Our local market towns

Dalesend Cottages are surrounded by market towns – a historic feature of brilliant Yorkshire.



The closest to Dalesend Cottages. The Tuesday market is good for fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and some add-ons in the non-food sector; plants clothes etc. The monthly farmers food markets take place on the Third Sunday of each month. Stalls sell artisan bakery, fresh meat and more specialised food.



About 9 miles, has a Norman castle (11 century), a really good Saturday market, lovely walks along the river Swale, and the Georgian Theatre playhouse. Richmond also has an arts and culture centre – The Station showing films, seasonal art exhibitions, and some small shops. The café serves simple food in this interesting former station setting.


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About 7 miles. We love Leyburn! The Friday market is a very typical example of a Dales market. The shops and cafes are varied and interesting. Leyburn is also home to the famous auction house, Tennants. Auction view days are often on Fridays and you can bid on the Saturday. Take home a bargain as a holiday memento?



About 6 miles away, Masham has a small Wednesday market, a couple of specialist food shops – sweets in particular, and two breweries. Masham is home to The Black Sheep Brewery  and the Theakston Brewery and both offer tours. A quaint town, sleepy and pretty. The bike ride or car journey there is very pretty from Dalesend Cottages.


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About 11 miles, has the largest market in the area on a Wednesday and Saturday. It also has a large M&S Food Hall. The main attractions are Bettys Café and Tea rooms,  where you will be spoilt for the choice of cakes, bread, sweet treats, speciality tea and coffee.  Say no more. Northallerton also has a fine family-run department store called Barkers offering a beauty hall, clothes brands for men and women and a good footwear department along with cookware, bed linens, handbags, and lots more.