Northallerton is situated in North Yorkshire. The settlement there dates back to the times of the Romans. In subsequent years the settlement expanded and became an important trading centre due to the fact that it is situated on a primary route between London and Scotland. The town also became an important industry settlement. Today visitors will certainly find much to see and enjoy while in Northallerton, including many shopping and entertainment options. There are also plenty of eating establishments and a host of accommodation options in Northallerton and the surrounding area.
The English market town of Northallerton is located within the district of Hambleton, which is within the area of North Yorkshire. The town of Northallerton is located in the area that is known as Vale of Mowbray. This town is also located at the northern end of the area that is known as the Vale of York. The town of Northallerton hosts a population of about fifteen thousand seven hundred and forty one. Since 1974 the town has served as a county town for the area that is known as the North Riding of Yorkshire.
There has been a settlement on the site that is occupied by Northallerton since the Roman times however the settlement has seen considerable growth since the eleventh century. Over the year the area of Northallerton has been a very important place in terms of transportation and trade. The town is on the main route that goes between London and Scotland making the town very popular for trade of various types. The town was established as a market town during 1200 and the town still has a thriving market today.
The town of Northallerton is still very much an important centre for retail and it is the administrative centre for the district of Hambleton and also the county that is known as North Yorkshire. There are a vast number of public sector organisations that have their headquarters within the town.
Nowadays the town of Northallerton still has a vast array of industries however these are now a mixture of light industries, agricultural services, commerce and there are regular livestock auctions held within the market in the town.