Aysgarth Falls
Aysgarth Falls
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • KazHoo
    Norwich, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to visit for an afternoon
    Good maintained paths that are easy to walk on and good for pushchairs to get to the waterfalls. The car park was busy, but we managed to park ok. We used one of the paper maps to do the Black footpath. It was very easy to follow and was a nice walk. Took about an hour to do.
    Great to hear that you found the paths well maintained and managed easily with your pushchair. The countryside walk (the black footpath) is a nice addition to the walk to the waterfalls. Thank you for coming to Aysgarth Falls and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written August 27, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Carol D
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Beautiful, so good we went twice. Parked at top of the hill first day! After realising was another at the bottom of the hill but enjoyed the walk. The dogs loved a paddle in the water. Defo a place to take a pick nick and stay all day. Loved it.
    Hello Carol, thank you for the fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time and visited us twice just because it was so good! Thank you for visiting and we would love to see you again soon.
    Written September 9, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • candmh54
    Greater London, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Easy Walk Aysgarth Falls
    The walk was easy and the view of the waterfalls at various viewpoints aesthetically pleasing. Parking at the Visitor Centre was plentiful and reasonably priced. The highlight, and the main reason for the 5 star review, is as result of having the good fortune to meet Keith, who is a Volunteer at the centre. Keith not only provided guidance regards the falls walk, but gave us some ideas of places to visit and drives to make in the Yorkshire Dales that are not generally in the guide books. Keith is a “Star Guide” and deserves a mention… look out for him at the Visitor Centre.
    Thank you for your lovely review. and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Aysgarth Falls. Keith is indeed very knowledgeable and enjoys passing on his experience to enhance our visitors time in the Yorkshire Dales. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have Keith volunteering at Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre.
    Written October 11, 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Carl
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Spent an enjoyable few hours here. The falls are spectacular. Car park £3.50, you can pay by card. All three falls are a fairly short walk from the car park. Cafe is very expensive £2.60 mug of tea, take a picnic.
    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Aysgarth Falls. It is quite beautiful in the Autumn with the leaves changing colour. The falls vary with the seasons. A walk to the falls followed by a hot chocolate in the cafe in the Winter months makes for an enjoyable morning/afternoon. Please note we are only open weekends and school holidays 10.00 - 3.30 after the 5th November and closed all January. Thank you for visiting Aysgarth Falls.
    Written October 30, 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Martin P
    Watford, United Kingdom127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Falls.
    This is a lovely set of falls. Clear paths to them and good visitors centre. Be warned.......as this is a popular attraction, it get's very busy and you may struggle to park. Do the circular walk, which is a lovely well layed out walk, which includes the falls.
    Good to hear that you enjoyed your walk to the falls and your look around the Visitor Centre. Parking can be difficult in the height of the season, but if our visitors arrive early in the day there is always ample parking. Thank you for visiting Aysgarth Falls and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written December 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Michelle T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, well worth a visit
    Went for the Christmas three day break. Staff fantastic, Lynsey, Micheal, Alex and other staff, sorry we didn’t get all your names. The food was outstanding, thank you to the chefs. Really dog friendly, a Christmas stocking for our dog on arrival. Rooms lovely and very clean The whole experience was fantastic. Thank you. We will be returning in the summer.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Hodges105
    Selby, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out
    Beautiful walk with fantastic scenery. The waterfalls are great. The car park is good value with toilets accessible. We came out of season so the cafe wasn't open at the bottom which was a shame as a nice cofee van with warm drinks would of been great! Not overly busy and even our 5 year old managed the countryside walk! Signage could be better on one of the fields as we ended up wasting time walking the wrong direction but overall a lovely day out 😊
    Great to hear that you had such a lovely day at Aysgarth Falls. Not sure exactly where you were walking, but when the Centre is closed there are free maps in a holder near the Centre doors. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written February 17, 2024
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    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Lizzie B
    United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic
    Aysgarth Falls is a great way to spend an afternoon walking and taking in sights especially the waterfalls which are numerous and with viewpoints we went on a Sunday in March and it was busy but not over crowded. There was plenty of room in the car park along with an information centre and public toilets. The cafe was open for tea, coffee and snacks. Its a popular spot for dog walkers and families.
    Hello Lizzie, we're so pleased to hear you had a lovely visit and hope that you will come and see us again soon.
