Markington is in the Heart of the UK with London only 230miles south and Edinburgh 230 miles north. The East Coast of Yorkshire (Scarborough & Whitby) only 1hr 45min and to the West Coast (Blackpool) only 1hr 45mins.
Situated at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales, Midway between Ripon and Harrogate just one mile West Off the A61, turning off in the village of Wormald Green.
5 miles South of the Ancient Cathedral City of Ripon:
With its Thursday weekly Market in the centre of town, Spa Baths, Gardens & Tennis Courts, Race Course and an 18 hole Golf Course.
8 Miles North of The Spa Town of Harrogate famous for:
Betty’s Tearooms, Flower Gardens, ideal for shopping, cinema, and its cosmopolitan lifestyle of Bars & Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Golf Courses and Train Station.
8 Miles to Knaresborough:
The Ancient Capital of this area with its Castle and old buildings, River walks, Boating and the famous Mother Shiptons Wishing Well, a weekly Wednesday Market and Swimming/Fun Pool.
2 Miles – Fountains Abbey (NT)
4 Miles – Brimham Rocks (NT)
4 Miles – Ripley Village & Castle
5 Miles – the Ancient City of Ripon
8 Miles – Knaresborough
8 Miles – Harrogate
10 Miles – Lightwater Valley Theme Park & Shopping outlet.
25 Miles – City of York
We are a small and friendly Dales village with two Pubs, also supporting a Village Shop and Post Office supplying nearly all of your basic needs, with visiting butchers, greengrocer and we still have a door to door Milkman.
Markington is home to The Wilberforce Family famous for slave reform.
And to the Bartle Family with their equestrian achievements in The Olympic Games since 1984 to 2012 at The Yorkshire Riding Centre where you can still learn to ride under expert supervision.
With plenty of walks and cycling routes to explore.
We look forward to seeing you all in the near future.