"County town of North Yorkshire" Northallerton by Britannia2

Northallerton Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 80 photos

Good base for the northern dales and the the moors

The county town of North Yorkshire since 1974 this is a town generally missed by the tourist but well worth a stop if travelling on the A19 or as a base for exploring the northern dales or the nearby moors.
The town was a stopping place on several north - south routes in the days of coaching and it is still possible to see the coaching inns in the broad high street.
It is a major shopping centre in an affluent area and hosts a very good market on Wednesdays.
This is a large rural area and there are several shops selling related goods and an occasional farmers market.

A town of arcades

The town is basicaly the broad High Street running through the town but the town hosts a surprising number of arcades running off the High Street. There are some interesting shops to be found in these arcades and they are well worth exploring.

A wonderful High Street

The town has one of the broadest High Streets in the north of England. It is spacious and pleasant to walk along. Good access for people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great shopping centre and market
  • Cons:Heavy traffic needs to cross the town
  • In a nutshell:Undiscovered town that deserves a visit
  • Last visit to Northallerton: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2012
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Great transport Tips - just the kind of information needed!I returned for a proper tour.Lovely page Colin! We keep saying we would like to see more of this part of the world and your Tips make me even more keen. John would be there liks a shot if the Wensleydale ran a steam engine! Northallerton looks as though it would make a good base to explore all the other interesting places nearby. I remember The Way to the Stars - must try to get it on a DVD!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 3:21 PM

    Hi nice to see your tips - i stayed the night here on the coast to coast ride - yes a lovely little towncentre - lovely landscape photos!

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 4:26 AM

    Nice to find a page on an unusual but important place - though the NYM is hardly off the beaten path with all the tourists :)

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 8:35 AM

    This looks like my kind of village, inclusing upscale clientele.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 1:41 PM

    So there is life in Northallerton!

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