Immortalized on-screen in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and famously inspiring artists and poets like Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth, the Aysgarth Falls have long been renowned as a local beauty spot. The three-tiered falls are undeniably photogenic, with thousands of gallons of water cascading down a series of natural limestone steps and framed by a canopy of trees.
The scenic falls lie on the River Ure at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and make a popular destination for hikers, with a number of trails running through the surrounding woodlands and a walking route following the length of the falls. The falls are most impressive during the wetter months, when the water levels are highest, and strategically placed viewing decks offer expansive views over the landscape.
Aysgarth Falls are located along the River Ure, close to Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There’s no admission fee.