Ideal as a North York Moors walking holiday base, ancient market town Kirkbymoorside on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park contains stunning Georgian architecture, a beautiful cobbled Market Place and hosts weekly local produce markets on Wednesdays which date back to the medieval era. Kirkbymoorside is also perfectly placed for touring the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast and North Yorkshire tourist centres like the city of York.
Things to do in Kirkbymoorside and directly around this charming North York Moors market town include great golf at the 18 hole Kirkbymoorside golf course and wonderful heritage real ale inns like the famous Kirkbymoorside Black Swan. Accommodation in Kirkbymoorside includes an extensive choice of period, often Grade Listed, heritage cottages. Stay in Kirkbymoorside historic coaching inn hotels of opt for great farmhouse B&Bs in Kirkbymoorside ideally situated near Pickering for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and within easy reach of Helmsley for great Yorkshire specialist shops and tours of Helmsley Castle.
Lively ancient market town Kirkbymoorside nestles on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park just west of moors centre Pickering. The town's name translated literally means 'church-by-the-moor-side). Famously a market centre for over 750 years and mentioned in the Domesday Book, Kirkbymoorside is well serviced with great markets, specialist shops and traditional inns. Visitors based in Kirkbymoorside can easily access the popular North Yorkshire Moors Railway which has its main station stop at nearby Pickering. Kirkbymoorside is also a popular holiday base for walkers along the great North York Moors border walking trail, the Cleveland Way, accessible from Kirkbymoorside just to the west at specialist shopping and local produce favourite Helmsley, home to the dramatic Helmsley castle.
Browse superb local produce markets in Kirkbymoorside weekly on Wednesdays. Kirkbymoorside markets have a history in the town stretching back to the medieval era. Discover outstanding heritage coaching inns in Kirkbymoorside for fine Yorkshire real ales and hearty pub food using Yorkshire local produce. Featuring stunning Georgian architecture, fascinating historic buildings like the Georgian Toll Booth and the 1662 Black Swan Inn, Kirkbymoorside also contains a beautiful cobbled Market Place and heritage churches. Kirkbymoorside is an ideal holiday base for visiting the famous North Yorkshire abbeys including Rievaulx, Byland and Ampleforth abbeys all within easy reach of this ancient North Yorkshire market town.
Outdoor activities around Kirkbymoorside as well as great walks and easy access to the Cleveland Trail include the 18 hole Kirkbymoorside Golf course situated just north of the market town off the A170. Kirkbymoorside is an excellent location for touring North Yorkshire, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast. You're also within easy reach of the ancient city of York and the Yorkshire Dales based in Kirkbymoorside B&Bs. Great family attractions near Kirkbymoorside include the World of James Herriot in Thirsk and the fantastic Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life in Pickering. Lovers of fine local produce, second hand book shops and wonderful Yorkshire traditional inns will find ample to please in nearby Helmsley.
Beautiful North York Moors self-catering country cottages are available as places to stay in Kirkbymoorside. Find great period cottages and exquisite farmhouse B&Bs in Kirkbymoorside ideally situated for walking in the North York Moors National Park. Opt for stunning heritage Georgian coaching inn hotels in Kirkbymoorside. Truly beautiful North York Moors period cottages are available as self-catering accommodation in Kirkbymoorside, some of which are Grade II listed and perfect for romantic getaways in the North York Moors National Park.
Visitors travelling to Kirkbymoorside market town by road will find the town easy to access just off the A170 road running between Thirsk and Helmsley. The A170 links in to the A1 via the A168. A great choice of bus services to Kirkbymoorside offer a car free way of getting around the North York Moors for walkers based in Kirkbymoorside accommodation. The popular Moorland Discovery bus service runs regularly from Kirkbymoorside through the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Handy daily bus services also run between Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Helmsley and North York Moors National Park Centre Sutton Bank.