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Leyburn, North Dales

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Bishopdale is situated in the central part of the Yorkshire Dales, with its nearest neighbour being Wensleydale. The valley was formed in the ice age and is long and narrow with steep sides. In Bishopdale lie the villages of Newbiggin and Thoralby which are separated by Bishopdale Beck.

The small tranquil village of Newbiggin is situated in the south of Bishopdale and has one long narrow street passing through the centre. The traditional stone cottages are clustered around the edges of the street and the buildings have remained unchanged since the 17th century. Some of the cottages are now self catering holiday accommodation and there is also a wide variety of other accommodation nearby. Visitors to the area can enjoy wonderful walks through the breathtaking countryside which surrounds the village. Also of great interest is the nearby town of Aysgarth with its spectacular waterfalls, which attracts numerous tourists throughout the year. The village pub, The George Inn, offers a warm and welcoming place to relax and enjoy some old fashioned Yorkshire Dales hospitality, and also offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation.

Thoralby is pretty village full of character which is situated just across the river on the north side of the valley. The village has traditional 17th century stone cottages clustered around the village green and farm buildings which stretch up the steep hillsides and look down across the breathtaking views of the dale. There are a number of walks out from the village centre and this is an ideal location from which to explore the wonderful countryside and its...


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