Tourist Information & Visitor Attractions
A few of the attractions within reach when you visit Northallerton.
Northallerton makes an excellent base for
exploring Herriot Country, both the Dales and the Moors whether using your own car, bicycle or
walking. More detailed tourist and visit information is available from:
Northallerton Tourist Information Centre
The Applegarth Car Park, Northallerton DL7 8LZ Tel 01609 776864
Open April to October Mon-Sat 10-4 November to March Wed-Sat
Kidzplay Northallerton offers a host of children's activities,
themed parties and healthy choice menus to keep the family and children
entertained all day. All in a 7000sqft unit filled with play areas for
children from zero to 12years. 2 Standard Ct, Standard Way Industrial
Park, Tel. 01609 761596 Open 7 days a week 10-6.
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre
garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. See website for access times and pre-booking.
Kiplin Hall "Visitors may enjoy a relaxed tour of the Hall, freely wandering though the rooms with plenty of time to look at the treasures on display. The garden, lakeside views and the Tea Room add to the enjoyment of a visit."
Sheep & Little Cow Farm family run farm visitor centre in Bedale. A unique hands on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.
of James Herriot
23 Kirkgate Thirsk YO7 1PL 01845 524234
" .. in the actual 'Skeldale House' ... explores veterinary science and takes visitors
on a journey back to the 1940's. .. A unique tribute to Alf Wight, famous author of the James Herriot novels and is the only
centre of its kind in the UK dedicated to Veterinary science."
is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.
Mount Grace Priory "Set amid woodland in North Yorkshire, this unusual monastery is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain. Mount Grace Priory is the perfect tourist attraction for a relaxing and peaceful day out. Discover how the monks lived 600 years in the reconstructed monkís cell and herb plot."
Trekking Centre Boltby Thirsk YO7 2DY
Anything from a half-hour introduction ride to a 3-day
trail ride with an experienced guide for the more adventurous.
Arklemoor Riding Centre Reeth DL11 6QZ
provide a variety of riding experiences for small groups of compatible riders on both quiet walks and faster trekking. From as little as one hour up to a full day, or more.
Camp Hill Estate Bedale DL8 2LS
Award winning Corporate Event and Outdoor Adventure destination. Outdoor Adventure Activities for families, private parties & individuals
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank Thirsk YO7 2EY
"come and experience a trial flight and see the North Yorkshire moors from the air. Open seven days a week, full membership available and Learn to Fly packages from beginner to advanced." Contact the Club 01845 597237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Beautiful House and Gardens, A much loved Family Home, A Perfect Day. Adventure Garden for Children, miniature railway
Bird of Prey Centre"Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful English garden."
From a single acorn to a finished piece of beautifully hand crafted oak furniture. One manís work from start to finish. A simple ethos established by Robert Thompson Ė The Mouseman of Kilburn.
Farm Visitor Centre Bagby Thirsk.
Animal Park with outdoor and indoor feeding areas with lambs, sheep, goats, calves,pigs, ponies, donkeys, horses, llamas, alpacas, wallabies, deer, ducks, geese, hens, peacocks, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Hall Coxwold Shandy Hall
architecturally as eccentric as its former occupant Laurence Sterne author of Tristram Shandy & Sentimental
Journey, is still a lived-in house, more than 500 years old, full of books
pictures memorabilia that tell his story.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Britain's largest monastic ruin and most complete Cistercian abbey with
800 years' history, and a World Heritage site. There is
an extensive programme of day and evening events from walks to Opera,
Shakespeare and Music by Moonlight.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum
collection of trees, gardens, woodland walks, and falconry centre.
Fantastic day out for the family"
Enjoy the Wensleydale Cheese Experience
The longest show cave in Britain, in the beautiful
Yorkshire Dales National Park
"Set in a remote valley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of Englandís abbey ruins."
Howard Stately Home
Come and see Britain's finest Stately Home!
Modern History Theme Museum
Yorkshire Lavender Lavender Gardens and Specialist Plant Nursery set in a spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Museum York YO26 4XJ 30 miles
The largest railway museum in the World! Entry free, parking £9
Settle-Carlisle Railway England's most scenic railway
Beningbrough Hall & Gardens
"York's 'country house and garden', this imposing Georgian mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most impressive baroque interiors in England. Exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house
"Explore 1300 years of history and Christian worship
in the Cathedral Church of the Yorkshire Dales."
Bank Visitor centre
National Park Centre at Sutton Bank, Exhibitions
Trails, Bike Hire
Valley Theme Park
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Theme Park and Zoo Malton
Sutton Park Stately Home
"with its rich
collection of beautiful furniture, paintings & porcelain together
with its award winning gardens is a magnificent example of an 18th
Century house in Yorkshire."