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in the county of North Yorkshire

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About Askrigg

In 1587, Queen Elizabeth II granted a charter to this lively little village and in the 20th-century Askrigg claimed its place in history as the setting for the T.V. series based on the James Herriot stories of a vet's life in the Yorkshire Dales. Through many decades Askrigg has remained largely unaltered and the place we see today is very much as it would have been when James Herriot and his collegues learnt their craft.

Once a premier Upper Wensleydale town, Askrigg was noted throughout the north for the work of clockmakers, among them - James Ogden and Mark Metcalfe. It could be said that in Askrigg, clockmaking was almost a cottage industry, for all the major works of an Askrigg clock were made either in, or around the village. another cottage industry was knitting.

In the market square stands the market cross so often seen in the fictional village of 'Darrowby' in the T.V. series, opposite is the lovely old church of St.Oswald which dates from the 15th-century. It is a beautiful church that contains many treasures of its historic past and interestingly, the gravestones in the churchyard proclaim the occupation as well as the name of those whose last resting place this quiet corner is. The town shows handsome Georgian properties and The Kings Arms, built 1767 was a former coaching inn. It was built by John Pratt, a local who had made a fortune as Jockey. In the leafy lanes surrounding the village there are attractive cottages interspersed by vast farmlands, peacefully grazed by cattle and sheep.

There are some famous beauty spots in these parts and Askrigg lies close to Whity Gill and Semer Water with the Hardraw Force Waterfall at the base of the magnificent Buttertubs Pass. The Penine Way passes nearby Hawes and the National Park Centre. This is a magical area of great charm and beauty. It is ideal walking counry that is littered with enchanting old towns, villages and hamlets. A perfact place to tarry and rest awhile, it is unhurried, a world away from todays otherwise, reckless pace of modern life.

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Skeldale House in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England

Skeldale House

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.0 miles, 0.0 km)
Around 5 miles from Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, Skeldale House is a boutique bed and breakfast enjoying spectacular views of Wensleydale....
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Holmedale Bed and Breakfast in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

Holmedale Bed and Breakfast

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.0 miles, 0.1 km)
Featuring free WiFi, Holmedale Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation in Askrigg, 43 km from Kendal. A flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player, as well as a CD player are offered. Some room...
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Sykes House in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England

Sykes House

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.0 miles, 0.1 km)
Featuring free WiFi, Sykes House offers friendly accommodation in Askrigg, 43 km from Kendal. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. You will f...
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Cringley Cottage in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England

Cringley Cottage

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Located in Askrigg, this holiday home is situated 43 km from Kendal. The unit is 39 km from Skipton. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV is featured. There is a private bathroo...
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The White Rose in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

The White Rose

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Dating back to the 19th century, The White Rose offers a bar and 2 restaurants. Situated in the heart of Askrigg in Wensleydale, this family-run inn offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking....
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Milton House B&B Askrigg in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England

Milton House B&B Askrigg

Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Milton House B&B Askrigg is set in Askrigg, 43 km from Kendal and 40 km from Skipton. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seatin...
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Thornsgill House Bed & Breakfast in Askrigg, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

Thornsgill House Bed & Breakfast

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Nearby travel help

Garsdale Station(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction W)
Leyburn Station(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction E)
A1(M) Junction 56(19.7 miles, 31.7 km, direction NE)
M6 Junction 37(22.0 miles, 35.3 km, direction W)
Teesside International Airport(29.5 miles, 47.5 km, direction NE)
Leeds Bradford International Airport(35.4 miles, 56.9 km, direction SE)
Askrigg to London(210.5 miles, 338.7 km, direction SE)