Visit Masham


A peaceful market town with gracious Georgian aspects around a generous market place.

The area abounds in pleasant walks, from gentle riverside strolls to more demanding excursions into the surrounding moorland. Masham itself is a delight.

The visitor will enjoy browsing in the town’s shops, workshops and galleries, and visiting places such as the 2 breweries, ancient church and Masham’s rich architectural environment warm welcome awaits you whether you come to Masham for a day or for longer.

  • Corks & Cases

    A paradise for wine lovers, this independent merchant offers non supermarket wines along with a selection of wine gifts, including Guess The Grape – Blind Wine Tasting Game, a must for anyone who likes a glass of vino! Wines on tasting daily.

  • Black Sheep Brewery

    Masham is famous for it’s breweries. The visitor centre at Black Sheep provides a wealth of information on how traditional Ale is produced. Brewery visits are available but booking is advisable

  • Bah Humbugs

    Take a trip down memory lane and re-discover some of your favourite sweets when you walk through the door of Lucy Scott Paul’s traditional sweet shop, Bah Humbugs

  • Uredale Glass

    Uredale Glass – Tim Simon first fell in love with glass in the late sixties and has maintained his passion for this remarkable material ever since

  • Masham Gallery

    The Gallery – A relaxed and unpretentious gallery showcasing high quality contemporary art and design led crafts. Situated in the Market Place of the beautiful dales town of Masham.

WHITBY – 60 miles 1 1/4 hrs


Whitby has long had a reputation among mariners as a safe harbour and the only real refuge between the Humber and the Tyne. By the 18th century the port was substantial.

There was a ropery, several large ship-building yards and many smaller ones, and even a dry-dock in operation.

The town retains its unspoilt atmosphere and is popular with holidaymakers, not only for the spectacular sandy beaches, but also the ancient monuments and museums of the town.

  • Captain Cook Museum

    The Museum has a collection of exhibits about Cook’s Whitby years and his later achievements, and includes unique items of great historical importance. It is located in the old house by the harbourside which has for over two hundred years been associated with Cook.

  • Whitby Abbey

    Set high on a headland, Whitby Abbey’s gaunt and moving remains have associations as diverse as Victorian jewelry, whaling and Count Dracula. Those who choose to approach the Abbey – up the 199 steps from Whitbytown – know the meaning of dedication!

CITY OF YORK – 45 miles 1hr 


  • Railway Museum

    National Railway Museum – Embark on a journey into the past and discover the story of the train at the world’s largest Railway Museum. It’s a great place to enjoy a fun-packed family day out and entry is now free for everyone. Explore The Works, see the world’s finest collection of Royal trains, record breaking Mallard and a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket, then get up to speed with our new advanced Japanese Bullet Train. FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE except for some special events such as Thomas The Tank Engine events.

  • York Minster

    York Minster – The largest Medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass. Explore the history beneath your feet in the Undercroft and enjoy magnificent views from the tower top. Open daily subject to services. Please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Yorkshire Museum

    Yorkshire Museum – Walk in the footsteps of Romans and discover a land pillaged by Vikings.See beasts turned to stone from a time when dinosaurs ruled the planet. Discover the jewels of Kings and the spoils of war. Welcome to theYorkshire Museum & Gardens, one of England’s first and finest. Yorkshire Museum & Gardens are a part of the York Museums Trust.

  • Castle Museum

    Castle Museum – Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through the windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through six hundred years of life in Britain, from parlours to prisons, marriages to the mill house. Discover a city at war and stumble into an underworld of highwaymen.

  • The York Dungeon

    The York Dungeon – brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life…..and death. As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember, everything you experience here really happened.

  • Clifford Tower

    Visit this proud symbol of the might of our medieval kings – originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious north, it was rebuilt by Henry III in the 13th century. Fantastic panoramic views of York and the surrounding countryside from the top of the tower show why it played such a key role in the control of Northern England. A series of special events run throughout the summer weekends.