Offering visitors so many reasons to visit, stay and return
Hambleton is bursting with attractions, an array of all types of accommodation, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. The Kilburn White Horse is the most northerly turf-cut figure in Britain and one of the most famous landmarks in Hambleton.
Heritage days across Hambleton include the handsome Kiplin Hall and Gardens, the secluded Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens and the magnificent Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens.
Get outdoors and explore the glorious woodlands at Thorp Perrow Arboretum. Step into the 1940’s at the World of James Herriot museum in Thirsk, climb onboard the Wensleydale Railway and feed the animals at Monk Park Farm. Visit the market towns; Easingwold, Stokesley, Thirsk, Northallerton, Great Ayton and Bedale and enjoy a warm Yorkshire welcome in the many independent businesses up and down the high street, in the cobbled market squares and especially on market day. For those looking to explore a little further, Hambleton is a great base to start your tour into the Moors and Dales of North Yorkshire, as well as the market towns, and nearby, the historic city of York and the spa town of Harrogate.
Across Hambleton you are guaranteed a great day out for the whole family.
Hambleton’s Market Towns
With its charming cobbled streets, hidden gems and a marketplace centrepiece, Bedale is home to a host of delightful shops offering everything from jewellery and antiques to custom-made furniture, women’s fashion, china, and gifts. Foodies, in particular, are well catered for.
A market town since 1251, Bedale has the only listed Leech House in the country and a harbour 70 miles from the sea! The town is full of character and has a rich history that goes back to the time of the Norman Conquest. www.bedale.org
Unique and independent! Easingwold is a thriving town centred around a pretty Georgian marketplace in the heart of North Yorkshire, easily accessible from the A19 and tucked away at the foot of the Howardian Hills.
Easingwold offers a true Yorkshire welcome and so much choice. Set in the ancient Forest of Galtres, this traditional market town offers a great atmosphere in a countryside setting. A host of independent stores, cafes, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, all brimming with individuality come together to create the perfect place to shop, eat and relax. www.woldclass.co.uk
The pretty village of Great Ayton sits proudly at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, beneath Roseberry Topping and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Perched on the banks of the River Leven, the village has ancient origins, with several Neolithic sites, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Captain James Cook also spent his childhood in Great Ayton. www.visitgreatayton.com
Northallerton is the county town of North Yorkshire, lying on the East Coast mainline between London and Edinburgh. Combining rural and industrial prowess and sitting between the scenic delights of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, Northallerton is a natural destination for visitors keen to explore. With a rich and varied heritage, beautiful buildings, a great choice of restaurants and traditional tea rooms, and a thriving independent high street, Northallerton has all you could want in one location. www.lovenorthallerton.com
Stokesley, a stylish small market town located in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. On the River Leven, Stokesley is located between Middlesbrough, Guisborough and Northallerton in a farming area and is surrounded by small towns and villages, including Great Ayton, Great Broughton and Hutton Rudby.
Local attractions include Captain Cook’s monument, Roseberry Topping and the North York Moors National Park. www.stokesley.co.uk
Thirsk is a fine and bustling, traditional rural market town in the Vale of Mowbray, nestled perfectly between the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. With its medieval cobbled market square, historic fronted shops and historic coaching inns, the towns is attractive and welcoming. The hustle and bustle of Thirsk is charming and makes for a great day out. Thirsk was home to the renowned vet and author, Alf Wight, more famously knows as James Herriot. www.visitthirsk.org.uk