Akebar Park

Local area information

When it comes to looking at holiday lodges in Yorkshire for sale, it’s important to know what’s available nearby!

We’ve been well-established here at Akebar Park for many years, so we have a pretty good idea of what is where and the best places to go for your needs – but if you’re new to the Yorkshire Dales, you might not be quite as well versed.

So, we’ve collated all our local area knowledge into the handy list below, so that if there’s something you should need during your visit, you can find it there!

Your essential local guide to North Yorkshire:

Nearby villages, towns and cities:


Our park is set in the township and civil parish of Akebar, which, alongside our holiday lodges in Yorkshire for sale, is home to farmhouses and folly. Our closest villages include Finghall, Hunton, Constable Burton, Heselton and Newton-le-Willows.


Bedale, Leyburn and Richmond are our closest towns – and all well worth a visit! Bedale is a traditional Yorkshire market town (which gets a mention in the Domesday Book) with a host of unique shops and places to eat. Leyburn is known as the “town for all seasons,” while Richmond, founded by the Normans in 1071, also has a great shopping/dining presence.


The city of York is little over an hour’s drive away from Akebar Park, and is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to visit in the UK! Just some of its highlights include The Shambles (famous for inspiring the set for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films), the National Railway Museum and its stream of independent pubs and cafes.


Shops for holiday supplies and essentials:

You’re never too far from a supermarket at Akebar Park! Here are the closest ones:

  • Co-op Food, Leyburn: 11 Market Pl, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BG
  • Tesco Express, Bedale: 40 Market Pl, Bedale DL8 1EQ
  • ALDI, Richmond: Richmond Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3JA


Hospitals and doctors’ surgeries:

In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, you can contact one of the following hospitals or doctors’ surgeries:


The Friary Community Hospital

Address: 9 Queens Rd, Richmond DL10 4AJ
Website: southtees.nhs.uk/hospitals/friary/
Phone: 01748822306

Friarage Hospital

Address: Northallerton, DL6 1JG
Website: www.southtees.nhs.uk/hospitals/friarage/
Phone: 01609779911

Doctors’ surgeries:

Leyburn Medical Practice

Address: Health Centre, Brentwood, Leyburn DL8 5EP
Website: www.leyburnmedicalpractice.co.uk/
Phone: 01969622391
Hours: 8:30am–7:15pm, Monday-Friday.

Harewood Medical Practice

Address: 42 Richmond Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3JD
Website: www.harewoodmedicalpractice.com/
Phone: 01748876090

Catterick & Colburn Medical Group

Address: The Health Centre, High St, Catterick, Richmond DL10 7LD
Phone: 01748811475


Places to eat and drink:

Don’t fancy dining in at your caravan or lodge? You won’t be short of options to eat out or grab a takeaway during your stay!


The Friar’s Head (our onsite restaurant!)

Address: Bedale, Leyburn DL8 5LY
Website: www.thefriarshead.co.uk/
Phone: 01677450201
Opening hours: 12:00pm–10:30pm Monday-Thursday, 12:00pm–12:00am Friday-Saturday, 12:00pm–11:00pm Sunday.

The Queen’s Head

Address: W Moor Ln, Finghall, Leyburn DL8 5ND
Website: www.queensfinghall.co.uk/
Phone: 01677450259

Pubs and bars:

The Greyhound Inn

Address: Hackforth, Bedale DL8 1PB
Website: www.greyhoundathackforth.co.uk/
Phone: 01748813360

The Bay Horse Inn

Address: The Green, Bedale DL8 1HP
Website: www.thebayhorsecrakehall.co.uk/
Phone: 01677422548
Opening hours: 5:00pm–11:30pm Monday–Tuesday, 12:00–11:30pm Wednesday–Sunday.


Chambers Coffee House

Address: Unit 1, Central Chambers, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BD
Phone: 01969625919
Opening hours: 9:00am–4:00pm Monday-Saturday, 10:00am–4pm Sunday.

Institution Boutique Cafe

Address: 42 Market Pl, Bedale DL8 1EQ
Website: www.thisisinstitution.co.uk/
Phone: 01677425541
Opening hours: 11:00am–2:00am Tuesday–Saturday.


Middleham Fish Bar

Address: Market Pl, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4NP
Phone: 01969625054
Opening hours: 12:00pm–2:00pm, 4:30pm–8:00pm Wednesday–Saturday.

Rupali Balti House

Address: 1A High St, Leyburn DL8 5AH
Phone: 01969624863
Opening hours: 5:30pm–11:00pm Monday–Sunday.


Things to see and do nearby:

There’s so much to see and do in the Yorkshire Dales that we had to create a separate page for it on this website, as well as one just for outdoor activities! However, here are just some of our current holiday homeowners’ top recommendations:

  • Brimham Rocks
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
  • Aysgarth Falls
  • Bolton Castle
  • The Forbidden Corner

We can’t wait to welcome you to Akebar Park!

Our amazing range of holiday lodges in Yorkshire for sale are among some of the most admired in the county, and we’d be delighted to welcome you to the park as a new owner so that you can make the most of this wonderful part of the world!

Simply book a viewing with us today and we’ll be ready and waiting to show you around…