Northallerton Things to Do

  • County Hall, Northallerton
    County Hall, Northallerton
    by spidermiss
  • County Hall, Northallerton
    County Hall, Northallerton
    by spidermiss
  • Grounds of County Hall, Northallerton
    Grounds of County Hall, Northallerton
    by spidermiss

Most Recent Things to Do in Northallerton

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    The Wensleydale Railway

    by Britannia2 Updated May 23, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Leeming Bar station
    2 more images

    One of England's newer preserved railways the Wensleydale Railway runs between Leeming Bar and Northallerton. (There is a bus No.73 to Leeming Bar from Northallerton).
    The train makes a scenic journey through pleasant countryside and stops at Bedale, Finghall, Leyburn and the terminus at Redmire.
    The trains are seasonal and not frequent and it is recommended you look at the web site for details.
    Trains will eventually start and end in Northallerton but at the moment they are at Leeming Bar station which is a few miles from Northallerton. The station is not a great introduction to the railway - there are old trains awaiting restoration and the café , waiting room and gift shop are in a row of static railway coaches. However the other stations on the line are nice , especially Bedale which has a good café and gift shop.
    The trains are mainly diesel trains but there are occasionally steam trains too. The staff are friendly and the trains clean and the scenery stunning , especially near Redmire.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    Newby Hall

    by Britannia2 Written May 19, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Newby Hall
    4 more images

    Newby Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain’s finest Robert Adam interiors and is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. It has 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe’s largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway which is a great way to see the extensive grounds.
    There is a café here and gift shop and lots for children to do too such as a play area with water park.
    Allow a full day to see the house and grounds. We only visited the grounds but these alone took several hours including lunch.
    Highly recommended.

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    Thorpe Perrow Arboretum

    by Britannia2 Updated May 19, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Thorpe Perrow

    This arboretum is set in 85 acres of woodland and there is a lake, woodland walks and a children playground.
    There is a tea room and falconry centre with 75 birds of prey to see. There are displays three times per day of falconry skills.
    It is open from dawn to dusk throughout the year but the displays and tearoom are only mid February to mid November.
    Prices for 2014 are £8.10 for adults and £5.00 for children with some concessions. Disabled access is shown on the leaflet. Dogs are welcome.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    The Mouseman Visitor Centre

    by Britannia2 Updated May 14, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mouseman Museum

    Robert Thompson founded this firm in 1876 and it is famous across England for the wooden furniture it makes. A mouse symbol is carved on to every piece of furniture made here and this is why Robert Thompson was called the Mouseman.
    Today his family continue to run the workshop but it is now a thriving visitor centre too with gardens to wander in , a gift shop and the T Cafe.
    Admission in 2012 is £4.50 and £2.50 for children.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Seniors

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    The Tourist Information Centre

    by Britannia2 Updated May 13, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Tourist Information Centre
    1 more image

    This is a very good tourist information centre and as the photo shows is an imaganitive round building in a small park.
    There are good displays of leaflets of all local attractions and high quality maps on the walls to show locations. I found the staff to be friendly and knowledgable. They are all volunteers and are extremely helpful.
    Open on reduced hours in the winter so telephone first in the winter months.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    The Town Hall

    by Britannia2 Written May 13, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Town Hall

    The Town Hall was built in 1873 and stands at the northern end of the High Street between two streets.
    There are public toilets here when the Town Hall is open but they are upstairs. The Town Hall is used for public and trade shows.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo

    All Saints Church

    by spidermiss Updated Oct 17, 2011
    All Saints Church, Northallerton
    3 more images

    Sources suggested, despite no documentary evidence, that a church has occupied this site since the 7th Century. The current church has a 15th century perpendicular style which was rebuilt in the late 19th Century following renovations over the centuries and the interior had undergone renevations including modern ones where the church serves the community as well as for worship.

    We didn't go inside as there was a service happening but inside the church appears light and spacious. All Saints is at the end of the High Street.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo

    County Hall (Local Council Administrative Offices)

    by spidermiss Updated Oct 17, 2011
    County Hall, Northallerton
    4 more images

    County Hall is the home of the North Yorkshire County Council Offices. Northallerton is the administrative centre for North Yorkshire and the offices play an important function in England's largest county. The building was built in a Renaissance style of brick and stone and opened in 1906. It became a town landmark.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo

    Joe Cornish Gallery

    by spidermiss Updated Oct 16, 2011
    Joe Cornish Gallery
    3 more images

    The gallery is located in the building of the former town's Deeds Registry Office which was opened in 1782. Today, you can look around the gallery and see the permanent exhibition of Joe Cornish prints alongside other pieces of work. Photographers and other exhibitors are often invited to showcase their work at the gallery.

    As well as the gallery, there is a shop, a coffee lounge and an education faculty where art seminars and workshops with Joe Cornish are organised.

    It is free to look around.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    Monk Park Farm

    by Britannia2 Updated Mar 13, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The only children's farm I know of in the area this is a good attraction for families with young children who want to see animals close up and enjoy feeding them.
    There are chicks, ducks, guinea pigs and pony rides to amuse little ones and a tea room and gift shop for after the visit.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    The Forbidden Corner

    by Britannia2 Written Jul 28, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a wonderful folly - as you go around this large folly you have to solve puzzles to move around. Its also quite (nicely) scary and is in a unique setting. The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
    Very limited access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
    Adults £8 and children £6. Best to book in advance.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    Aerial Extreme

    by Britannia2 Written May 5, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We have not been here but this comes recommended through friends - Aerial Extreme is set in a 250 acre estate surrounded by woods and is a treetop assault course. There are obstacles and a bridge but the finale of this 3 hour experience is the skywalk where you walk 50 feet above the trees ending up in a simulated parachute jump back to earth.
    Not cheap at £20 / £15 children but apparently worth the money. Children must be of a suitable height and feel comfortable with the heights.
    Open weekends only until November.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    White Rose Candle Workshop

    by Britannia2 Written Mar 3, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This workshop supplies candles to three English cathedrals and many other famous institutions. The candles are high quality candles and smoke free. It is possible to watch the candles been made here and the process is very interesting to see.
    Admission is free.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Britannia2's Profile Photo

    Famous photographers gallery

    by Britannia2 Written Feb 8, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Joe Cornish Gallery

    The Joe Cornish Gallery in Zetland Street is well worth a visit. Mr Cornish is a well known photographer in the UK and has two galleries - one here and one in nearby Stokesley.
    His work proves that a good photograph is as good as a painting and the standard on display is excellent.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo

    Northallerton Market Hall

    by spidermiss Updated Oct 17, 2011
    Market Hall, Northallerton
    1 more image

    This town hall was built in 1873 and situated on the high street and adjacent to the market square where the twice weekly markets are held.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Photography
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Northallerton

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

112 travelers online now

Comments

Northallerton Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Northallerton things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Northallerton sightseeing.

View all Northallerton hotels