Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery was set up by Paul Theakston in 1992, following his vision to create his own distinctive beer.

Set in Masham, a few miles up the road, the brewery offers a chance to sample both an authentic brewing experience and, of course, the fruits of the process.

Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill provides an opportunity to bring history to life. A range of daily tours, themed days out and children’s activities are available. After coming third in the national final of the BBC “Restoration” series in 2004, capital funds were raised to stabilise the building and restore all the water-powered systems and Victorian machinery.

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip.

Aysgarth Falls

The waterfalls at Aysgarth are one of the most stunning natural beauty spots in the area. With a walk along the river and a beautiful village to explore this makes a great day out for all the family. For those of a cinematic persuasion they also offer the chance to re-enact a fight scene from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, which was filmed here.

Wensleydale Creamery

Visit the museum to learn about the history of cheesemaking, or sample some of today’s produce in the café. Wensleydale cheese is famous nationwide and this is an unparalleled chance to experience it in its freshest form.

Settle-Carlisle Railway

Travel out for the day on England’s most scenic railway. The railway provides great way to get around a range of attractions while making the journey part of the overall experience as well as a real connection to the area in the nineteenth century.


An opportunity to watch traditional ropemaking in progress. Part of the facination of watching ropes being made is the satisfaction of seeing the complete process, in which many thin strands of yarn are rapidly twisted into a strong rope. and to enjoy the facilities on offer, including a well-stocked shop full of gift ideas.