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Travelling around Guisborough

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.


Two men in high vis jackets shaking hands on a quarry

Guisborough is a town steeped in history, with origins dating back to Roman times. Mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, the town was the site of one of the first Augustinian priories in England. Built in the 12th century, the priory was founded by the Bruce family, ancestors of the great Scottish king, Robert the Bruce. Ironstone has been extracted in the North York Moors for hundreds of years, and following the Industrial Revolution, the mining industry flourished. With willing workers flooding into the area, the town prospered. Guisborough has been a market town for more than 600 years, and regular markets are still held in the town to this day.