The town of Boroughbridge lies on the banks of the rivers Tutt and Ure, in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire. With the Yorkshire Dales National Park to its west and the North York Moors National Park to its east, this welcoming community is the perfect base from which to explore the region. Boroughbridge developed as an important stop for stagecoaches, thanks to its location on the Great North Road between Edinburgh and London. It is known for its fine historical architecture, which includes the Market Well and Hall Square, and for its ancient landmarks, such as the standing stones known as the Devil’s Arrows. Exploring the thriving high street from your holiday cottage in Boroughbridge, you will discover a variety of independent shops, and some of the area’s best places to eat and drink. Wander past the former fishermen’s homes huddled around a cobbled square, before delving into the town’s fascinating heritage at the museum. Surrounding holiday cottages in Boroughbridge, the unspoiled countryside of the Vale of York consists of gentle hills and patchworks of wheat fields, while the more rugged hills and valleys of the national parks are just a short drive away.

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Newby Hall and Gardens

Explore this magnificent Georgian house and its 25 acres of grounds, with exhibits and children’s activities.

 

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Take a stroll around this legendary park, with a mysterious cave and a well that is said to turn things to stone.

 

Monk Park Farm

Have a family day out at this lowkey attraction, where you can meet the farm animals and enjoy a variety of activities.

 

World of James Herriot

Visit the former home and surgery of the famous vet, including a World War II air raid shelter.

 

The Web Adventure Park

Make the most of quadbikes, go-karts, climbing courses and plenty more, at this excellent adventure park