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Welcome to the East Harlsey village website. We hope that you will find all the information you need on these pages. If not, please get in touch with us and ask. This is a small, picturesque and vibrant village with lots happening. It is situated close to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, the Hambleton Hills and the Vale of York so there are many opportunities for local recreation. East Harlsey is only seven miles from the market town of Northallerton in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated less than 2 miles from the A19 so access from both north (17 miles to Teeside) and south (35 miles to York) is easy.
  


Near the eastern end of the village is the lovely St Oswald's Church in its well-maintained churchyard with fine views across to the Hambleton Hills. This has been the site of a stone-built church since Norman times, with most of the present building dating from 1855. Next to this the impressive Harlsey Hall can be found, a private residence but whose gardens and grounds are sometimes open to the public. Mount Grace Priory, a Carthusian Priory owned by English Heritage, also lies within the parish boundary.
 
In the middle of the main street is the Village Hall, built in 1938, and the centre for many social and cultural activities. It provides space and opportunities for local groups and societies to get together. Members of the public can hire this fine building for their own functions. It makes a excellent venue for a wedding reception where you can plan your own event. Follow this link for a Village Hall leaflet to download. The newly refurbished Mowbray Room (formerly the Snooker Room and Bar) was formally opened by Aytor Karanka after the Village Hall Annual Meeting on Thursday 9 March 2017. A crowd of about 50 local people enjoyed drinks and refreshments. (See the pictures below). The Supper Room has been re-named the Hambleton Room.
The local East Harlsey Players put on their amateur dramatic productions here.      
 
 
At the west end of the village stands the imposing Cat and Bagpipes Public House at the top of the hill that leads down to the well used Cricket Club pitch and on towards Northallerton, just 7 miles away.