    Written April 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Joanne B
    151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning waterfalls, visitors centre & coppice cafe
    When driving to Aysgarth falls, follow sat mav directions to Aysgarth visitors centre car park. The second turning on the right, not the first. The visitor centre staff were friendly and informative. Lots of geological information about the falls, easy and clear to understand. Quiant give shop with local items to buy. The falls were amazing. It had been raining all morning which was great so you could see the full force of the falls. Visited all three levels. Hadn't realised the top section is where part of Robin Hood was filmed. Costner version. Through the visitors centre is the coppice cafe, great food and again friendly staff. Will definitely be back again when near by.
    Hello Joanne, thank you for visiting Aysgarth Falls and placing a review. We are pleased to hear you found the staff in the Visitor Centre friendly and informative. We hope you will visit again soon.
    Written April 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Nina C
    Surrey, United Kingdom122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive falls
    I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the falls. Due to the amount of rain in the previous couple of weeks, the falls were at their most dramatic. It is possible to view them from 3 different places along the river. The trails are good and well signposted. Parking at the visitors centre car park is easy, with plenty of spaces and payment by card.
    Hello Nina, we're so pleased to hear you had a lovely visit. Your support is much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written April 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 3, 2024
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Colin F
Stowmarket113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A damp day when we visited but still a great experience. The falls in full flow were spectacular. Bit of a trek if you are less abled - the tracks are easy underfoot but the steps down to each platform restricts those with mobility problems. Not a complaint as it would not be easy to adapt without a lot of cost but just wanting others to know there are natural restrictions for people with prams, wheelchairs, walking aids.
great opportunities for photography.
Car park a little expensive but the toilets were very well maintained and the free spaces for those wanting to stop long enough just for a toilet break are a bonus.
Visitor Centre underwhelming.
Written September 18, 2020
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Hello Colin, thank you for your review of Aysgarth Falls and pleased to hear you found the falls so spectacular. Sorry to hear that you found the car park a little expensive, but as you say the toilets are well maintained and we do provide the free ten minutes. We hope you got some lovely photographs to remind you of your visit.
Written October 6, 2020
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Laura R
United Kingdom196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited here earlier this week, it was still summer holidays for most (albeit it the day before term started) so didn’t know if it would be busy. In reality we got there at lunchtime and had at least 10 parking spaces to chose from, which was good as previous reviews suggested that may not be possible without a very early start. As others have said, the “top carpark” looks like it’s the official carpark which confuses us initially but if you follow the road down the steep hill and over the bridge you’ll soon see the official carpark on your left hand side. This carpark is well located within 10-15 minutes walk of all three falls and has a cafe, visitors centre and toilet onsite. Parking is reasonable too, £4.80 for a day ticket.

The falls were beautiful and lots of possibilities for you to walk very close to the water and look down over some stunning scenery. The top falls were the most accessible as there is a fairly steep hill but no steps. The middle falls has some steep steps to a viewing platform, but they are proper stairs with railings so should be okay if people are sensible and patient. The lower falls were shallower steps that gradually went round to the falls, again fairly accessible but then some fairly rocky patches back to the other steps to exit. This bit is also fairly narrow, but most visitors were very conscious of social distancing etc which did create some queues to take a photo from a certain point but much better than everyone crowding around at the moment!
Written September 10, 2020
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Thank you for your comprehensive report which we are sure will be helpful to future visitors to Aysgarth Falls.
Written October 7, 2020
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Whiterose87
Wakefield, UK526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Came here today as a family of 4. We chose to park in the bottom car park where the visitor centre is, the parking price was £4.80 for all day which I didn’t think was too bad. I know some people would say that it’s expensive but it is a national trust site and it’s a place where you can spend as little as possible if you want to so the parking is a small price to pay. There is also another car park at the top of the hill however I’m unsure how much this one charges. When we arrived the car park was busy but we still managed to get a space and lots more were readily available.
There are toilets located next to the visitor centre which are free of charge and they are very clean.
The walkways are all well maintained and it’s very clean and tidy, you can see that it’s a place that’s clearly maintained to a high standard. The only negative might be if you have mobility problems due to the hills and getting to the falls themselves may pose a problem.
There are the lower falls and higher falls where you are able to go in the water for a little paddle however do be careful as it can be very slippy and uncomfortable on your feet! There’s also a middle falls however this one is just a viewing area and you can’t actually enter it (I presume this is for safety reasons).
