Masham is a bustling picturesque market town in Lower Wensleydale, and home to the Black Sheep Brewery.
It became well known in medieval times as a centre for the Dales Sheep industry. Up to 80,000 sheep were sold here in the annual September Sheep Fairs, and the tradition still continues every year.
As well as being famous for its brewing history, Masham offers many attractions: impressive Georgian architecture, a charming church; a park ideal for families with tennis courts, golf and horse riding facilities all nearby. There are plenty of walks from gentle riverside strolls to moorland hikes and an extensive events calendar throughout the year.
Masham hosts a regular market in the impressive central market place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and bank holidays.
Masham has many welcoming pubs offering locally brewed ales. Local hospitality cannot be bettered, with a large range of places to eat and stay catering for every taste. A warm welcome awaits you whether you come to Masham for a day or a week.
Masham also boasts a wide range of interesting shops, galleries, and visitor attractions – there is something for everyone. The area is surrounded by pleasant walks, from gentle riverside strolls to more demanding excusions into the surrounding moorland. It is the perfect place to stay for exploring the beautiful Dales.