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The great country escape Set in the rich farmland of Herriot Country, you would be forgiven for thinking Northallerton is the perfect place for a sedate country escape. But instead this thriving and bustling market town is full of life and is an ideal base for visitors to explore the nearby moors, historical cities and picturesque villages. Northallerton has a rich and varied heritage, with some beautiful buildings including the All Saints Church, which presents a 15th century perpendicular style, however inside the Norman origins are still clear through the north aisle arcade as are the grooves left by medieval archers in the arched doorway and for some truly arresting architecture, then Mount Grace Priory is well worth checking out - it’s considered to be the best preserved Carthusian house in England. The town has a rich legacy of arts and culture. Set over two floors, the team at Joe Cornish Galleries have married the character of the building with a warm and welcoming feel. The gallery holds a permanent exhibition of Joe’s work, as well as his print archive. Committed to providing exciting arts, leisure and education opportunities for the people of Northallerton and beyond, The Forum provides the main venue in the town for a wide range of performances, including top class comedy and a


cinema equipped with multiplexstandard digital cinema equipment. Take your pick from awardwinning restaurants, welcoming gastropubs, cosy cafés, chilled out bars, thriving local producers and passionate artisans. Elegant Georgian architecture, majestic skylights and a secret suntrap terrace give Bettys Café Tea Rooms a unique character. Their traditional Afternoon Tea is famous the world over! For more than a century the Lewis & Cooper name has been associated with the finest foods and wines. Explore the nooks and crannies of the store and discover thousands of rare treats. Located on High Street, The Potting Shed is a modern gastro pub with a stunning indoor to outdoor fluent garden theme. At Tejanos, they are proud to source produce locally and make all their food from scratch including sauces and relishes. In the heart of Northallerton, The Tithe offers fine craft ales and locally sourced food with a fresh, modern interior. Indulge

Clockwise from left: Northallerton Market Cross and High Street. Bettys Café Tea Rooms. The famous Barkers clock on the high street. Mount Grace Priory.

in a hearty classic dish at The Golden Lion Hotel before sinking in to a comfy bed for the night or alternatively, stay in splendour at the Porch House, an historic Elizabethan town house built in 1584 where Charles I was imprisoned by Parliamentarian forces in the Civil War. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the market is on in the High Street; full of stalls selling fresh food, clothing and hardware and on the fourth Wednesday of each month, a farmer’s market joins the regular weekly stalls. The busy High Street has a wealth of retail shops. Barkers offer an incredible range of fashion, lingerie and cosmetics. It has not one but two restaurants. Montana has an impressive selection of quality clothing for people who have a love of the countryside. Discerning shoppers choose The Classic Touch on Market Row for high quality shoes and accessories and for a fantastic selection of jewellery, a visit to renowned fine jewellers Bradleys is a must.

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This is Y Magazine 2019  

This is Y Magazine 2019