|A picturesque corner of Boroughbridge|
|One of the Devil's Arrows monoliths|
As we were to discover over the next couple of days Boroughbridge also encapsulates virtually the whole story of English history. Starting way back in 2500BC when a cluster of giant stone monoliths (taller than anything at Stonehenge) were erected there. Three survive close to the A1M, nicknamed The Devil's Arrows, but no-one knows why or who put them there.
|Magnificent Roman mosaic on display at Aldborough museum|
After the Romans, Boroughbridge was further developed by the Normans. Later in 1322 it was the scene of a significant battle in English history when the unpopular King Edward II's army defeated rebel barons who wanted to bring him down.
|Battle of Boroughbridge monument, now in Aldborough|
|Picturesque village green with its huge Maypole|
|Hydro-electric generator at Linton Lock weir|