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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.
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.
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.
Black Horse Inn; BW Signature Collection7 Lumley Lane, Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton, DL7 0SH, United Kingdom
The Northallerton Inn – The Inn Collection Group72 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8ES, 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.
Things to Do in & Around 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.
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.