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.
Market Weighton's eclectic history and eccentric characters give it a flavour all of its own. Walk around the picture postcard centre and you'll discover Norman, Georgian and Victorian buildings, plus fascinating 'oddities' like the William Bradley Heritage Trail - that follows in the footsteps of the famous giant. The town's unique Kiplingcotes Derby, held on the 3rd Thursday of March, also remains Britain's oldest and 'oddest' flat race, and an unmissable spectacle.
Whether you're an avid rambler or a weekend walker, Market Weighton offers a wide range of trails, paths and treks. Start with the short and scenic Hudson Way or tackle the long-distance Yorkshire Wolds Way and Minster Way. Alternatively, make the most of the route 66 cycle network that passes through the town and take in the wonderful Wolds scenery from your saddle.