If you have a dog then it is literally a canines dream place! There’s plenty of footpaths to walk around and plenty of water for the dogs to roam around in.
We will definitely return in the future however would do it after some heavy rain to get the full affect of the water.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you for your comprehensive review of Aysgarth Falls and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are actually the Yorkshire Dales National Park and therefore not a National Trust site. Thank you for the compliment on our toilets, which are a credit to our cleaner, and also the fact that you found the footpaths well maintained and generally tidy. For our visitors with mobility issues we do recommend the middle falls which are 230 metres from the National Park Centre. Our parking charges are £4.80 for all day or £2.70 for up to two hours and people with a blue badge get an extra hour. We hope to see you again soon.
Written June 24, 2021
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Abi
Durham, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We stayed for 4 nights mid Feb.. when we arrived we were given our keys and directions to our lodge, no glass of Prosecco which was disappointing as from reading previous reviews this is what we were expecting and as read in previous reviews a lot of people had dog beds and toys/treats left for them in the lodge we didn’t have this either. Although we did have a bottle of fresh milk, tea coffee, sugar and biscuits was a nice touch. When we arrived in our lodge there was no highchair or travel cot as requested but the staff quickly dropped one down to our lodge (travel cot rock hard we had to use a spare quilt to cushion it out). When I booked I purposely booked a Contemporary 4 and realised when we got to the lodge we were put in number 69 contemporary central living, I was very disappointed as we have a baby who still feeds every couple of hours so I wanted the two rooms next to each other instead this meant running through the cabin to the other side to feed him every time he woke and disturbing our 2 dogs, we didn’t have phone signal so could not ring so drove back upto reception where they explained all of the contemporary 4 lodges were out of use due to flooding which is understandable and can’t be helped but they knew this the day before we arrived so would of been nice to of been called and given to option. Anyways the lodge was lovely, spacious and clean definitely 5 star. Theres everything you need in the lodge, hairdryer, TVs in all the rooms, iron and hoover etc. Once we got settled in our lodge we drove to Leyburn for an Indian takeaway, Leyburn is around a 15 min drive away and the takeaway we got was from Saffron it was nice probably about 7 out of 10. The hot tub was so relaxing and private although we did find a large piece of glass in the tub. We also had a takeaway from a pizza shop called Hawes which is in the village Hawes around a 20 min drive away, this was nice about 8 out of 10. We enjoyed breakfast and an evening meal in the sites restaurant and the food was outstanding, also so was the customer service, we enjoyed the pool table and fire also, very quiet relaxed atmosphere. We visited the petting farm this was lovely, you get a big bag of food to feed the animals but check what time the feeds are as they only do this a few times a week I believe. If you have litttle ones that get bored we visited a soft play called temple fun in Northallerton around a 35 min drive away this was fab nice and clean and they have a section for under 4’s, we also visited Leyburn town for a coffee which was nice not much there but free parking. And we walked to Aysgarth Falls about 15 min walk, not many paths and very hilly walk but
worth it. We took our 2 dogs, there’s plenty of walks but unfortunately most walks flooded, but they still enjoyed themselves too :-), and there’s loads of poo bins and poo bags on site. The entrance to the site is very steep and the site is all of different levels so probably would not be suitable for someone with problems walking. Overall we had a lovely stay and would return!
Written February 18, 2020
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Nicky K
Uckfield, UK204 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The ‘falls’ were seriously over crowded, parking was expensive for what was a 30 minute visit tops. There are prettier falls in nearby Harmby that haven’t been so heavily commercialised.

Very underwhelming, full marks for their marketing manager.
Written June 20, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. I don't know at what time of day you visited but early morning/late afternoon can be a lovely time to visit especially if walking through the woodland to the middle and lower falls which can be really peaceful. With regard to parking we do provide two free ten minute parking bays which do give time to visit the upper or middle falls. Thank you for visiting us.
Written June 24, 2021
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MattAndLol
Bradford, UK491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
My husband was celebrating his birthday on a sunny September Saturday & we wanted a day out somewhere we'd never been before so we decided on Aysgarth Falls followed by a pub lunch & a visit to Leyburn in North Yorkshire. Our 18 year old son was with us. We managed to get a car parking space at the visitors centre car park, though it was very busy at about 11.15 am, we thought it was quite reasonable to pay £2.70 for parking for 2 hours, there is no other charge to see the Falls. (Don't park in the private car park that you see first as you turn down into the village, it's a longer walk, keep going till you reach the actual National centre.) We spent a very enjoyable 2 hours at the Falls, if you took a picnic & your children wanted to paddle with water shoes on etc you could probably spend longer here. There are toilets & a cafe as well as an information centre at the car park.
