Village entertainment is provided at Coronation Hall, which is well sited near to the roundabout by the River Ure and provides facilities for a number of the villages to the north of the river. Here you can dance, paint, keep fit, bowl or join one of the many clubs or societies established by local enthusiasts.
Busses run through the village to the cities of both Ripon and York, and a short walk will also connect you to a bus route through to Harrogate and thence into the national transport system. The A1, A168 and other routes provide easy access to local towns and centres of employment.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available, and provides a base from the centre of North Yorkshire for visiting the Dales, North York Moors, the seaside, and the many Yorkshire market towns and cities as well as local attractions such as Newby Hall and Lightwater Valley.
The village of Langthorpe is situated in North Yorkshire, on the north bank of the River Ure, opposite Boroughbridge. The name means ‘long settlement’, and the village runs along the west of Leeming Lane, which goes north to Kirby Hill nearly up to the Blue Bell Inn, and to the west, along the river bank towards Skelton-on-Ure.
The village is in the Vale of York, which is a vast fertile plain separating the Pennine Hills and Dales from the Hambleton Hills and North York Moors. The richness of the Vale results from deposits of boulder clay left by a large glacier, then by being the flood plain for the River Ure, which becomes the Ouse five miles downstream before eventually flowing into the Humber and the North Sea. Farms, mainly used for arable crops but with some sheep, pigs and chickens, surround the village. The changes to the route of the AI have made this village more pleasant and over the last 30 years it has expanded, with a number of houses and small estates being built, making Langthorpe a very desirable address.
The river and the canal also bring many visitors in their cruisers and narrow-boats down river from York and beyond and up river from Ripon. You will find many places to visit around the area: shopping in Boroughbridge, Harrogate or York; enjoying days out at Newby Hall, Lightwater Valley, Ripon and the seaside; looking at the scenery in the Dales or up on the Moors; and enjoying the local inns and restaurants.