Askrigg bull ring MYD36641 (c) YDNPA, 2023
Near to the market cross in Askrigg is the old iron bull ring set into a stone flag in the ground. In the 18th century and earlier, bulls would be tied here and then attacked or baited with dogs. A local historian wrote that “it used to be a custom in Askrigg for a man who wanted to fight to go and turn the bull ring over; if another man was feeling the same, he came and turned it back and they had a fight.”
Hartley, M & Ingilby, J (1953) Yorkshire Village. London: J M Dent & Sons
Location In small cobbled triangle next to the village pump in the centre of Askrigg.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Askrigg. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Viewable from roadside although sometimes cars park on top of it.