Beggar’s Bridge at Glaisdale

Beggar's Bridge. Photo by Angie Thirkill

Beggar’s Bridge. Photo by Angie Thirkill

My partner and I caught the 12.41 from Whitby station and arrived at Glaisdale at 13.05. Its a lovely station with a grade II listed wooden waiting room, and an old two floor signal box which is in need of some TLC.

We made our way to the famous Beggar’s Bridge, which is a wonderful piece of architecture built in 1619 by Tom Ferris for his lady love Agnes to allow her safe passage when the river was in flood.

We had lunch in the Arncliffe Arms pub across the road them went for a walk across the bridge with our dog (there’s a lovely walk over the bridge and to the right by the side of the river). We caught the 15.12 back to Whitby arriving back at 15.43.

Useful information

  • Arncliffe Arms details 01947897555 and
    This pub does food , accommodation and has CAMRA accreditation. It also dog friendly.
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