Le Day Le Tour Came to Town!
Welcome to Leyburn - Tour de France town!
Welcome to Leyburn Tourist Information.
Leyburn was a Tour de France spectator hub for the Grand Depart which showcased the Yorkshire Dales to millions of viewers across the globe in July. Leyburn is a vibrant market town and the principal gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It sits in Lower Wensleydale amid some of England's finest walking country and is a year-round destination, offering the perfect base for exploring, hiking, cycling and sight-seeing. Leyburn has great places to stay and places to eat and a host of independent shops, around a large historic Market Place.
Great Leyburn welcome riding Le Tour route
Warland's Cafe at Leyburn Tourist Information Centre received a lovely thank you from cyclists riding the tour route. Nigel West of Harrogate writes: "We found a perfect stopping point for coffee and delicious cakes at Warland's Cafe at Leyburn TIC in the centre of Leyburn. Can I compliment all the team for the excellent way you looked after us yesterday morning and contributed to such a splendid weekend. I wish you great success with the forthcoming Tour. My friends visiting from the South East are all keen to return soon."
NB: The tourist office provides safe cycle storage for cyclists using Warland's cafe.
Hello to new arts centre
Leyburn now has a venue for the arts and cinema, with a programme of movies, theatre and music. The Old School House Arts Centre is located in Leyburn's former Roman Catholic school on Richmond
Road. The centre also has rooms to hire for rehearsing and community activities.
Click here to visit Old School House website
Experience life in Leyburn with NEW leaflet
Click on file below to open the NEW leaflet of things to see and do in and around Leyburn, kindly provided by the Lower Wensleydale Partnership. The leaflet is available from Leyburn Tourist Information Centre. Please call in when visiting Leyburn. We're on the Market Place at the corner of Wensley Road, near the mini-roundabout.
Leyburn has six guest houses, two hotels and an inn with rooms offering easy access to the town's impressive collection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Nearby villages provide a
wealth of accommodation choices. There are facilities for caravans and camping and many holiday cottages. Whether you are coming for an overnight visit or an extended break or holiday, you are sure
to find something that suits your pocket and your needs.
Click here for bed and breakfasts
Leyburn has events throughout the year which attract visitors from all over Britain. The Dales Festival of Food and Drink on the first May Bank Holiday weekend has become the number one food festival in the North of England. In a few short years the Leyburn 1940s' Weekend, held in July, has become one of the biggest events of the summer in the Yorkshire Dales.
Love Art - Love Leyburn
Art is alive and kicking in Leyburn. The town is home to three art galleries plus a jewellery gallery showing the work of jewellery maker Emma Sedman and other jewellery makers. This cluster of
galleries in Leyburn provides visitors with an interest in art with many works of art to browse and purchase. The town itself has an active arts scene with a variety of clubs and societies
championing different areas of the arts, from painting and photography to acting and operatics.
Click here to follow the Leyburn Arts Trail