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Historic Market Towns in North Yorkshire

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Bedale, North Yorkshire

A market town in North Yorkshire, granted its Market Charter in 1251 by Henry III...

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Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

Boroughbridge is a pretty market town in North Yorkshire. The town has some interesting history, including the neothlithic ‘Devils Arrows’ standing stones and the site of the.....

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Easingwold, North Yorkshire

Only a stones throw from the city of York, Easingwold makes good base for touring this area, with good routes for all the main places in North Yorkshire. Easingwold has some of.....

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Filey, North Yorkshire

Filey is a former fishing town on the North coast of England. It first became a noted holiday resort in Victorian times when the railways opened up giving city dwellers access to the coast...

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Grassington, North Yorkshire

This is Upper Wharfdale's principle village. It is a place of quiet charm with a lovely old bridge spanning the River Wharfe and cobbled lanes with pretty stone cottages descending towards the attractive village square...

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Hawes, North Yorkshire

This is a thriving, friendly market town at the heart of Wensleydale, it shows beautiful old stone properties, quaint shops, galleries, craft workshops and cafe's arranged around winding cobbled streets...

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

The town itself is very pretty with lots of interesting stone buildings set around a market square where visitors can find attractive craft and gift shops, as well as cafe's and no less than four former coaching inns...

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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

This attractive market town lies in the high reaches of Yorkshire above Harrogate. It is overlooked by the peaceful waters of the River Nidd which is spanned by a magnificent.....

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Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

An attractive market town on the river Nidd, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Twice winner of 'Britain in Bloom' and home to the oldest sweet shop in Britain......

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Pickering, North Yorkshire

The enduring popularity of the East Coast of North Yorkshire owes much to the excellent long sandy beaches, while the lure of the wild moorland and its communities never fades...

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Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond is a lovely old market town on the River Swale in North Yorkshire...

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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Every night Ripons market square is the scene of a 1,000 year old custom when the city Wakeman blows his horn...

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Settle, North Yorkshire

A wonderful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. Settle is the starting point for the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway; one of Britain's most spectacular and scenic railways which.....

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Skipton, North Yorkshire

Long considered "The Gateway to the Dales" which lye to the north, moors extend southwards, and the tranquil countryside of the Ribble Valley is to the west...

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Thirsk, North Yorkshire

A small market town in North Yorkshire, famous for its 15th century church, racecourse, Thomas Lord, and from being the place Darrowby was based on, which is the town featured in.....

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Whitby, North Yorkshire

This historic small fishing town is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. It is a place of historical interest and was the home of the most famous 18th century explorer and voyager; Captain James Cook. Whitby also has one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in England...

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