So what’s to do in and around Masham?
Loads of local festivals starting for the spring summer season …
don’t forget the Leyburn Food Festival 4th – 6th May 2013
Set in the stunning Lower Wensleydale countryside, Masham is famous for its Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally and annual Sheep Fair in September where up to 80,000 sheep can be sold at any one time!
It boasts not one but two famous breweries! – Black Sheep and Theakston.
Masham’s market charter was granted in 1250 and the town subsequently thrived due to the easy access of the flocks from nearby Fountains and Jervaulx Abbeys. It still hosts a market every Wednesday and Saturday, and there are plenty of welcoming pubs and delightful tearooms.
Artists such as Turner visited Masham and it was reportedly one of Lewis Carroll’s favourite spots. Today arts and crafts people still abound so you will find plenty of galleries to while away the time and perhaps find that special gift for someone!
For heritage enthusiasts, there is a beautiful church, fine architecture and some lovely old Georgian buildings…and for those wanting some more action, Masham has a 9 hole golf course open all year round as well as a tennis club with three hard courts available to members and visitors.
So come, park your car, discover new sights and make new friends – enjoy a weekend away from it all. We look forward to welcoming you to the Masham Stable Block soon.
Below you will find some useful links:-
Click here to download our local information.Pubs: The White Bear The Kings Head The Bruce Arms The Bay Horse
For the Adventurous …