Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Tadcaster is a pleasant town in North Yorkshire, 9 miles from York.

Of Roman origin, being known as Calcaria, the town sits on the River Wharfe.

The parish church is mostly 15th century and has battlements on the tower.

The Ark is a picturesque timber framed house, formerly a meeting house, which now contains a museum.

The Wharfe Bridge, with its seven arches, was built in the early 18th century.

Tadcaster is best known for its breweries, Samuel Smiths, Bass Charringtons and especially John Smiths.

There was also a thriving quarrying industry and there are many handsome buildings made from the local limestone.

There were two skirmishes known as the Battle of Tadcaster, in 1487 and 1642.