Viewers of the long-running BBC TV series All Creatures Great and Small will recognise Askrigg as the home of Skeldale House, where vet James Herriot lived. The Kings Arms made many appearances as the Drover's Arms.
The village's tall houses and narrow, cobbled streets are centred around St Oswald's Church.
There are walks of all grades in the surrounding area and some wonderful views. Walk to Mill Gill Force or amble through the intriguing alleyways and reflect on the village's past heritage of clock-making and hand-knitting.