Tourist Information in North York Moors
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Glaisdale Town Information

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The village of Glaisdale was once an important location for the mining of ironstone but it is more famous for Beggar’s Bridge, a packhorse bridge over the turbulent River Esk.

The story goes that it was built by one-time beggar Tom Ferris who was unable to cross the river to go 'a-courtin’.

After making his fortune in the navy he returned home to erect the bridge.

Beggars Bridge - Photo © Paul Allison
Beggars Bridge - Photo: Paul Allison CCL