Northallerton Travel Guide

  • Market Days held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
    Market Days held on Wednesdays and...
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    County Hall, Northallerton
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    Grounds of County Hall, Northallerton
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Northallerton Things to Do

  • The Mouseman Visitor Centre

    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...

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  • The Tourist Information Centre

    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...

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  • 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.

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  • Northallerton Market Hall

    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.

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  • All Saints Church

    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...

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  • County Hall (Local Council...

    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.

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  • Market Cross

    This ancient market cross occupies the main town square opposite the town hall since 1987 after being relocated.

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  • Joe Cornish Gallery

    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,...

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  • Monk Park Farm

    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.

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  • The Forbidden Corner

    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...

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  • Aerial Extreme

    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...

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  • White Rose Candle Workshop

    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.

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  • The Wensleydale Railway

    One of England's newer preserved railways the Wensleydale Railway runs between Leeming Bar and Northallerton. (There is a bus link 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...

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  • Thorpe Perrow Arboretum

    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...

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  • Famous photographers 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.

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Northallerton Hotels

Northallerton Restaurants

  • Restaurant in a High Street hotel

    We ate at the Golden Lion one Saturday night in May 2012 and due to not booking we were unable to be seated in the restaurant. I did get a quick look at the restaurant and it was certainly busy but did have a certain ambience.We (a party of 12) were seated in the main bar at the back of the hotel - this turned out to be quite noisy with Saturday...

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  • A Yorkshire Institution!

    My friend, Ruth, and I love our Betty's experiences and visiting the Northallerton branch was no exception! We had a lovely lunch there and although it's more expensive than average it was worth every penny!To start off with I ordered the soup of the day which was followed by sandwich. We were seduced by their offer of desserts and ended up having...

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  • Famous Yorkshire cafe

    The most northerly branch of this famous Yorkshire chain of cafes is sited in a Grade II listed building. Located on the wide Georgian High Street – which is particularly busy during the Wednesday and Saturday markets – Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Northallerton is the finest place to eat in Northallerton.Entry is through a well-stocked shop and then...

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Northallerton Transportation

  • North East Rover

    If you would like to explore from Northallerton by train the North East Rover may be of use. This ticket offers 197 miles of travel on the East Coast Mainline from Retford to Berwick on Tweed. The area covered is bounded by Newcastle - Carlisle - Settle - Bradford - Halifax - Huddersfield - Sheffield - Retford - Cleethorpes - the North Sea coast...

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  • Cheapest fare from / to London

    Grand Central Railway is a relatively new company operating London to Sunderland trains and these stop at Northallerton in each direction.They are what is classed an open fare operator and can set their own fares - consequently they are significantly cheaper than East Coast who operate London trains via Northallerton.An advance single to London can...

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  • Trains to Northallerton

    Northallerton is on the main London to Edinburgh mainline and East Coast trains stop here. Also served by Transpennine Express trains on the hourly Manchester to Middlesborough route or the equally frequent Liverpool to Newcastle route but not all the trains on the latter route always stop here.

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Northallerton Shopping

  • Confectionery for everyone!

    Ruth and I came across this wonderful chocolate and sweet shop in one of the town's malls. The shop offers a wide range as well sugar and gluten free confectionery. Ruth purchased some confectionery for her family. This shop has been in the family business for over 20 years and are in the process of creating a website for the shop.I would love to...

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  • The finest department store in town

    On the High Street is the finest store in Northallerton - Barkers. This is a family run department store that has a real air of quality about it. The staff are immaculately dressed and courteous and attention to customers first class.Beware - nothing is cheap! This is upmarket shopping with quality goods that come at a price.There is a tea shop...

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  • A fine market

    Wednesday is market day in Northallerton and this is an excellent market with lots of fresh produce, flowers and general household goods.The market stretches for most of the length of the High Street and on each side of the street.

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Northallerton Warnings and Dangers

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    by Britannia2 Written May 13, 2012

    Due to recent cut backs (in 2011/12) there are no longer any public toilets in Northallerton, apart from some occasionally opened in the Town Hall which are up a flight of stairs.
    There is a newish toilet block in the main town centre car park but this is closed and these were the towns only public toilets with disabled access.
    Therefore I can only think that should the need arise visitors will need to take advantage of some of the cafes in the High Street or Tescos as the southern end of the High Street (which also has disabled toilets).

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Northallerton Off The Beaten Path

  • Thirsk

    A small market town to the south of Northallerton and easily reached by train and bus (regular services) I must to been slightly disappointed by Thirsk - a pleasant enough place built around a large square but with very little for the visitor apart from the James Herriott Museum (which we did not have time to visit).

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  • Brompton

    Brompton is a pleasant village about 2 miles east of Northallerton that is worth an hours visit to walk through. A very old village that has buildings dating back to the 1700s it has large grassed areas on each side of the river (Brompton Beck) that runs through the far eastern end of the village towards a weir. It was also a focus for much...

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  • Masham

    Masham is a wonderful old town set around a large market square - there are markets here on Wednesday and Saturdays.There are two breweries here - The Black Sheep Brewery and Theakstons Brewery and both have visitor centres and brewery tours.The market place is by far the largest in the district. It is tightly bordered on its south and west sides...

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Northallerton Favorites

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    Park behind the shops

    by Britannia2 Written Mar 2, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There is car parking , very clean public toilets and a small park behind the shops on the HighStreet ( Barkers Arcade side).
    This little park makes a welcome retreat to sit and watch the world go by or eat a sandwich.

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