I found that one of the hardest things to do when going on holiday is actually deciding where the heck to go and then where do you stay?!?! I am one of those people who struggles with too much choice lol. I am however very very lucky as I have a mom who is incredible at it. So we stayed in Askrigg and it is a beautiful little town in the Yorkshire Dales.
Askrigg was one of the locations used for the Uk television program ‘all creatures great and small’. It is a very pretty little village and I am happy that we stayed there. There is a very useful little shop in the village, which is always busy seriously you would be surprised how busy, there seemed to be someone parking up outside every few minutes. That little shop also had it’s own little tea room which sells a great pot of tea and yummy sandwiches.
That isn’t the only cool spot in the village, this village also has a little deli called Humble Pie which serves the fastest quiches I have ever had, all cooked fresh early in the morning. They also make a great breakfast. I still miss this little spot. Crazy as this sounds I would even say that I would go back to this village just to buy quiche! (unfortunately I don’t have a photo of this place as I was always too busy stuffing my face.)
The town also has a few good pubs in it, I mean this is the UK after all so thats kinda a given lol. I particularly liked the King’s Arms, which was used as the Drover’s Inn in the all creatures great and small series. They have a fantastic Sunday roast. And yes you guessed it – I don’t have any photos of this place either but I do have the belly to prove it lol.
Askrigg is a great little town though, there are many walks from here and you have Asygarth falls not far away, Hadraw Force is only 5 miles up the road and Hawes is also just 10 minutes drive. There is a fantastic coloured pencil artist gallery in Hawes owned by Stacey Moore. I highly recommend it. They also have a great deli shop in the middle of town and every Tuesday they have a farmers market in the centre.
Would I say in Askrigg again – YOU BET YA!