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Whats Around Boroughbridge

Lose yourself in hidden secrets of the bustling and historic town of Boroughbridge.

The thriving main street and pretty cobbled Hall Square offer the visitor a warm welcome with a wealth of independent cafes and shops to browse.

You’ll find a host of small shops and interior specialists offering the perfect something for your home, or perfects gifts and mementos of your visit, fashion boutiques that offer clothing and accessories from both major designers and one offs for that special occasion.

When you are out and about in Boroughbridge you’ll struggle to walk down the high street without dipping into every shop, or sampling cakes and scones from every café.

Nature lovers will find plenty to excite them at Staveley Nature Reserve – a very special wetland habitat managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; providing respite to migrating species and home to our native birds there is something to see all year round.

Paths and hides throughout the site provide excellent opportunities for siting a wide range of flora and fauna including otters and rare fenland species of flowers, orchids and grasses.

Love messing around on the river?

Boroughbridge is on the banks of peaceful and sedate River Ure.

Hire a boat and spend a lazy day exploring the waters and its surrounding rolling pastoral land with plenty of great picnic stops to moor up. 

Explore our history in the nearby village of Aldborough, once one of the most important towns in Roman Britain, the English Heritage site houses the only 2 mosaics still in situ north of the Humber as well as a compact museum containing Roman artefacts and elements of remaining walls.

There is also a lovely arboretum.

After a busy day exploring and building up an appetite you will find no shortage of great places to eat and drink both in town and the outlying villages where there is a strong tradition of providing warm hospitality and great food.

There’s so much to do in the area – why not stay a while? 

You will receive a great welcome at any one of the popular hotels, b&bs and guest houses as well as enjoying a wide choice of local self-catering properties and campsites perfect for every budget.

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