Northallerton - North Yorkshire's County Town

Set in the rich farmland of Herriot Country, you would be forgiven for thinking Northallerton is the perfect place for a sedate country escape. But additionally, this thriving and bustling market town is full of life and is an ideal base for visitors to explore the nearby moors, historical cities and picturesque villages.

Discover Northallerton

One of the town’s main attractions is its bustling marwket, which has been held every Wednesday and Saturday for over 700 years. Here, visitors can browse a wide range of stalls selling everything from fresh produce and artisanal crafts to vintage clothing and antiques.

In addition to its vibrant market, Northallerton is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the impressive All Saints Church and the iconic Northallerton War Memorial. With its friendly locals, beautiful scenery, Northallerton walks, and rich cultural heritage, Northallerton is the perfect place to experience the best of Yorkshire.

Northallerton Accommodation

As one of the largest towns in North Yorkshire, indeed Northallerton is the County Town of North Yorkshire, the town and surrounding area offer a lot of good quality places to stay.

Stay House in Northallerton

Stay House

Kepwick, YO7 2JT Northallerton, United Kingdom

Silton Hall

West Lane, Nether Silton, Northallerton, YO7 2JZ

Graham House

20 W End, Osmotherley, Northallerton DL6 3AA, UK

Grange Cottage

17 S End, Osmotherley, Northallerton DL6 3BN, UK

The Cobbles

9 N End, Osmotherley, Northallerton DL6 3BA, UK

Partridge Lodge

Newby Wiske, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9EX, United Kingdom

Weaver Apartment

Northallerton, DL6 3AH, United Kingdom

Webstone House

Northallerton, DL6 3PY, United Kingdom

The Chalet

Northallerton, DL6 2SB, United Kingdom

The Barn, Northallerton

Northallerton, DL6 3SA, United Kingdom

Swainby Cottage

Northallerton, DL6 3DG, United Kingdom

Shuttle Apartment

Northallerton, DL6 3AH, United Kingdom

Pollard Cottage

Northallerton, dl7 0sh, United Kingdom

No. 2 Pepper Arden

Northallerton, DL7 0JH, United Kingdom

No 1 Pepper Arden

Northallerton, DL7 0JH, United Kingdom

Manor Cottage

Northallerton, DL7 0EF, United Kingdom

Lovesome Pod

Northallerton, DL62PB, United Kingdom

Loom Apartment

Northallerton, DL6 3AH, United Kingdom

Jenny’s Cottage

Northallerton, DL6 3BB, United Kingdom

Jigsaw Cottage

Northallerton, DL7 0LP, United Kingdom

Heathcliff Lodge

Northallerton, DL6 3SA, United Kingdom

As you can see, there are a lot of bookable self catering holiday cottages near Northallerton, owing to the plethora of small towns and villages in the surrounding beautiful countryside. This makes the area an excellent place to base yourself for a visit to the area, being within easy reach of both National Parks, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, as well as short day-trips to York or Leeds being on offer, as well.

Northallerton on the Map

You can find Northallerton between the A1 and A19 roads, sitting on the A684 main road, which heads through Bedale to Leyburn and the Yorkshire Dales.

Getting to Northallerton by Train

Northallerton is easily accessible on the east coast mainline by train, though it should be noted that not all services on this busy line will stop at Northallerton (a lot of express trains will pass through) which does mean you need to check your timetable, and ideally book a ticket in advance to be sure of an easy passage to and from Northallerton.

The station is very handy for the town, though, and there is a taxi rank which is usually well served by taxis who can take you to your accommodation for a reasonable fee.

Latest about Northallerton

If staying in or close to Northallerton, you’ll be able to find plenty to do in the area as well. Have a look at some of the options, below.

FAQs about Northallerton

What is Northallerton known for?

Northallerton is known for its historic market town charm, with a bustling high street filled with independent shops and cafes. It is also home to the famous Northallerton Auctions, which attracts visitors from all over the country.

What are some popular attractions in Northallerton?

Some popular attractions in Northallerton include the historic All Saints Church, the Northallerton Farmers Market, and the Hambleton Leisure Centre. The town is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for hiking and cycling.

Is Northallerton a good place to visit with children?

Yes, Northallerton is a great place to visit with children. There are plenty of family-friendly activities, such as the Adventure Point play area and the nearby Lightwater Valley theme park. The town also hosts regular events and festivals throughout the year.

What is the best way to get to Northallerton?

Northallerton is easily accessible by car, with the A1(M) motorway just a few miles away. There are also regular train services from London, Edinburgh, and other major cities, with the journey taking around 2-3 hours.

Are there any good places to eat in Northallerton?

Yes, Northallerton has a great selection of restaurants and cafes, serving everything from traditional British cuisine to international dishes. Some popular options include Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, The Golden Lion, and The Courtyard.

Where Next after Northallerton?

Bedale and Thirsk are close by in this part of North Yorkshire, and it is a short journey to the ancient sights of York.

What day is market day in Northallerton?

Northallerton has markets which operate on a Wednesday and a Saturday every week, except when this falls on Christmas Day.

Where Next After Northallerton

After visiting Northallerton, there are plenty of other charming towns and villages to explore in North Yorkshire. Just a short drive away is the picturesque market town of Thirsk, which is home to the World of James Herriot museum, dedicated to the life and works of the famous vet and author. Another nearby town worth visiting is Richmond, which boasts a stunning castle, beautiful Georgian architecture, and a bustling market square.

Northallerton has great train links to Leeds and York and a beautiful drive through Herriot Country.

If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, the North York Moors National Park is just a stone’s throw away from Northallerton. Here, you can hike through rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and heather-covered moors, and spot wildlife such as red deer, wild ponies, and rare birds of prey. Alternatively, you could head to the coast and visit the charming seaside towns of Whitby or Scarborough, both of which offer stunning beaches, historic landmarks, and plenty of seaside charm.

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