Travelling around Guisborough
Guisborough is situated in the North East of England in the Tees Valley, at the foot of the Cleveland Hills. Often referred to as ‘the gateway to the North York Moors’, this charming market town is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
There’s much to admire in this historic town, with its broad cobbled streets, magnificent 12th-century Parish Church, and a skyline still dominated by the sweeping ruins of a medieval priory. And, with other attractions, such as Tocketts Mill, a working Victorian water mill on the steps of the North York Moors, you certainly won’t be short of things to do.
Guisborough is easily accessible by road, and Arriva buses operate in the area, with services to Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Whitby.
For a taste of local culture, there’s a wonderful town heritage trail, taking in numerous blue plaque sites, including a 450-year-old college, the stunning 19th-century town hall, and a former Victorian workhouse. Or why not take a trip back in time at the Guisborough museum, with period shopfronts, the old Town Stocks, and a unique glimpse of life in a Victorian schoolhouse.
The North York Moors is just a few miles from the town centre, and The Guisborough Forest and Walkway provides the perfect escape into this majestic National Park. With a sculpture trail, beautiful woodland walks and a permanent orienteering course, this is the ultimate outdoor experience.
In the evening, you’ll find a selection of lively pubs and restaurants, as well as live music and entertainment at the local rhythm and blues club.