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8. Aysgarth Falls

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Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls is a spectacular stretch of water in Lower Wensleydale. Aysgarth is best known for its triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure where the river stretches out along the valley and dramatically drops 30 metres.
 
Aysgarth is the place where the poet Wordsworth spent his honeymoon and also featured in a fight sequence in the film Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.  

Signposted walks wind their way through the wooded gorge, offering spectacular views of the river and falls. In spring the area is carpeted with wood anemones, bluebells and primroses and there is also a wide range of wildlife including birds, squirrels and deer.

The National Park Centre is housed in converted railway cottages in a very picturesque ancient woodland setting. The Centre tells the story of Freeholders’ Wood and how the beautiful waterfalls of Aysgarth Falls were created. The Coppice Café is located in the Centre and run by a local operator.

All of the National Park Authority's National Park Centres are also tourist information centres. They offer a wide range of services including a local and national accommodation booking service, sales of maps, books and souvenirs and information for visitors and locals. They even provide daily weather forecasts for the immediate area.

Aysgarth Falls Address:
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Aysgarth
Wensleydale
Yorkshire
DL8 3TH
England, UK

Aysgarth Falls Opening Times:
Winter (November - March)
Friday to Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Also open 27th to 29th December, 12th - 15th, 19th - 23th February 2007, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Summer (April - October) 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aysgarth Falls Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)1969 662910
 
F  +44 (0)1969 662929
 
 
 

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