Masham Travel Guide

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Masham Highlights

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     A lovely little town 

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     It is small 

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     Aww it is Lambing season! 

Masham Things to Do

  • Black Sheep Visitor Centre

    This is a relatively new brewery dating from 1992 but traditional brewing methods have always been used here .You can see the way the famous Yorkshire ale is produced on a brewery tour and a tour of the brewery takes 60 minutes. The cost in 2012 is £5.95 and concessions are available.The Black Sheep Bar and Bistro offer food and drink throughout...

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  • St Marys

    The village is dominated by St Marys Church - a beautiful church with a tall spire that stands in the market place.The spire dates from the 15th century but the church is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and there is evidence of an earlier church , most notably the remains of a Saxon Cross in the churchyard near the porch.There are many...

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  • The Market

    Market day in Masham is Wednesday and Saturday and this is a very good , small market. One that is worth looking at - particularly good stalls were the cheese stall with some expensive but very different types of cheeses, a binocular stall , an ink cartridge stall and of course the usual clothing, food and garden products stalls.Recommended.

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  • Theakstons Brewery Visitor Centre

    T&R Theakston Ltd. was founded in 1827 by Robert Theakston and John Wood at The Black Bull pub in Masham.Today there is a large brewery here producing Theaksons ales which are sold across the north of England. It is possible to visit the brewery and there are 4 tours a day that take 90 minutes to complete. You get to see how the beer is made and...

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  • The Tourist Information Centre

    The Tourist Information Centre can be found in Little Market Square close to the Town Hall. It is run by volunteers and not open at some times but when it is there is a very good service provided here and information about the area and leaflets are readily available.There are public toilets behind the building.

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  • The Town Hall

    The Town Hall is an impressive building dating from 1912 that graces a small square just off the main market square.Still used for local council business it does have regular , and popular, craft fairs here at the weekends.

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Masham Restaurants

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    by ChartIt Written Mar 28, 2008

    I am not sure if it was because we had been hiking in the rain all morning or not, but the inn was wonderful friendly and quick to serve 10ish hungry hikers! And they were very cool with our only slightly muddy wet clothes. Some places will have you take off your boots! The in is a Free House, which means they can serve a lot of different type of beers and ales not just one brand. So you can taste some local beers. Great pub for a Sunday lunch!

    Favorite Dish: I had a Sunday roast and it was wonderful.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting

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Masham Transportation

  • Bus to Masham

    10 bus routes serve Masham but services all services are not always regular so please read the timetables in the link below carefully.There are services to Ripon, Richmond and Bedale and many links in these places to other towns by bus.Buses in Masham stop in the Market Place.

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  • Car parking

    Car parking is plentiful in Masham - even on market days - in the Market Square. There is no actual charge for parking but there is an honesty box where you can leave a payment for the cost of parking your car.

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Masham Shopping

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    Joneva in Masham

    by Britannia2 Written May 14, 2012

    A wonderful array of sweets, chocolates, coffees , teas, biscuits, cookery ingredients and so on greet visitors to this old established shop.
    It is easy to spend a lot of time (and money!) in this shop as you remember the old sweets from childhood.
    Recommended.

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    • Seniors
    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining

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Masham Warnings and Dangers

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    Motor cyclists in the Dales.

    by Britannia2 Updated May 14, 2012

    Masham is a popular stopping place for motorcyclists but please beware of these middle aged men on expensive bikes such as Harley Davisons who use these powerful bikes on the country roads in the area. There are some responsible riders but the majority seem to have a death wish by not adhering to the speed limits or the limitations of country roads that twist and turn across the Dales. Sadly many die far too young every year.
    Even worse are the number who drink beer at the Theakstons Brewery and then get on high powered bikes to go home on - stupid behaviour that puts the lives of decent bikers and car users in danger.
    The men all seem to be rich dentists or accountants who can finally afford an expensive bike in later years and will be quite happy to talk about their bikes and let you look at them. Sadly what they have in people skills seems to be lacking in driving skills.

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