Northallerton is a traditional Yorkshire market town, nestling between the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors.
As well as being a bustling market town and a regional shopping centre, Northallerton is also the headquarters of North Yorkshire County Council.
There is a farmers market on the fourth Wednesday of each month.OS grid reference SE 375 945
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Six miles south of Northallerton is Sion Hill Hall, designed in 1912 by the renowned York Architect Walter H. Brierley, known as 'the Lutyens of the North'. With its fine lines, unique character and well planned layout, the house was described by the Royal Institute of British Architects as being of Outstanding Architectural Merit and one of the best country houses to be constructed before the Great War. The House contains the H.W. Mawer collection of fine antique furniture, porcelain, paintings and clocks all in superb room settings.
Another stately home near Northallerton is Kiplin Hall in the beautiful Vale of Mowbray. This was built in the 1620s for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I, later 1st Lord Baltimore and founder of Maryland, USA.
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