Travelling around Yarm
Yarm is located in the county of North Yorkshire on the East Coast of England. Lying on the south bank of the River Tees, this pleasant market town is full of old-world charm, with cobbled streets, scenic walks and sumptuous Georgian architecture. With the beautiful North Sea coast just a few miles away, a stunning 18th-century clock tower and the remarkable Yarm viaduct spanning the River Tees, there’s plenty to admire in this idyllic northern town.
Yarm has excellent road and rail links and Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services in and around the town centre, as well as routes to nearby towns and villages.
Yarm has a rich and colourful history. First mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, the original town grew up around an ancient chapelry in the latter part of the first millennium. Over the next few hundred years, Yarm developed into a small harbour town, the first of its kind on the River Tees. Local farmers were flocking to the burgeoning port by the 1200s to ship their wares overseas. Yarm was granted a market in 1207 and allowed to hold an annual fair in 1674, when Charles II issued a new charter. But it was affected by the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and eclipsed by rival ports, such as Stockton and Middlesbrough. As Yarm’s prospects dwindled, the only vessels to be seen in the port were pleasure boats. Today, Yarm is a popular tourist destination with a thriving economy.