Kirkbymoorside Tourist Information

Attractions and things to do in and around the town include premier 18 hole Kirkbymoorside golf course. The market town is also famed for its fine real ale inns, fascinating Georgian building and heritage churches, and its delicious local produce.

Things to do in Kirkbymoorside

Lively ancient market town Kirkbymoorside nestles on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park just west of popular moors town Pickering. The town’s name translated literally means ‘church-by-the-moor-side). Famously a market centre for over 750 years and mentioned in the Domesday Book, Kirkbymoorside is well serviced with great markets, specialist shops and traditional inns.

Visitors based in Kirkbymoorside have easy access to the popular North Yorkshire Moors Railway from nearby Pickering station. The town also sits conveniently close to the Cleveland Way National Trail and popular tourist centres such as Helmsley. Enjoy local produce markets in Kirkbymoorside every Wednesday. Markets have a history in the town stretching back to the medieval era. Discover outstanding heritage coaching inns and sample fine Yorkshire real ales and hearty pub food made with Yorkshire local produce. Featuring stunning Georgian architecture, fascinating historic buildings like the Georgian Toll Booth and the 1662 Black Swan Inn, Kirkbymoorside also has a beautiful cobbled Market Place and heritage churches.

The perfect gateway into the North York Moors National Park, Kirkbymoorside is ideally placed for touring the moorland abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland and Ampleforth. The market town is also within easy driving distance of York and Castle Howard.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.