Things to do in Masham

Millgate Bed and Breakfast is ideally located on a quiet lane less than a minutes walk from the historic Market Place where the cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops are located. Visitors are able to walk from Millgate B&B to explore on foot all this lovely town has to offer.

Around the market place there are wonderful cafés offering treats from cakes to cappuccinos and a traditional fish & chip shop. Masham has four pubs, The Kings Head, The White Bear, The Bay Horse and The Bruce and all serve good food and beer.

Situated in the centre of the historic market town of Masham, Millgate Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure.

Masham is home to two famous breweries - Black Sheep and Theakston's and both offer visitor tours several times a day. In Masham there are galleries and gift shops, sweet shops, clothes, antiques, florist, hairdressers, barber shop, beauty parlours, a vintage gift shop and a glass-maker. Craft fairs are held most weekends in the Town Hall.

There is also a Bistro at the Black Sheep Brewery and in the centre of the town is Vennels, an award-winning fine dining restaurant.
Turn right out of the front door onto Church Street, cross the Market Place and go down the lane called Millgate to explore lovely river walks.
Walk upstream to the Fishermans' hut and then onto Marfield Wetlands and Wildfowl Sanctuary or downstream for a gentle selection of walks leading back into town or further afield to Hackfall Woods and the famous Ripon Rowel Walk.


Things to see and do in Masham

Every Wednesday and Saturday and on Bank Holidays.

Ask the experts and pick up a leaflet at Masham's Tourist Information Centre or try this link

High Burton, Masham
Short art & craft skills workshop just outside Masham. Treat yourself to a fantastic day out & create something special - from painting to blacksmithing, from printmaking to willow sculpture – they have something for everyone.

Swinton Castle's Cookery School
Swinton Masham enrol on a one day cookery course.

Masham Riding Centre
Situated 1 mile from Masham at Swinton Castle. Lessons and treks for all ages and abilities. Disabled riders welcome.

Vintage bus from Masham
Travel up through Wensleydale stopping at Jervaulx Abbey, Middleham, Leyburn, Redmire, Bolton Castle, Carperby, Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes, finishing up in Garsdale.

Wensleydale Railway's train
From Leeming Bar, Bedale, Finghall or Leyburn on a Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to Redmire and connect with the Vintage Bus to view Aysgarth Falls.

Waterfalls are at their most spectacular when it's been raining and there's no shortage of them in the Yorkshire Dales:

Hardraw Force
Visit the Green Dragon at Hardraw just outside Hawes and marvel at– the longest single drop waterfall in England: pay at the Green Dragon pub

Aysgarth Falls
Aysgarth Falls are a triple flight of waterfalls, over an almost a one-mile stretch near the village of Aysgarth. The falls are spectacular during wet weather, as thousands of gallons of water cascade over the series of broad limestone steps.

Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally-

Masham Sheep Fair-
End of September.

Yorkshire Festival of Ales-
End of July

Masham Festival of Arts –
End of October: a biennial festival held on odd years
The third full weekend of July.



The Surrounding Area

Brymor Ice Cream,High Jervaulx Farm, Near Masham.
Lovely Ice cream parlour open every day and set in a working farm. 30 different flavours of this fabulous ice cream to choose from

Jervaulx Abbey (Further along the road from Brymor Ice Cream)
Founded in 1156, Jervaulx Abbey was once a great Cistercian monastery. Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin, allowed to flourish by its private owners with wild flowers and plants freely exploring its many nooks and crannies.

Bolton Castle
Visit the armoury, dungeon, Great Chamber, old kitchens, nursery and bed chambers. Have a go at backgammon, cards, dice and hand crafts such as luceting and spool knitting. Try quill writing, play quoits and ride hobby horses in the nursery. Most of the displays go ahead even in bad weather. The barn owl Orinnoco can fly inside in the threshing room for a spectacular and atmospheric display.

Wensleydale Galleries on Leyburn Business Park;

Northern Galleries on the Market Place;

Leyburn and Warland's Gallery
at Leyburn Tourist Information Centre, followed by a visit to Warland's Tea Room & Coffee Shop.

The Little Chocolate Shop, (signposted Chocolate Factory)
View the chocolates being made; see a film about chocolate before returning to the shop where you can buy unusual pieces such as chocolate stilettos!

The Tea Pot Factory

Forbidden Corner
Originally built as a private folly but due to public demand was subsequently opened to the public. A great family day out.

Tennants Auction House

The White Rose Candles workshop
in Wensley has an amazing variety of candles for sale.

Outhwaites Ropemakers
Learn how the twist is put into the ropes and browse in the gift shop.\

Wensleydale Creamery
See where the famous cheese is produced and buy your favourite to take home.

Gayle Mill
Fascinating tours and great crafts workshops. Gayle Mill is a restored Victorian saw mill near Hawes, famously featured on the BBC Restoration programme. Gayle Mill is even improved by the rain! They rely on the rain to fill the Beck with water to power the turbines and drive the Victorian machinery.

Dales Countryside Museum
Full of fascinating exhibits telling the history of Wensleydale and discover the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, past and present

Fountains Abbey,
Discover how the monks lived and worked before the Abbey was dissolved and then destroyed. You can also see Fountains Mill working when it rains and have a go at grinding corn

Silver Street Studios Reeth
See sculptor, Michael Kusz at Graculus and cabinet maker, Philip Bastow.

The Station, Richmond
Watch cheese makers, bakers and brewers at work. Enjoy a visit to the cinema, admire the art exhibitions, enjoy a meal or scone in the café. Buy an ice cream from Archers. Then go for a walk along the old railway line alongside the lovely River Swale.

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond
The Museum tells the story of the illustrious Green Howards Regiment from its very beginnings to the present day.