Elegant Georgian architecture and majestic skylights make this cheerful Café Tea Rooms a must-visit

There are two distinct local weather phenomena, marked downslope lee winds caused by the proximity of the Pennines, leading to super geostrophic winds which can reach in excess of 60 KT (70 mph), most commonly in winter and spring. In the winter the presence of a subsidence inversion between the Pennines and the North York Moors can allow dense, persistent fog to form which can last for several days.

A house of correction opened in 1783 on East Road - it became HM Prison Northallerton, which served (at different times) as an adult prison, a Young Offender Institution, and a military prison. The prison closed 2013.[24]

The town has been twinned with Ormesson-sur-Marne, a suburb of Paris, France since 1994.[31]

Northallerton was a major stopping point on the coach routes between Scotland and London as it lay on the old Roman road which ran between Scotland and London.

We also offer a traditional Afternoon Tea – a quintessentially English treat you won't forget.

There are six primary schools in Northallerton,[45] a secondary school and a Technology College. After completing primary education children move on to the Northallerton School, a secondary school and sixth form. In addition further adult learning courses are run at the college through the learndirect and Nextstep schemes.[46] The College also runs courses through a Learn Direct centre at the Young Offender's Institute which is close to the College.[46]

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Northallerton /ˌnɔːrˈθælətən/ is a market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Vale of Mowbray and at the northern end of the Vale of York. It has a population of 15,741 according to the 2001 census.[1] It has served as the county town of the North Riding of Yorkshire and since 1974, of North Yorkshire.[2] The population of Northallerton was 16,832 in 2011.[3]

Europe's third largest ice cream manufacturer, Richmond Foods, is headquartered in nearby Leeming Bar.[54] It manufactures the popular Fab and Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles ice lollies.

The branch was voted into the top spot after a near perfect score from the Guild's incognito inspectors who are all tea experts and judge each tea room against 16 categories of criteria.

Coaching operations declined in the mid 19th century after the railway was introduced to the town in 1841. Northallerton railway station which is run by TransPennine Express[55] lies on the East Coast Main Line between Scotland, Newcastle and London.[56]

Hambleton District Council have plans to build lots of new housing as part of a north Northallerton development scheme. This also involves creating a link road between the A167 and the A684 meaning a bridge over the Middlesbrough railway will need to be built. Yuill Homes and Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd have already submitted a planning application for the construction of 283 dwellings on the former York Trailers site (on Yafforth Road).

Due to the proximity of the Roman road, entrenchments and relics it seems that the earliest settlement at Northallerton was some form of Roman military station. There is evidence that the Romans had a signal station on Castle Hills just to the west of the town as part of the imperial Roman postal system and a path connecting Hadrian's Wall with Eboracum (York) ran through what is now the neighbouring village of Brompton.[6][7]

The nearest major airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport approximately 15 mi (24 km) north of the town, lying just to the east of Darlington.

Available in £5 and £20 denominations. Or why not treat someone special to Afternoon Tea? Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers can be redeemed in any of our six Café Tea Rooms on any day of the week.

Here at NEC we are ready to offer a warm welcome to one and all whether you are after a competition, be it affiliated or unaffiliated, showjumping, dressage or cross country. We also offer DIY livery at a very competitive rate as well as organise demonstrations and lessons with famous and highly regarded trainers.

When the Poor Law union system was introduced, a workhouse was established in the town to serve the three parishes in the area. This building is now part of the Friarage Hospital. When in 1856 the North Riding Constabulary was founded, one of the last county forces to be formed, Northallerton was selected as its headquarters, operating initially from premises in East Road.

According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, the town of Northallerton had a total resident population of 15,741 or 18.5% of the total of Hambleton District.[1] This figure, combined with an area of 23.1 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi), provides Northallerton with a population density figure of 674 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,750/sq mi). This is higher than the average population density of England (at 380/km2 or 984/sq mi).

BT provides fixed ADSL enabled (50 Mbit/s) telephone lines. The subscriber trunk dialling code for Northallerton is 01609. TalkTalk and EE are other LLU Operators in the town as of July 2009.[78] These businesses are regulated by Ofcom.

It continues to be a major retail centre for the local area today. As the administrative centre for Hambleton district and the county of North Yorkshire, the councils, and several other associated public sector organisations have their headquarters in the town.

Or choose from a weekend Afternoon Tea in our elegant function suites at Harrogate (in the Imperial Room) or York (the Belmont Room), which the recipient can book at a time to suit

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The first church was set up by St Paulinus of York on the site of the present All Saints Parish Church sometime in the early 7th century.[6] It was made from wood and nothing survives of it. In 855 a stone church was built on the same site, fragments of stone have been found during restoration work which provide strong evidence of this Saxon church.[6]

Bettys Northallerton Northallerton is a traditional Yorkshire market town, nestling between the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors.

The average price of a house in Northallerton for the 12-month period ending July 2008 was £209,082[52] compared to £200,433[53] for North Yorkshire and the national average of £178,364.[53]

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The longest serving Indian restaurant in the town is the Lion of Asia, which is located on the High Street. The Lion of Asia Indian restaurant has been in business in Northallerton for over 30 years and is still in business today. In the early 1990s Javaid, the current owner, was the pioneer into fusing traditional Pakistani and Indian cuisine together and to bring it to the area.

The earliest records pertaining to Northallerton School (formerly Northallerton Grammar School) date from 1323. Parts of the old school building can be seen adjacent to All Saints' Church near the north end of High Street. A famous old boy of the school was John Radcliffe (1652–1714), founder of Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital and physician to William of Orange.

The Quarter Sessions for the area were held in the town from the 17th century in various buildings including the Tollbooth, the Guild Hall and Vine House, but eventually a courthouse was built in East Road in 1875 as part of the prison complex. This later moved to the town's Racecourse Lane, and remains the area's magistrates' court.

Today Northallerton's main commercial function is a mixture of light industry, commerce and agricultural services, such as the regular livestock auction market and the production of high-grade manure.

The victory by the English ensured the safety of Northern England.[12]

Cricket in Northallerton dates back to 1812, although the first recorded match played by Northallerton Cricket Club was in the early 1860s.[63] The club was one of the six founder member teams of the North Yorkshire Cricket League which was formed in 1893.[63] They later went on to join the Thirsk & District Senior League in 1911, winning their first title in 1914.[63] Subsequently known as the York Senior League, Northallerton won the championship a further 8 times.[63]

More recently the Forum, a multi-use arts and community centre, has staged a number of theatre productions and concerts. Having been built and run by Hambleton District Council, the Forum was taken over by a new registered charity in August 2012.[73] Since mid 2011, with support from Cine Yorkshire, a project run by the National Media Museum, the Forum has been host to the latest digital cinema projection equipment and is showing films on a weekly basis.[74]


This is where you'll find our most northerly branch, sited in a Grade II listed building.

The parish council of Northallerton has exercised its right to be known as the town council. There are 12 town councillors, elected in four wards.[27]

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In addition the railway also serves Cleveland and Durham with routes going on to Middlesbrough and Sunderland.[56]

Being the centre of a large rural area it is the focus of agriculture with several businesses servicing the needs of farming. The auction mart regularly holds livestock auctions.

The origin of the town's name is uncertain, though it is believed that the name derives from a derivation of the name Aelfere, Aelfereton translates as the farm belonging to Aelfere[6][9] or even of King Alfred.[7] Alternatively it may be referring to the Alder trees which grew nearby.[9] The prefix of North was added in the 12th century to differentiate from the parish of Allerton Mauleverer, 25 miles (40 kilometres) to the south.[9]