Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Aysgarth Falls Wensleydale... the Yorkshire Dales

A short drive from Leyburn took me past Bolton Castle on my way to view Aysgarth Falls.

This was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1568.

The River Ure tumbles over a series of broad limestone steps and although not particularly high the waterfalls are one of Wensleydales most famous beauty spots.
The falls featured in the  Kevin Costner film.
 Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves.
There is a pleasant walk linking the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls.

I then drove to nearby Bainbridge for a visit... a pretty Wensleydale village I had travelled through on my journey to Leyburn.
Bainbridge Village... Wensleydale

My next stop is a visit to the lovely town of Richmond.
My journey took me past the Artillery Ranges of nearby Catterick Garrison.
I had to take an image of this road sign as I passed... I thankfully don't see these everyday.


texwisgirl said...

those falls are beautiful. i imagined kevin costner skinny dipping in them... :)

the sign is rather amusing. as long as they're only turning and not firing.

Adam Tilt said...

Looks like a very nice place to spend the day Andrew. The rocks that those waterfalls fall over look very interesting.

Calling Ravens said...

Your forgot the famous cheese!! LOL! It looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos!

1huanghui said...

I hold the same idea with texwisgirl that the falls are quite amazing, though they are not the largest nor the grandest, they give me a different feeling. Greetings from China, wish you a good day!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Interesting facts about your photos today, Andrew. I always appreciate knowing these bits of history. Love the castle. :)

joo said...

I love the falls!

missing moments said...

The area is gorgeous, especially the falls!

grammie g said...

HI Andrew.. It is hotter than the hinges of hell here right now and those water falls sure look
You have so much history and tales of old there and I love hearing about it lucky guy you ...I might have to look into some history in my little town and see if there is any ancient scandal!! lol
♥ Grace

Gardener in the Distance said...

Hi Andrew. I don't know if it's just your lovely photos or reality, but the River Ure and its falls look serene here...

Beatriz said...

the river flows
with clean water
! great is Nature!

Greetings from barcelona

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm so glad that you found us and shared these photos. I remember that scene from Robin Hood very well! How cool to see the same spot! Hope you've had a chance to get your eyes wet.

Bob Bushell said...

I do love the waterfalls, good pictures.

Hilary said...

Those falls are indeed beautiful and TexWisGirl's comment made them even more so. ;)