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The North Yorkshire Town That's Tucked Between Two National Parks

Northallerton town
Places to go
September 2022
Reading time 3 Minutes

Tucked between two National Parks, Northallerton has plenty to see and do and is perfectly placed for visitors who want to explore the stunning surrounding countryside

Here’s our guide of what to see and do and what you don’t want to miss.
plate of food from above The Cleveland Tontine


Start the day right with avocado and poached eggs on sourdough at 1 Twenty 7, and get your caffeine fix at Rounton Coffee Roasters, a great independent who take sustainability seriously. There’s an outpost of the famous Bettys here and Northallerton isn’t short of good pub grub either; The Wellington Heifer and The Potting Shed have everything from light bites to classic mains. Got a sweet tooth? Dolcie Dessert Emporium stock Brymor Ice Cream as well as your favourite desserts. Towards Osmotherley, The Cleveland Tontine is the place to be for fine-dining; their dishes are packed full of flavour and make the most of fresh seasonal ingredients (many grown in their own kitchen garden).

external shot of Solberge Hall with deck chairs set out Solberge Hall


Solberge Hall oozes traditional charm, and contemporary touches mean it’s your perfect base. Here you can enjoy unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside from your room. Once Northallerton’s police station, The Northallerton Inn is a cosy country pub with rooms, but if you’re looking for something a little more modern, find Katch – a 10-bedroom boutique hotel on the high street (they have a brilliant bar and serve sumptuous seafood too).

ornate clock outside Barkers Northallerton Barkers Northallerton


If you love the countryside as much as we do, don’t miss Montana Country Collection for must-have accessories, and to stay on-trend head to Barkers Northallerton. Stock up at Roots Farm Shop with local produce, and at Beau Coca you can treat yourself to delicious chocolates and sweets. If you’re looking to add a handmade or hand-picked touch to your home, The Plant Workshop is the place to be for plants, pots, baskets and home fragrance.

external shot of Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens
men walking and shooting at Thimbleby Shooting Ground Thimbleby Shooting Ground


The Forum is a must-visit for lovers of art, cinema, music and comedy – this community-run venue always hosts a selection of great shows. History buffs will enjoy exploring some of the UK’s most important Carthusian ruins at Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens. For some fun action head to Thimbleby Shooting Ground for a spot of clay shooting. 

child running at Thorp Perrow Arboretum Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Around the corner

For a fun family day out head to nearby Bedale where you’ll find Thorp Perrow Arboretum, the home of one of the UK’s finest collections of trees, where your children can let off steam in the adventure playground, you can enjoy Bird of Prey displays, and there are plenty of fun trails to follow.

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