Hutton le Hole, Yorkshire
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The Ryedale Folk Museum is home to a wealth of historic buildings
The present name Hutton-le-Hole only appeared in the 19th century. But what does the peculiar name mean? Several theories have been put forward, but the most likely is that 'Hole' refers to burial mounds. Several ancient burial mounds can be found around nearby Barmoor, so it seems plausible that the name simply means 'the place near the burial mounds'.
Most people visit Hutton to see the Rydeale Folk Museum, where 17 traditional buildings from the area have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt. Among the buildings to explore are an Elizabethan manor, shops, workshops, barns, and thatched cottages. The museum shows what life was like in Ryedale over a span of time from the medieval period to the present day.
One of the most popular gathering places in Hutton le Hole is The Crown Inn. Though the inn dates only to 1940 it stands on the site of an earlier building used as a smallholding, built in the 18th century. Another popular venue is the Red Lion pub, one of the most isolated - and most popular - inns in the region.
Hutton le Hole is famous for the moorland sheep which wander freely along the wide green.
There is a large public car park, and several shops to serve the large numbers of visitors who come to explore one of the prettiest villages in the National Park.
About Hutton le Hole
Address: Hutton le Hole, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Lastingham, St Mary's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
North York Moors National Park - 4.4 miles (Countryside)
Nunnington Hall - 5.9 miles (Historic Building)
Beck Isle Museum - 6.1 miles (Museum)
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 6.1 miles (Museum)
Pickering Castle - 6.2 miles (Castle)
Pickering Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church)
Helmsley Castle - 6.4 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Hutton le Hole:
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Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01751 473 791
Alternate Tel: 01751 476 899
Fax: 01751 473 487