Local Activities
Wensleydale is not only home to James Herriot and Wallace and Gromit! The Parlour is in an ideal location to enjoy any of the folllowing:
 
Local Sites
  »  Theakstons Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre: (www.blacksheepbrewery.com)
  »  Brymor Ice Cream Parlour & visitor centre: (www.brymordairy.co.uk)
  »  Wensleydale cheese factory visitor centre: (www.wensleydale.co.uk)
  »  The Forbidden Corner: (www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/theforbiddencorner)
  »  Lightwater Valley Fun Park and Factory shopping:(www.lightwatervalley.co.uk)
  »  Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Birds of Prey:(www.thorpperrow.com)
  »  Aysgarth Falls
  »  Richmond Castle
  »  Middleham Castle
  »  Bolton Castle
  »  Jervaulx Abbey
  »  Fountains Abbey
  »  James Herriot Museum at Thirsk: (tel 01845 524234)
 
Activities
  »  Walking and Cycling - Spectacular Dales views on foot or wheels.
  »  Pony Trekking - Swinton: (www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/mashamriding)
  »  Racing - Thirsk, Ripon and Catterick are all local tracks.
  »  Golf- Visitors can use courses at Bedale, Catterick and Richmond. Pay and Play 18 hole at Akebar just half a       mile away.
  »  Cinema/Theatre - The famous Georgian Theatre in Richmond: (www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk) and
      The Civic Theatre in Darlington (Tel. 01325 486555) for live shows and The Elite Cinema in Leyburn:
      (tel.01969 624488)
  »  Bedale Sports Centre has a fully equipped gym and swimming pool: (tel.01677 427272)
  »  Aerial Extreme - tree top rope walking at Kirklington near Bedale.
  »  Wensleydale Railway - travel the dale in style: (www.wensleydalerailway.com)
  »  River and Pond Fishing available locally.
 
Dining
  »  There are local pubs in most of the surrounding villages serving good food.
  »  Excellent restaurants can be found in Masham, East Witton, Middleham and Leyburn.
  »  Bedale has a good selection of restaurants, and plenty of quality take aways including; Chinese, Indian,       Pizza, and Fish and Chips.
  »  Arrangements can even be made to have a meal delivered to your door!
 
Shopping
  »  The Parlour has several traditional market towns nearby with local fresh produce.
  »  Visit Northallerton, York or Harrogate for the bigger stores (Look out for Betty's famous tea shops).
  »  Catterick has a large Tesco store for stocking up (15 minutes away).
  »  Late night chemist at Bedale.
  »  Petrol station at Crakehall (3 miles).