Welcome to Masham
When Turner travelled from Richmond to Fountains Abbey on a painting expedition, he came down the hill past ArtisOn into Masham and paused to sketch the striking view, with Masham church shown in the middle distance beyond Masham bridge. The sketch now resides in the Tate Gallery archives – information here. Turner found Masham inspiring and irresistible. As you can see from his painting oppsite, so does Masham artist and ArtisOn tutor, Ian Scott Massie…we hope you will too!
Masham is a special place – unusually, the town centre has no through traffic so the market place retains an air of serenity, only disturbed by the occasional Sheep Fair or gathering of traction engines. With four galleries, an award winning restaurant, a luxury hotel and spa, four pubs and two world famous breweries in town, you won’t be short of inspiration here! It is a great place to stay for a short break with some lovely walks on the doorstep and all that the Dales has to offer within easy reach. For listings of attractions, what’s on, accommodation, places to eat, great walks and more about Masham, why not have a look at the Visit Masham website or drop in to see the lovely people at Masham Community Office.Go to the Visit Masham website