Market Weighton

One of the jewels of the Yorkshire Wolds, this peaceful town has held a market for over 750 years. Today, you can still shop for local produce, feed ducks on the village green, or enjoy a relaxing pint in a quiet country pub. Learn about colourful historical locals like William Bradley, walk the picturesque Hudson Way or just enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the heart of the country.

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Once the location of Britain’s largest sheep market, the quaint rural town of Market Weighton is also the birthplace of William Bradley, Britain’s tallest recorded man.

Celebrated today for its quintessentially English farmer’s market, duck pond and pretty red tile roofs, the town is an essential stop on any tour of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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The Londesborough Arms bar with en-suite rooms

44 High Street Market Weighton, Market Weighton, YO43 3AH, United Kingdom

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Fact Pack – Market Weighton

  1. Market Weighton is a small town located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town is situated midway between Hull and York, about 20 miles from each.
  3. Market Weighton has a rich history dating back to the Roman times.
  4. The town is known for its Giant Bradley, the tallest Englishman who ever lived, standing at 7 feet 9 inches.
  5. Market Weighton was granted its market charter by King John in 1251, which is why ‘Market’ is included in its name.
  6. The town has a variety of local shops, including a supermarket, a bakery, a post office, and several pubs.
  7. Market Weighton is surrounded by fertile agricultural land and has a strong farming community.
  8. The town has a population of around 6,000 people.
  9. Market Weighton has a number of tourist attractions, including the Londesborough Park Estate and the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Market Weighton, East Yorkshire

What is Market Weighton, East Yorkshire known for?

Market Weighton is a small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is known for its rich history, beautiful countryside, and the famous Yorkshire Wolds Way which passes through the town. It was also the birthplace of Anne Lister.

What are some popular attractions in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire?

Some popular attractions in Market Weighton include the All Saints Church, the Londesborough Park Estate, and the Market Weighton Canal. The town is also home to the Giant Bradley statue, a tribute to William Bradley, the tallest Englishman who was born in Market Weighton.

How can I get to Market Weighton, East Yorkshire?

Market Weighton is easily accessible by road, located midway between Hull and York. It can be reached via the A1079. There are also regular bus services from York, Hull, and other surrounding towns.


Where Next?

After exploring Market Weighton in East Yorkshire, there are several nearby places worth visiting. The historic city of York is a must-visit, with its stunning cathedral, the York Minster, and the Shambles, a well-preserved medieval street. Nature lovers should head to the Yorkshire Wolds, a series of rolling hills and valleys, perfect for walking and cycling. Beverley, a charming market town, is home to the impressive Beverley Minster and a thriving music scene. Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, offers a range of attractions including the Deep, one of the UK’s largest aquariums, and several free museums. Finally, the seaside towns of Bridlington, Scarborough, and Whitby offer beautiful beaches and delicious seafood.

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