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 About Askrigg There is a tourist information centre here. There is a public telephone here. There is a pub here. There is a grocery shop here. There is a sandwich shop here. There is a bank here. There is a public lavatory here. There is a post office here. There is a cafe here. There is a bank here. 
Your walk has taken you to the villages and hamlets of Swaledale and Wensleydale; now it brings you to the small town of Askrigg. It has a street of grey stone buildings, many of them 3-storeyed, indicating that the market once created considerable prosperity. One such tall 18th century house, overlooking the old market place and bull ring, is Cringley House, known to followers of the James Herriot stories as Skelgate House, the home of the Darrowby vets. As Hawes grew in size at the head of Wensleydale in the 19th century, so Askrigg lost its importance as a commercial centre, and no market is held here now. The cobbled square at the centre of town, however, with its cross, its stone pump and its metal bull ring still attached to a stone flag, retains the busy atmosphere of a market place. In common with most Dales settlements, Askrigg has a large proportion of second and/holiday homes, but it maintains a strong community spirit. Askrigg’s popularity as a tourist centre was well established by the time of Herriot and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. The Wensleydale railway came here in 1877, bringing day-trippers and holidaymakers in large numbers. The surrounding hillsides, along with the River Ure and its dale, bring peace and tranquillity of the highest quality. If you are tempted to take an evening stroll beyond the reach of the town itself, you might like to seek out one of the waterfalls, Mill Gill or Whitfield; they won’t let you down.

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 Places to stay in Askrigg

The White Rose Hotel
Main Street, Askrigg North Yorkshire DL8 3HG
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 Property type: Country House Hotel
 Accreditations: AA 4*

The White Rose Hotel and Restaurant in the north Yorkshire Dales, formerly a 19th century residence, has been carefully and sympathetically refurbished to create a family-run hotel in the heart of Askrigg in Wensleydale. Our tastefully designed and equipped traditional Yorkshire bar provides a perfect setting for our professionally prepared and cooked light snacks, bar meals... and of course real ales. The bedrooms have been comfortably furnished with most retaining the original fireplaces and panelled window shutters. 2 night minimum stay at weekends.

Distance from path: On Route

Room TypePer room
2 single ensuite rooms£75.00
6 double ensuite rooms£75.00
6 twin ensuite rooms£75.00

dogs accepted here vegetarians catered for this property has an alcohol licence packed lunches available evening meal available drying facilities available 
Last updated: 9/23/2015

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Alternatively, you might like to try the following hotels just outside Askrigg...

Rose & Crown, Bainbridge, 2 miles on from Askrigg.
Thornton Lodge, Worton, 1 mile on from Askrigg.

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pets accepted herePets accepted   packed lunches availablePacked lunches available
evening meal availableEvening meals available   this is a no smoking propertyNo smoking property