History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The village dates to the Saxon period, and at the time of the Norman invasion it was held by Cnut, son of Karli. William the Conqueror granted the manor to Count Alan of Brittany. By 1480 the manor had passed to the crown and was granted to Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III). Henry VIII later held the estate, and Lord Scrope offered to exchange his estates at Pishobury, Hertfordshire with the king, but there is no record to tell us whether the exchange was ever carried out.
There are signposted walks along the River Ure, and the woods are covered in bluebells in Spring. There is also a National Park Centre at Aysgarth, with information about walking trails in the area.
The church of St Andrew, which is located beside the river, has the largest churchyard in England, covering 4 acres. The church dates to the 13th century and features a rood screen brought here from Jervaulx Abbey after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
There are 2 pubs in the village; one is the George and Dragon Inn, a 17th century coaching inn. The other is the Aysgarth Falls Hotel.
Address: Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Bolton Castle - 3.1 miles (Castle)
Wensley, Holy Trinity Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Coverham, Holy Trinity Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
Coverham Abbey - 5.9 miles (Abbey)
Braithwaite Hall - 6.6 miles (Historic Building)
Middleham Castle - 7.2 miles (Castle)
Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre - 8.8 miles (Museum)
Constable Burton Hall Gardens - 9.7 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to Aysgarth:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Tel: 01969 662 910
Fax: 01969 662 919