Hey guys! I’m bringing another AG Travel Diaries post your way which is this time about Leyburn. Leyburn is a cute town in North Yorkshire and we stayed there for a few days before I was due to be back at school. During that time, we got to see some pretty awesome places like Aysgarth Falls and Forbidden Corner and I gained a new appreciation for North Yorkshire. It seems crazy to me that I live in Yorkshire and yet there’s still so much of it that I haven’t seen before. I’d never really ventured into this area of Yorkshire before but I’m leaving it with a new found love of it. I can’t wait until I get the chance to visit again. So here’s my Leyburn travel diary!
FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER: We set out for Leyburn late in the morning and arrived there early in the afternoon. However, we couldn’t get into the property until 5 so we had some time before that. We decided to go and explore Richmond, a town near to Leyburn. It had some lovely independent shops and cafes and lots of the older buildings which I think add a lot of character to towns and villages like it. We spent a bit of time just exploring and then sat in a cafe to enjoy a cake and drink. I had this delicious coconut and chocolate slice.
After that, we were able to drive to Leyburn and get into the property. It was a very charming house with flattering colour schemes, interesting decorations and plenty of room. I loved the room I got to sleep in as well which was a bonus.
SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER: We spent the morning coddiwompling around Leyburn which was pretty similar to Richmond with it’s old buildings and independent shops. Then, we ate a spot of lunch and drove to Forbidden Corner to spend the afternoon there.
I dont want to go into too much detail about Forbidden Corner because I want to do a separate blog post about it but the best way I can describe it is completely crazy and random but in the best way possible. It reminds me a bit of Alice in Wonderland with statues of weird creatures that would fit right in with that world, lots of different paths leading to different places and many really random things that just fit right in. I felt very at home and really enjoyed my time there. I cannot wait to visit again!
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER: We began our day with a visit to Aysgarth Falls and wow is all I can really say. They were stunning and it was hard to believe they were completely natural and not man made in the slightest. There were three sets (upper, lower and middle) so of course we had to see all of them. What a beautiful way to start off the day!
After that, we visited Hawes, a village near to Leyburn. This is where they make the delicious Wensleydale cheese! We meandered around some of the shops that were there for most of the afternoon much like we had previously in Leyburn and Richmond.
MONDAY 7TH AUGUST: This was our last day which I was so sad about. I was really not ready yet to leave the beauty of North Yorkshire. We visited Inspired Chocolate in the morning where you could craft a chocolate pizza or a set of chocolate lollies. I opted for a pizza which was so much fun as I had to pour the chocolate onto the stencil and decorate it with icing, sprinkles and marshmallows. The result looked so yummy and I’m sure it will be delicious to eat! After we’d done this, we returned back to Hull, knowing we’d had an unforgettable holiday.
Thank you for reading this post! There’ll be another one out soon but until then bye for now!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull