Visit Bishop Monkton - a quintessential Yorkshire village

About Bishop Monkton

Bishop Monkton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, about five miles south of Ripon.

The settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as belonging to the then Archbishop of York. The name Monucheton predates the survey (listed in 1030) as the Town of the monks. It is thought that 13th century, the archbishop resided in a manor house in the village, which has since been destroyed.

Where to Stay

Swallow Cottage

Moor End Farm, Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton, HG4 3LU, United Kingdom

Things to Do nearby

Newby Hall & Gardens

Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AJ, United Kingdom

Ripon Tourist Information Centre

Ripon Town Hall, Market Place, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1BP

Ripon Racecourse

Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1UG, United Kingdom

Bishop Monkton on the Map

Where Next?

Head into York, for a larger city experience, or travel West to the incredible beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, or East to the North York Moors, with the outstanding Yorkshire Coast, beyond.