Guisborough UK

Situated on the edge of North Yorkshire the busy market town of Guisborough is perfectly located to take advantage of the wider range of attractions and locations around Yorkshire.

Shopping is fairly varied in Guisborough with a few known high street chains but the highlighht is the traditional market held every Thursday and Saturday you should be sure to try and pick up some local produce. If you want a more eccletic mix of independent shops then the historic cities of York and Durham are easily reachable.

As for attractions you needn’t venture far as the striking Gisbourough Priory is well worth a visit. These beautiful Augustian ruins are open for the majority of the year and offer the perfect backdrop for a picnic. Other areas of historical interest include the nearby Palladian mansion of Ormesby Hall, the only place where National Trust model railway layouts on permanent display. Guisborough also has it’s own museum, run by volunteers it offers an insight into the agricultural history of the town.
The immediate environs offer Scaling Dam and Lockwood Beck which are both fantastic locations for fishing or sailing and the vibrant city of Middlesbrough is a short car drive. For cyclists and walkers Guisbourough forest has routes of many different lengths and the town is also close to many quiter villages perfect for a spot of afternoon tea, such as Stokesley or Great Ayton.

Guisbourough is ideal for those who want the beauty of Yorkshire without being too remote. It offeres all the amenities, attractions of a bustling market town but it’s location makes it the perfect place from which to explore the more peaceful areas around North Yorkshire.

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