district.
Richmondshire District Council website.
The political composition of the council after the May 2019 election was:
County authorityNorth Yorkshire County Council
Includes Richmondshire and six other non-unitary districts of North Yorkshire.
Police and Crime CommissionerPolice and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire
Covers the county of North Yorkshire and City of York.
Fire AuthorityThe North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was previously governed by the North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority made up of elected members from across the broad areas of North Yorkshire and City of York councils which it serves. Following a ministerial announcement in June 2018 the governance of the fire service was transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire from 15 November 2018.
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