Hutton-le-Hole, or Hutton le Hole, is a small, tranquil village, located on the very edge of the North Yorkshire Moors between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. It is a very popular tourist destination with a large village green offering an excellent place to stop for a picnic or an ice cream. In the middle of the green there is a calm and mainly shallow stream offering an excellent opportunity for a paddle if you so wish. The moorland sheep are allowed to roam freely around the village adding to the quaint atmosphere.
Within the Hutton-le-Hole you will find a pub, namely The Crown Inn, The Ryedale Folk Museum, a gift shop and a tea room that also sell ice creams. Furthermore there is another shop that you can just walk up to the front of that sells ice creams too.
Hutton-le-Hole was also once famous for Merrills an ancient boardgame played by two people on a special board with nine counters each. The world championship formerly took place each year at the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole every September but the event died out around the late 1990s. There is still a prominent house on the edge of the village green named after the game to this very day.
Discover Yorkshire - The Ryedale Folk Museum
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The Ryedale Folk Museum Website
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