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Postcode: HG3 | code search
Population: 460
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The little North Yorkshire village of Markington, roughly halfway between Ripon and Harrogate, sits a short distance to the west of the A61 road which connects those two towns. In spite of its size, the village has a choice of accommodation for the visitor, with the renowned Hob Green Hotel and Restaurant for those who want pampering, and the Yorkshire Hussar Inn Caravan Park for those who fancy fewer frills, though both may end up visiting the inn itself. Markington’s greatest claim-to-fame is the nearby Fountains Abbey, just a short distance to the north, a magnificent reminder of the power of the religious houses before Henry VIII broke them. The landscape around the village offers some reminders of the Cistercians, some of the field system dating from their time, walls still standing that were originally built by the industrious order. The Tudor Markington Hall within the village is another draw, once having been owned by the Wilberforce family. William Wilberforce, son of the eponymous great emancipator of the slaves, is said to have funded the building in 1844 of the local Anglican church, St Michael the Archangel, seeing it completed just a month before he converted to Catholicism! Markington provides a good base for exploring some of the larger settlements in the region: genteel Harrogate is a short drive away, as is Ripon with its races and cathedral, and further afield but still within easy reach is York with its myriad attractions. Alternatively and in total contrast a dawdle westwards through the back lanes and minor roads could lead to Pateley Bridge, one of the undiscovered glories of Yorkshire.


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Hob Green Hotel (0.96 miles)

Hob Green Hotel

Set in over 800 acres of beautiful rolling Yorkshire country, yet only 15 minutes from the centre of Harrogate. The house has been carefully altered and restored to form a charming elegant hotel. The Hotel ... More | visit website

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Lamb & Flag (2.69 miles)

Lamb & Flag

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The Lamb & Flag is a Traditional Country Inn. A free house privately owned & run by Carol & Trevor Pawson with a friendly atmosphere,homemade food, selection of wines ... More

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Nidd Hall Hotel (2.82 miles)

Nidd Hall Hotel
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Nidd Hall is a Grade II listed hall in the grandest baronial style in North Yorkshire. The extensive Victorian and ... More | visit website
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Boar's Head Hotel (The) (2.92 miles)

The Boars Head Hotel, one of the Great Inns of Britain, overlooks a cobbled square at the heart of a delightful Estate village. The hotel has twenty five luxury bedrooms - each individually decorated ... More | visit website
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Mallard Grange (3.10 miles)

Mallard Grange
Escape to the country! Five star country living at its best when you stay at Mallard Grange, a rambling 16th century farmhouse near Fountains Abbey. Just three miles west of Ripon and in just the right ... More | visit website
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The New Inn (3.27 miles)

The New Inn

Superbly situated in the Dales village of Burnt Yates you will find the New Inn. This beautifully maintained traditional inn first opened its doors as a hostelry in 1810. Today it has the perfect ingredients ... More | visit website

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Ripon Spa Hotel (3.89 miles)

Ripon Spa Hotel

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Offering good Yorkshire food, real ale, log fires and traditional hospitality, the Ripon Spa Hotel is within easy walking distance of Ripon city centre, 20 minutes from Harrogate.
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Royal Oak (3.96 miles)

Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak is ‘the’ place to eat, drink and stay in Ripon. Our menu has become a real talking point and includes traditional favourites like Ollie’s Whole Hog Sausages ... More

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Old Deanery Hotel and Restaurant (4.02 miles)

Old Deanery Hotel and Restaurant
The Old Deanery Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is situated in the heart of Ripon, North Yorkshire next to Ripon Cathedral and serves the Harrogate, York and Ripon areas. It is an ideal base for visiting ... More | visit website
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The Unicorn (4.03 miles)

The Unicorn
The Unicorn is one of Ripons oldest and most historic inns.The hotel reopened in April 2011, following a £2.1million refurbishment and is part of the JD Wetherspoon hotel group. It is the largest building on the ... More | visit website

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