Days out & local attractions

Abbots Green provides a superb base from which to explore days out in Yorkshire and further afield.

The White Horse of Kilburn, Sutton Bank and many beautiful walks are minutes away.

With over a hundred recognised visitor attractions within little more than a 20 mile radius the area offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Yorkshire’s rich culture and history. For beautiful grounds and buildings and an abundance of heritage The Abbeys of Rievaulx, Jervaulx, Fountains and Byland, York Minster and Castle Howard are all not too far away.

Days out for families and activity? Lightwater Valley, Flamingo Land and the Yorkshire coastal towns of Whitby and Scarborough are just a few of many places that will ensure a great day for all.

Sport is also well catered for with local golf courses, six (!) racecourses and a swimming pool in Thirsk.

Home From Home

The area is also well served for trips abroad with 4 airports within an hours’ drive; this makes Abbots Green your ideal bolthole in Yorkshire whilst you can relax and enjoy the winters in your overseas residence.


Local Area


Bagby Inn, Bagby

A quaint traditional pub in the village of Bagby, serving real ale and home cooked food.

Crab & Lobster, Topcliffe

Generous, unpretentious and prepared to perfection. If you’re serious about food, a visit to the highly acclaimed Crab & Lobster Restaurant is a must. The ‘Crab’ offers a wide variety of gourmet dishes, from fresh local seafood to traditional English fare.

Angel Inn, Topcliffe

Originally a travellers rest, the Angel Inn at Topcliffe near Thirsk cherishes its historical roots whilst at the same time offering modern dining, beautiful gardens and an excellent conference and function facility. Situated just minutes away from both the A19 and the A1(M), the hospitality is superb and the welcome always warm.

Forresters Arms, Kilburn

The Forresters Arms is situated in the picturesque village of Kilburn near York, Surrounded by immense natural beauty in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, also known as Herriot Country. The pub/restaurant nestles below the famous White Horse, a unique landmark of North Yorkshire, believed to be the largest of its kind in England.

The World of James Herriot, Thirsk

You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV.

Now come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter, and don’t forget the chickens!

Disabled Access with the exception of the Air Raid Shelter. Make sure you save these details in your contacts and on your satnav: World of James Herriot Ltd, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL Tel: 01845 524234


Towns, Cities, Gardens, Countryside & Outdoor Activities


Kilburn Woods





Mouseman Furniture, Kilburn

Designer Outlet, York

Byland Abbey, Coxwold

Sutton Gliding Club

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank Bikes (Sales & Hire)

Sutton Bank Walking Trails Map

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk 

Sutton Park, Sutton

Birds of prey Centre, Kirby Wiske

Thirsk furniture trail (circuit)

Thirsk Museum 

The White Horse at Kilburn near Thirsk - great Days out
The fantastic view from Sutton Bank - great Days out walking or cycling