Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge is a small town in the Vale of York.. The A1 here crosses the River Ure.

The town was formerly a coaching stop on the Great North Road. There are many old inns and quaint buildings and the market square is still cobbled.

OS grid reference SE 395 665

Local attractions

Close to Boroughbridge is Aldborough Roman Site. Isurium Brigantum, as it was known, was the 'capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain, and was one of the northernmost urban centres in the Roman Empire.

On the western outskirts of Boroughbridge are the Devil's Arrows - three three huge standing stones which are among the least understood historic monuments in Britain. The tallest of the three stones is 22ft 6in tall - taller than anything at Stonehenge.

Useful and informative links

Aldborough and Boroughbridge Agricultural Show
Boroughbridge photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Boroughbridge




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