We found the whole place was very well signposted & all 3 waterfalls were quite nearby. However as someone with a Mum in a wheelchair I would say that it's not really wheelchair or people with mobility problems friendly, most of the paths were bumpy or don't go near enough to the Falls due to the big rocks. The 3 of us had no problems & we especially liked the lower falls & spent most of our time there, the views are beautiful & sitting by the gushing waters clears your mind of worries. Our son was more adventurous in exploring the lower falls area, there was plenty of room to spread out from others. We brought our walking boots with us which were very useful as the rocks are uneven & there's lots of potholes filled with water. The middle falls are just visible from a viewing platform so we had a quick look then finally went on to the upper falls, this had a grassy area with picnic tables at the side of it which was much busier with people in large noisy groups sunbathing, paddling & picnicking, this wasn't our cup of tea so we didn't stay here long, the power & beauty of the falls is more apparent at the lower falls in our opinion & it was quieter. Overall we really enjoyed the falls & found it a lovely place to relax in nature for a couple of hours.
Written September 19, 2021
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the paths well signposted.. We do recommend the middle falls for people with mobility problems or parents with pushchairs. If you are ever in the area again please do call into the Visitor Centre as we could provide information on walks suitable for people with disabilities. Thank you for visiting Aysgarth Falls.
Written September 30, 2021
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Steve L
Hucknall, UK540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
If you have travelled to Canada then you probably wonder what all the talk is about. Certainly these falls are not massive or high, but after it has rained the falls are interesting and quite noisy. They are not on a par with Canadian waterfalls but if you are in the North Yorkshire Dales then don’t miss this. It will take the average person about 40-50 minutes to walk from the visitor centre to the high, middle and lower falls so only pay for 2 hours parking unless you intend to take longer or stay longer.
Written July 6, 2021
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Hello Steve, thank you for your review of Aysgarth Falls. Shall put Canada on my 'To Do' list. Thank you for visiting us.
Written July 9, 2021
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Paul175T
Selby, UK4,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Three levels of waterfalls and woodland walks between them all. A decent walk between them but not a challenging one. Great opportunity for photos and to see the water cascading through the rocks is quite special. Parking for over 2 hours for £4.80 was reasonable value for money and overall a good day out with a bit of exercise thrown in! The only thing that spoils it at all are the scruffy pigs that think it’s ok to throw litter or bag up dog poo and then leave the bag on the ground! If you’re going to do that please just stay at home!
Written August 17, 2020
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Hello Paul, great to hear that you had such a wonderful time here at Aysgarth Falls and hopefully you got some lovely photographs of your visit. Thank you for visiting us.
Written October 7, 2020
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MySloeLink
United Kingdom344 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Picturesque series of waterfalls with various walks - none of the walks are particularly challenging so are perfect for an 'afternoon stroll' for different abilities. The viewing areas for the mid and lower falls are a bit limited. Parking charges reasonable and easy to park late September although I imagine it gets extremely busy at peak times as it's a must-see on the tourist itinerary.
Written September 25, 2022
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Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you found the walks enjoyable. It is possible to get right down to the waters edge at the lower falls. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
Written September 27, 2022
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
There had been a fair amount of rain during the previous few days and this showed in the strength of the falls. They were very impressive - and noisy! We took in the Middle and Lower falls first, following the signs from the car park (Oh - don't be misled by the car park sign just after you turn off the main road - this is not the National Park Car Park, that's a little way further down and nearer to the actual falls!)

There's a viewing platform at both the middle and lower falls. If you're fairly steady on your feet you can carry on after the Lower Falls viewing platform and go down to the actual riverside. There's a rocky platform alongside the river which is fairly level but it does have lots of holes in it so you need to take care. There's a way up to the path after a little way along.

From the car park you can also follow a path the opposite way to the Upper Falls. These are privately owned and there's a small charge to enter
Written May 26, 2021
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Hello Charles and Susan, thank you for your comprehensive review of Aysgarth Falls which we are sure will be helpful to other visitors and for pointing out the National Park car park where the parking charges help with the maintenance of the National Park. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon!
Written May 28, 2021
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