J is for … Jervaulx Abbey

Despite a grey start, the weather was very kind to us for our visit to Jervaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire.¬†Not far from Ripon, this privately owned Cistercian abbey is located on the A6108 between Masham and Leyburn. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid- to late 1500s, the property has been in private…

A is for … Aysgarth Falls

Just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between Leyburn and Hawes, can be found the village of Aysgarth. The village itself is steeped in history and dates back at least as far as the¬†Domesday Book. It was named after the old Norse for ‘open space among the oak’. We parked at the Aysgarth Falls National…