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Exploring the town

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Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire has a thriving High Street with inviting cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants. With architecture and an air that sets it apart from the rest of the district, this town is a treat to explore and discover.

The pretty cobbled Hall Square was once the home of fishermen; today you will find the Butter Market Museum, an eclectic display of local artefacts, showing the history of the town’s people.

Away from the Dales, Boroughbridge is on the edge of the Vale of York. Where the hills are gentle and the patchwork of wheat fields and working farmland is lined with hedgerows that teem with wildlife. This area is a more gentle countryside compared to the rugged hills of North Yorkshire’s two national parks.

The canal and River Ure offer the perfect setting for tranquil walks and picnic spots, an afternoon’s fishing or a relaxing boat trip. There is plenty of family cycling thanks to the flat local terrain and relatively quiet roads and for the cross-country cyclist this gentle landscape means you can quickly cover a lot ground along the rolling bridleways.

Boroughbridge is a town of history with three ancient standing stones situated on the outskirts of the town. These are known as The Devil’s Arrows, based on the story that they were flung to earth by an enraged Lucifer in an attack on nearby Aldborough. The tallest Arrow is 22ft 6in, topping anything at Stonehenge.

A leisurely walk to the next village of Aldborough, situated on the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum, will take you back to Roman times. Two spectacular mosaic pavements remain and there are more finds on display in the Museum.

Equidistant between London and Edinburgh, and right in the heart of North Yorkshire, Boroughbridge was an important staging post offering travellers food, drink and shelter for the night. This tradition of hospitality is still very much alive in the town making it a great base to explore the area and it is within easy reach of Harrogate, York and Leeds too.

Boroughbridge Marketplace autumn morning

Events in  Boroughbridge

Acoustic music night -...
27th May 2022

Acoustic music night -...

Half Term Fun at Beningbrough...
28th May 2022

Half Term Fun at Beningbrough...

Great Ouseburn Garden Festival
5th Jun 2022

Great Ouseburn Garden Festival

JULIAN BLISS (clarinet) with...
17th Jun 2022

JULIAN BLISS (clarinet) with...

FROM ROCK STAR TO...
18th Jun 2022

FROM ROCK STAR TO...

THE FESTIVAL SERVICE
19th Jun 2022

THE FESTIVAL SERVICE

GHOSTS & WHISPERS: Clare...
20th Jun 2022

GHOSTS & WHISPERS: Clare...

REYLON YOUNT (yangqin)
21st Jun 2022

REYLON YOUNT (yangqin)

YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
22nd Jun 2022

YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE

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Blogs in  Boroughbridge

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An apple a day, at National...

Beningbrough Hall, a unique...
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Beningbrough Hall, a unique...

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