Welcome to Thornton Steward, one of the most attractive villages in the Richmondshire district of Lower Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

Thornton Steward has a rich history with the 11th century church and a long association with the monks of nearby Jervaulx Abbey. The buildings and houses which flank the village green are mainly of traditional Yorkshire stone and date from medieval time to the current day and all in keeping with the style and character of the area.                          

With a thriving local community, the village is also ideally situated within a few miles of the delightful and typical North Yorkshire market towns of Leyburn, Masham and Bedale.



Please note that owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Trustees of The Institute have, with great regret, taken the decision to close the Institute until further notice. 
The toilet remains open at present, but this will be reviewed in due course.
Sincere apologies to all those walkers and other visitors who will miss the facilities that are normally available.

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