Egton Bridge sits below the village of Egton on the River Esk and this is where the station is. There are two pubs here, one right next to the station, where the game of quoits is still played in the summer, one round the corner and two more up in the village, a 15 minute walk (see below).
Egton is famous for its large agricultural show (July) and its annual gooseberry show (August).
What to do in Egton
Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show
On the first Tuesday in August, St Hedda’s schoolroom is the venue for the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show run by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society annually since 1800. This locality holds the record for the world’s biggest gooseberry at 2 oz (56 grams).
St Hedda's Church
St Hedda’s Roman Catholic church (open daily to visitors) is famous for its murals and for the shrine dedicated to Father Nicholas Postgate who was executed at York in 1679 for working as a Catholic priest on the Moors. The church contains some of his possessions.
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