9 miles / 15 kilometres north of Thirsk.

Osmotherley stands on slightly elevated ground on the western edge of the North York Moors. To the north rise the whaleback Cleveland Hills, to the south are the softer Hambleton Hills.

Now a popular tourist village, many of the cottages were built in the early 19th century to house the growing numbers of workers in the quarries and textile industries. The market cross and a low, stone table stand on the tiny green at the centre of the village.

Village Information Point

You will find a National Park Information Point at the Top Shop. The owner and his staff will be happy to answer your enquiries about the National Park and advise you on walks in the area.

Mount Grace Priory

Situated on the A19, north of Osmotherley. One of only nine Carthusian Priories founded in this country and the best preserved. There is a fully restored and furnished monk's cell on display. Exhibition and Gift Shop. The Priory is owned by the National Trust but cared for and run by English Heritage.

Lady Chapel

Built in the early 16th Century but with many later additions. There are marvellous views into the Vale of York. Situated half an hour's walk from Osmotherley.

Sheep Wash

An attractive and popular picnic spot north of the village. The ancient Drovers road descends from the Moors here on route for Yarm and the River Tees.

Other facilities

  • National Park Village Information Point
  • Campsite, caravan site
  • Youth hostel
  • Bed and breakfast, hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe, tea shop
  • General store / shop
  • Public house
  • Church
  • Toilet

Further information


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