Round and About

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ~Eddie Cantor

Set in the beautiful district of Richmonshire in North Yorkshire, the Queen's Head lies in the quiet villlage of Finghall.

'Picture-postcard' may be oft-quoted but here it truly applies, with village green, 12th Century Norman Church and a view that has inspired writers and artists down through the ages.

If you are looking simply for restfulness then Finghall is an ideal location. Should you wish, however, to investigate beyond, we can heartily recommend a number of local attractions.

For other great places to visit in Yorkshire, go to Visit Yorkshire - the home of The Yorkshire Tourist Board.

Recommended places



Middleham – visit the famous racehorse stables and watch the horses being put through their paces on Middleham Moor, or enjoy the magnificent, although sadly ruined Middleham Castle.


Hawes – most famous as the centre of manufacture of Wensleydale Cheese (marketed by Wallace & Gromit) you can visit the Hawes Dairy and watch the cheese being made. Alternatively, visit the Hawes Ropemakers that have been making ropes in the town for over 100 years.


Bolton Castle – A fabulous castle standing over Wensleydale, with great gardens and breathtaking views.


Wensleydale Railway – you can still get off the train at Finghall station thanks to the tireless work of the Wensleydale Railway Association which has lovingly relaid the track and now runs both diesel and steam engines along the line from Leeming Bar to Redmire….and return!!


Market Towns – the Queens Head is equidistant from Leyburn, Bedale and Richmond, three vastly differing market towns, each well worth a visit.


The Forbidden Corner – this remarkable attraction started life as a private folly in Tupgill Park, but has developed into the most fascinating and enthralling visitor attraction with something for all.


Finghall Village