Welcome to Masham
Travelling on a painting expedition from Richmond to Fountains Abbey, Turner came down the hill past ArtisOn’s Studios to Masham and paused to sketch the striking view of Masham’s church steeple shown in the middle distance beyond Masham bridge. Who can blame him? Many have been inspired to do the same since! In fact local artist Rob Blades was inspired to create this contemporary design, which was temporarily scaled up and used to signpost travellers off the A1! Turners more classical sketch now resides in the Tate Gallery archives – information here.
We think Masham is a special place – the market place is one of the largest in England and retains an air of peace as there is no through traffic. You’ll find four lovely galleries – two of which are run by ArtisOn tutors and contain the work of two more. There is an award winning restaurant, a luxury hotel and spa, four pubs, a gin distillery and two world famous breweries in town. You certainly won’t be short of inspiration here! So why not plan a break around an ArtisOn workshop? There are places to stay, lovely walking or cycling on the doorstep and all that the Dales has to offer is 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