About Northallerton

Love Northallerton is the public profile of Northallerton BID Co Ltd, which represents more than 200 businesses within the town’s central trading area.

Sitting between the scenic delights of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, Northallerton is a natural destination for visitors keen to explore all glorious North Yorkshire has to offer.

Northallerton has been a major commercial and administrative centre since Saxon times. It developed into a thriving market town on the old Great North Road and later became an important halfway stop for stagecoaches travelling between London and Edinburgh.

It retains its importance as the county town of North Yorkshire, England’s biggest county, and is blessed with excellent main-line rail connections and easy access to the A1 and A19.

Fast facts

Population of Northallerton is around 17,000

Charles Dickens is reputed to have written part of Nicholas Nickleby at The Fleece Inn

King of England Charles I stayed at the Porch House on his way to York in 1641

Honorary citizen Alan Hinkes OBE is the first British mountaineer to have climbed all 19 of the world’s highest peaks

Well-known sports personalities born in the town include former England and Tottenham footballer Michael Dawson, nine-time British indoor and outdoor shot-putt champion Scott Lincoln and 2012 Paralympic gold medallist and rower Laurence Whiteley.

The former Northallerton Prison once housed the largest treadmill in the world. A new Treadmills retail, business and leisure development is taking shape on the redeveloped site

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