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Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth North Yorkshire DL8 3TH

We say

If you've seen Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, you've seen Aysgarth Falls – backdrop for one of the fight scenes as Kevin Costner swashed his buckle in the 1991 pseudo-historical romp. As Dales waterfalls go, they're not so much high and dramatic as wide and picturesque – three separate falls (upper, middle and lower) formed as a series of wide limestone steps in a gorge fashioned by the River Ure. There's a national park centre and large car park, where you can either pick up local walk leaflets, or just follow the signs to the falls viewing areas – the grassy picnic banks and riverside stones are popular picnic places on sunny days. There's a café at the information centre, and another one just over the bridge and up the hill from the car park, plus a pub or two within walking distance – it's one of the Dales' busier beauty spots.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Stunning ★★★★★

We visited Aysgarth in Summer 2011 and were blown away by the falls, they're really something. The water is this amazing browny colour (apparently from the peat) and the falls themselves are strangely enticing. A great spot for keen photographers, there's so many angles to explore and worth staying for a couple of hours and walking to each level of the falls. Definitely worth a look.

Aysgarth Falls reviewed by on November 8th, 2012

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Access to falls free; parking £2.50 for 2 hours, £4 over 2 hours.


  • Café
  • Nature Reserve
  • River
  • Toilets
  • Waterfall


Falls always open. Falls National Park Centre, April–Oct daily 10am–5pm, Nov–March Fri–Sun 10am–4pm.

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