"Northallerton Town Trail" Northallerton Travelogue by spidermiss

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Town Trail

Northallerton doesn't have the tourist attractions that is on the par with, I say, York but the town has a unique history which made the town is today. On the trail there is a number of buildings which has an interesting historical account about who and how they shaped Northallerton.

I'd downloaded the town trail from Visit Northallerton website

The town trail's highlghts are as follows:

Porch House

This Tudor designed building was built in 1584. Charles I was once a guest and prisoner at this place in 1640 and 1647 respectively. Today, it's a guest house.

Rutson Hospital

Rutson Hospital was built on a site that belonged to Carmelite Friary and known as the Cottage Hospital which opened in 1877. It was renamed as Rutson Hospital in 1905 after Mr Henry Rutson of Newby Wiske and who was a local benefactor.

The Fleece

The Fleece is claimed to be the oldest house in the town and built on site which once belonged to a former Friary. Charles Dickens stayed in this house during his visit to the town during the mid 19th Century. Today, it's a popular busy pub.

Market Cross

This ancient market cross occupies the main town square opposite the town hall since 1987 after being relocated.

The Golden Lion Hotel

The hotel was a coaching inn/stables for horses who travelled through the town and received a number of important visitors including the Duke of Connaught in 1876.

The Golden Lion Hotel

Look out for the golden lion that is perched on top of the hotel's entrance porch.

Collector's Corner

This surviving property is renowned for its cruck arch attached to the south wall.

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