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Thirsk

The onetime home of legendary country vet and author Alfred Wight, alias James Herriot, Thirsk pays due homage to its famous son at the fun family World of James Herriot Visitor Attraction in the market town centre on Kirkgate. A guaranteed fun day out, the attraction recreates scenes from the popular TV series, with lots of opportunity for interaction and fun learning insights into being a vet and life in the 1940s.

See best flat country racing at Thirsk Racecourse which features a family ring for budget days out at the races! The course is widely regarded as one of Yorkshire's most beautiful racecourses. A host of spectacular landscapes and best walking territory are right on your doorstep in the North York Moors to the east and local famous beauty spots include The White Horse of Kilburn.

One of the North York Moors major visitor centres, free entry Sutton Bank, sits just 6 miles east of Thirsk and offers the perfect introduction to the National Park, with on-site tearoom, walking and cycling trails and National Park exhibition. Find a great range of B&Bs, historic inns with rooms and self-catering cottages in Thirsk listed here with Iknow and book online now.

Accommodation in Thirsk

  • Knayton   (4.6 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
    Sleeps 5
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    £310
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    Stunning barn conversion on the western edge of the North York Moors between Thirsk & Northallerton. Ideal for walking holidays. WiFi throughout. Short breaks. Families welcome.
     
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  • Thirsk   (3.0 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
    Sleeps 6
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    £600
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    Fabulous contemporary cottage with hot tub on the edge of the North York Moors near Thirsk with stunning open plan living space, home cinema system, free WiFi and welcome pack.
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  • Bedale   (8.5 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
    Sleeps 6
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    £430
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    Stylish barn conversion near Bedale, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. Village pub 10 minute walk. Family friendly with parking, communal garden, WiFi & dogs welcome.
     
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