Many visitors come to Aysgarth to see the Falls famous since the early 19th century thanks to artists such as J.M.Turner
But that is a small part of Aysgarth for further west is the main village which even got a mention in the Domesday Book. The Edwardian Rock Garden is at the west end of the village on the south side of the A684.
For centuries the village green has been a focus for community events and that continues today, particularly on August Bank Holiday Monday when the village fete is usually held.
In 'normal times' this begins with a variety of stalls on the green which are cleared away later ready for the children’s sports (below) . Hawes Silver Band provides the music for those enjoying teas outside the institute.
Below: Looking west from Aysgarth
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the annual meeting of Aysgarth Township Parish was not held in March 2020.