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Masham Town Information

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River Ure & Upbank Wood Masham Photo © Les Hull
River Ure & Upbank Wood Masham -
Photo: Les Hull CCL

blank image This old market town above the River Ure sits on the very edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is famed for its beer, being home since 1827 to Theakston Brewery, makers of such powerful delicacies as ‘Old Peculiar’, and of the more recent Black Sheep Brewery.
Nearby are the evocative ruins of Jervaulx Abbey, founded in 1156 by the Savigny monks, where Wensleydale cheese was originally produced.

It was eventually destroyed during the reign of Henry Vlll.
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Jervaulx Abbey near Masham Photo © Mike Wallis
Jervaulx Abbey near Masham -
Photo: Mike Wallis CCL