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If you are looking for a fascinating stay in a historical centre, look no further than our selection of holiday cottages to rent in Middleham. The small market town was once regarded as the 'Windsor of the North' due to its royal heritage, boasting a twelfth century castle that was once the childhood home of the infamous King Richard III, which also possesses the North of England's largest castle keep.

Discover Middleham's long-standing equestrian history

Explore the market town's quaint, winding streets, wander through the cobbled market squares all the while admiring the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture. The sport of Horse racing has long been linked to the town of Middleham. It was in 1773 that the first documented reference involving racehorses at Middleham was recorded, in the years since it has become a synonymous with breeding and training racehorses and is still seen as one of the top training centres in the UK.

For 360-degree views across the Yorkshire Dales, climb up to the remains of Middleham Castle, a splendid medieval keep and once home of Richard III. Equally splendid is the outlook from Leyburn Shawl, a stunning limestone escarpment that was the escape route of Mary Queen of Scots as she fled from Bolton Castle - another medieval fortress not to miss.

Take a tour around the famous training centre or visit some of the charming town's art galleries, tearooms and pubs. Other nearby attractions include real ale breweries, historic sites like Jervaulx Abbey, the gardens of Constable Burton Hall, not to mention the spectacular waterfalls of Aysgarth and West Burton.

Whatever your tastes and hobbies, you will find plenty of things to do on a holiday in Middleham. Book your self-catering accommodation today by calling one of our travel experts on 01244356666,