Kirkbymoorside is a treasure trove for art and antique-hunters, attracting collectors from across the world to its galleries, workshops and showrooms. There is always something new to catch your eye, from the town’s fortnightly antique auctions to the fabulously eclectic exhibitions of Bils and Rye, with artworks by Britain’s best contemporary artists.  Meanwhile, in nearby workshops, you can witness the country’s finest contemporary craftspeople, including Gillies Jones, creating masterpieces in glass, wood – and chocolate!

Whatever is happening, Kirkbymoorside is the place where friends and family gather – as they have for centuries - to share the news, browse the stores and galleries and eat and drink great food. It is a legacy that is also celebrated nearby in the award-winning Ryedale Folk Museum, with its ‘village’ exploring 4000 years of rural life.