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When you come to Abbots Green for your holiday in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, there are plenty of opportunities that you won’t want to miss.


The team at Abbots Green is always happy to offer advice and local knowledge as you get to know the local area. For now, here are a few recommendations to get you started.

Days out during a holiday in Thirsk & local attractions

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

With over a hundred recognised visitor attractions within little more than a 20 mile radius the Thirsk area offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Yorkshire’s rich culture and history. Here are just a few of our favourite places which we hope will provide inspiration when you are staying in one of our luxury holiday lodges in North Yorkshire

The White Horse of Kilburn, Sutton Bank and many beautiful walks are minutes away. 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, just a short distance from Abbots Green.

Home From Home

With a select number of new and pre-owned luxury lodges for sale in North Yorkshire on our peaceful Abbots Green holiday park you can return time and again to explore this beautiful region and its many attractions. Abbots Green near Thirsk is your ideal bolthole in Yorkshire and somewhere to relax and enjoy the scenery. If you’d like to discover the benefits of owning your own holiday lodge why not try before you buy? We have a small number of luxury lodges to hire for short breaks within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Yorkshire coast. 

Local Area


The Greyhound 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.

The Swan, Topcliffe

A charming, quaint traditional pub serving bar meals and plenty of real ale. It has recently been refurbished and is particularly cosy in the winter, with its open fires and comfy seating.

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.

The Dog and Gun, Carlton Miniott

A fantastic beer garden is one of this pub’s most popular attractions, but it also boasts delicious food and a great family room to hire for special occasions.

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 www.forestry.gov.uk

York www.visityork.org.uk

Harrogate www.visitharrogate.co.uk

Ripon www.visitripon.org

Knaresborough www.knaresboroughonline.com

Mouseman Furniture, Kilburn www.robertthompsons.co.uk

Designer Outlet, York www.yorkdesigneroutlet.com

Byland Abbey, Coxwold www.english-heritage.org.uk

Sutton Gliding Club www.ygc.co.uk

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/sutton-bank-national-park-centre

Sutton Bank Bikes (Sales & Hire) www.suttonbankbikes.co.uk

Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk www.sionhillhall.co.uk 

Sutton Park, Sutton www.sutton-park.co.uk

Birds of prey Centre, Kirby Wiske www.falconrycentre.co.uk

Thirsk furniture trail (circuit) www.thirskfurnituretrail.co.uk

Thirsk Museum www.thirskmuseum.org 

The White Horse at Kilburn near Thirsk - Holidays in North Yorkshire | Things to do and see
The fantastic view from Sutton Bank - Holidays in North Yorkshire | Things to do and see

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