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The following rental companies offer a range of Middleham cottage properties and accommodation. Most are located within 5 miles of the town and range from modern to the traditional. The numbers included below are subject to change so its worth checking the sites for the latest information.
- More than 20 Middleham self catering cottages
available from Hoseasons. Their properties are either situated in or within 5 miles of the town. They are mostly traditional in style and include barn conversions and old farmer's houses. Some can sleep up to 11 people.
- Around 10 cottages in Middleham
and the surrounding region. Weekly booking prices are competitive and start at around £200 for off-peak times. Their site allows visitors to contact owners directly, compare each properties and read user reviews.
- A reasonable collection of Middleham holiday cottages, numbering ten the last time we checked. These cottage properties are within a 5 mile radius of Middleham but there are a further 20-odd with a 10 mile radius. A number of special offers are also available for some cottages.
Cottages 4 You
- 5 Middleham cottages at the time of writing, which can be found in their Yorkshire Dales and Bronte country section. All are well appointed and graded with at least three starts. There's also a good range of Yorkshire holiday cottages, with a few discounts also available.
Middleham is set in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales
. It is an historic market town that dates back to Roman times and boasts one of the largest castle keeps in England. Middleham cottages are available for rent from the cottage agent below. They provide an alternative to the more conventional forms of Middleham accommodation found in the town.
Middleham's long history is showcased through much its architecture. The Georgian houses that surround the market place and the ruined castle overlooking the town add to the town's character and are illustrative of an eventful past. The latter, Middleham Castle
is the town's most celebrated landmark and was acquired by Richard III in 1471. Its keep was built by Robert Fitz Ralph and is the biggest in North England.
The surrounding moors are used by the a number of local stables for training purposes - the town is an important horse racing centre and is home to the Middleham Training Association. Horses and riders can often be seen during the early morning.
The Wensleydale Railway
is nearby and runs between Leeming Bar and Redmire. The line runs for 17 miles and passes through some of the finest scenery in the Yorkshire Dales - it is a landscape of narrow country lanes, windswept moorland and secluded valleys. See our guide below which describes some of the best things to see and do in and around Middleham.
Middleham visitor attractions
This section provides further details regarding local attractions and outdoor activities in and around Middleham. We've also included opening times and admission prices where possible.
The Forbidden Corner
in Tupgill Park is popular and consists of a network of tunnels and caverns which run through a walled 4 acre garden - tickets can be purchased at Middleham village store. The trains that run on the Wensleydale Railway are usually of the 1960s variety and feature large windows, from which passengers can enjoy the magnificent scenery - steam trains are used from August to September. For further information call 08454 50 54 74 or see the website
for ticket details.
Food and drink
The 17th century Black Swan
on Market Place is a popular pub and eatery. The interior exudes country charm with its beamed ceiling and open fireplace
- it serves local ales and wholesome pub food from an a la carte menu - meals are available at lunch time and in the evening. The acclaimed White Swan
is also situated on Market Place and boasts a large collection of ales including Black Sheep and Theakstones Best. Their menu features modern cuisine made from Yorkshire ingredients only.
History and Culture
Middleham Castle is open from 10am to 6pm with ticket prices starting at £2.00. Situated about 6 miles away is the 12th century Jervaulx Abbey
. Although not quite as impressive or well-preserved as the castle, enough of its ruins remain, to accurately trace the layout of the church and surrounding buildings. Bolton Castle
is also worth a visit - it dates back to the 14th century and features a maze, landscaped gardens and is one of the most well-preserved castles in the UK.
Supermarkets and shops
Central Stores in the centre of town acts as a newsagents and off-license - it also sells groceries and other essentials.
Middleham Holiday Resources