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 In and Around Bainbridge
Aysgarth Falls

With its wide open village green, ancient village stocks and shady trees, overlooked from the east by the remains of an unexcavated Roman settlement, Bainbridge is a treasure for layman, historian and archaeologist alike.

Aysgarth Church

In Norman days a number of foresters lived here and worked in the Great Forest of Wensleydale which used to cover the valley. Every evening the Bainbridge horn blower sounded the horn to guide the foresters and travellers in the surrounding hills back to the village. The horn (which hangs in the Rose & Crown) is still sounded at 10pm every night from 27 September - the Feast of the Holy Rood - to Shrove Tuesday.

Aysgarth Falls

Linger for a while and take in the peaceful atmosphere of the village, or walk along the River Bain - the shortest river in England - to Lake Semerwater, the largest natural lake in Yorkshire.


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