The Beautiful village of Middleham

Dominated by the ruins of an 18th century castle & surrounded by stunning scenery.

 

This delightful  18th century stone built, mid-terraced cottage which  enjoys a quiet   location  in the west end of this historic and charming village  sits just a short step  from the market place and all the local attractions. Middleham amenities, within a very short waking distance from the cottage, include a well stocked village store, art and crafts and antiques shop, charming café, excellent brasserie, public houses and restaurants as well as Middleham’s famous secret walled garden! There is also a bus service to the market town of Leyburn.

Middleham is a small market town in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales. There has been a settlement there since the Romans were in Britain.

The picturesque town is dominated by the imposing remains of a large medieval castle , which was started in 1190. From the Tower at the top of the Keep visitors are rewarded with panoramic views across the Dales landscape. The castle in now a ruin, after having been dismantled in 1646. The keep, which was built by Robert Fitz Ralph in the 1170s survives to this day along the 13th century chapel and the 14th century gatehouse. The Church of Saints Mary and Alkelda dates to the 14th century and boasts a 3 m high Perpendicular font cover.

Today the village is a modern centre of horse racing in the UK and is home to the Middleham Trainers' Association. The first racehorse trainer to train at Middleham was Isaac Cape in 1765. Today there are several racehorse trainers based here including Mark Johnston and Patrick Haslam. Racing is the number one employer in the town.