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March 20, 2012

Yarm

by gordonmichaelsutton

Although Northumbria with it’s wild, wide open spaces and it’s dramatic shoreline is the jewel in the crown of the North East, there are many beautiful places south of the River Tyne, too. Yarm would not have been a name or a place that instantly sprang to mind – to be honest, I’d not really heard of it before – but was certainly a great place to stretch the legs and have a bite to eat before heading back down the A19.

Apparently Yarm was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, although the name is supposed to derive from the old Norse word yarum.

While the main street is attractive enough and was even voted “best high street” on BBC Breakfast in 2007, there are some hidden gems in the narrow streets just off it. Tastefully restored cottages tumble along in a range of styles and from different periods.

Quirky details abound on the streets and in the cafes – such as this ancient typewriter. Yarm’s well worth a visit.


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