Population: 2183Grid Reference: SE114904Co-ordinates: 54.309,-1.829

Leyburn Town Hall

Home to 2,200 people, the small town of Leyburn at the eastern end of Wensleydale offers a variety of attractions. The Elite Cinema unlike the modern out-of-town multiplexes is one of the few remaining traditional picture houses in the country, showing the latest films. There are several craft workshops and galleries including the unusual 'Teapottery' where teapots of amazing designs are made. The highlight of the week is the Friday Market. The Methodist church in Leyburn can be found next door to the Sandpiper Inn while St. Matthew's Church (Church of England) is within easy walking distance of the town centre, on the road to Middleham. The Wensleydale Evangelical Church is also in Leyburn.

Leyburn Teapottery can be visited on Leyburn Business Park and in
Keswick in the Lake District.


TELEPHONE: 01969 623069


A recent addition to Leyburn is a 6000 square feet Antiques centre on Harmby Road, selling a wide range of antiques. The large market square, most of which is used for car-parking is surrounded by a wide range of shops including a Co-Op and several pubs.

Elite Cinema, Leyburn     St. Matthew's Church, Leyburn     Leyburn

   Elite Cinema                              St. Matthew's Church                                  Leyburn        

Leyburn is now connected to the national railway system via the Wensleydale Railway which now runs from Northallerton. A campaign is underway to extend the railway into Wensleydale, through Hawes and eventually link with the Settle to Carlisle Railway at Garsdale Head.