Local Area

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Guisborough has much to offer the visitor. The XII Century Augustinian Priory ruins dominate the town and are certainly worth a visit. The Priory, founded by Robert de Brus was considered to be the best in England when built in 1129. The main hub of activity today, however, is Westgate, a cobbled, thriving, bustling street of shops, pubs, restaurants and businesses. There is a market every Thursday and Saturday, with specialist markets, such as the French Market and Farmers’ Market visiting regularly.

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Argument Cottage contains a wide selection of books, games, videos and DVDs. Also there is much to entertain the children whilst visiting Guisborough and surrounding areas-some already been mentioned above. At King George V playing field there is a public swimming pool, playground and tennis court.

You can always take a short drive to Saltburn or one of the other myriad local coastal villages and towns and entertain the children for free on the beach, where they can spend hours just enjoying the sea, rock pools and sand, of course weather permitting!



There is quite a variety of restaurants and cafes within the town. Most of the town centre pubs also provide lunchtime meals, but very few on an evening. We can recommend the following venues:

  • Peter and Colin Chinese Restaurant, Church Square 01287 632272. Very good quality Chinese meals with midweek special offer
  • Baan Thai, Fountain Street, 01287 205811. Classic cuisine from Thailand also with midweek special menu
  • Indian Cottage, Enfield Chase, 01287 636208. On the Hunter’s Hill estate to the south of the town
  • Caffe Rosso, 12 Chaloner Street, 01287 284396. Italian cuisine in bistro style restaurant open 4:30-9pm, early evening offers.


For a complete listing of all events in the Borough, please contact:
Events Team Tel.: 01642 471 503