Askrigg

BOOK ASKRIGG HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Askrigg facts

Click for places to stay in Askrigg | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Askrigg | Read visitor reports

Did you know that Askrigg acted as "Darrowby" in the 1970s BBC TV series " All Creatures Great and Small ", based on the adventures of author James Herriot (pseudonym of the rather less euphoniously monikered Alf Wight)? The Wensleydale village, whose Norse-derived name means ‘ridge with ash trees’ is still visited by many fans seeking The Drover’s Arms (actually the King’s Arms ) and other Herriot-country landmarks.

If you like this, Share it

Brit Quote:
If I were compelled to choose between living in west bromwich or florence I would make straight for west bromwich - J B Priestley
More Quotes

On this day:
Thomas Cranmer Burnt at the Stake - 1556
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages