Thirsk Cottages

This charming market town nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, offers a perfect mix of history, culture, and countryside charm. With its quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings, and bustling market square, it's like stepping back in time to a simpler era. Explore the town's heritage at the Thirsk Museum or take a stroll along the picturesque River Cod Beck. Don't miss the chance to visit the world-famous James Herriot Museum, dedicated to the beloved author and veterinarian who called Thirsk home. Plus, with its cosy cafes serving up delicious homemade treats and traditional pubs offering hearty meals, you'll be well looked after during your holiday. And with the stunning Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks just a stone's throw away, Thirsk makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside. So why not plan a visit to Thirsk and discover its hidden treasures for yourself from one of our Thirsk cottages?

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This charming market town in North Yorkshire offers a blend of historic attractions, scenic beauty, and local culture. Explore nearby attractions like the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, the historic market town of Helmsley, or the picturesque North York Moors National Park. With the largest collection of Yorkshire cottages, we have the perfect home away from home for you.

Here are the top five things to see and do from our cottages in Thirsk:

World of James Herriot

Explore the World of James Herriot, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous veterinarian and author James Herriot (Alf Wight). Learn about his stories and the history of veterinary medicine.

Thirsk Market Place

Visit Thirsk's bustling Market Place, where you can experience the local market atmosphere and find a variety of stalls, shops, and cafes.

Zillah Bell Gallery

Discover the Zillah Bell Gallery, an art space featuring contemporary and traditional artworks, exhibitions, and workshops by local and national artists.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, just a short drive from Thirsk, to enjoy panoramic views over the Vale of York. Explore walking trails, the visitor center, and the famous Kilburn White Horse.

Thirsk Racecourse

If you're a horse racing enthusiast, catch a race or event at Thirsk Racecourse. Enjoy the excitement of the races against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

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