Walkers and cyclists will love staying at School House! A number of fantastic walks start from the front door, ranging from the low-level riverside route to the Cover Bridge, to more mountainous adventures on Penhill and beyond. The area is also a magnet for shooting parties during the winter season.


Middleham is an important horseracing training centre, with no less than 15 training establishments in and around the township. Top names include Mark Johnston, Ben Haslam and Micky Hammond. Hundreds of horses train regularly on the grass- and all-weather gallops on Middleham Moor, and School House provides a ringside seat for equine enthusiasts, as the …

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Middleham was once the capital of Wensleydale and an important market town. It was the home of king Richard III, and, much visited by royalty and nobility, it became known as “the Windsor of the North”. Middleham Castle Middleham Castle dates from Norman times. It passed into the ownership first of the powerful Neville family, …

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In Middleham

As a major horse racing centre, Middleham is a working town – which means it supports a surprisingly large choice of pubs and restaurants for a place of its size. There are no less than four pubs – all of which serve food: The White Swan is the foodie’s favourite. The Black Swan attracts a …

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