Northallerton Tourist Information & Visitor Attractions

A selection of the attractions within reach when you visit Northallerton.

Northallerton makes an excellent base for exploring Herriot Country, both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors national parks, whether using your own car, bicycle or walking.
More detailed tourist & visitor information is available from:

Northallerton Tourist Information Centre TIC

Northallerton Tourist Information
The Applegarth Car Park, Northallerton DL7 8LZ
Tel 01609 776864 Facebook

Open April to October

Parking in Northallerton There is normally ample convenient parking in Northallerton but it is a confusing mixture of free on street Disc Parking, on street pay & display and off street pay & display. Enforcement is now strict after many years of a lax regime, so check carefully. The High Street is now pay & display. Make sure you display a ticket even for the free time. Off street parking charges range from free for 1 hour (Applegarth short stay) to about £4 all day Check Details.

There public toilets at the Town Hall which are open to the public Mon-Thu 8am - 3.30pm, Fri& Sat 8am - 3pm.

Crazy Kingdom Play and Party Indoor Play Centre 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 mandatory 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."

BigSheep & Little Cow Farm family run farm visitor centre in Bedale. A unique hands on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.

World 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."

The Wensleydale Railway
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 monk’s cell and herb plot."

Boltby 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.

Camp Hill Estate Bedale DL8 2LS
Award winning Corporate Event and Outdoor Adventure destination. Outdoor Adventure Activities for families, private parties & individuals

Bolton Castle DL8 4ET
is one of England's best preserved medieval castles. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip. Falconry displays, wild boar feeding, archery demonstrations.

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

Newby Hall
A Beautiful House and Gardens, A much loved Family Home, A Perfect Day. Adventure Garden for Children, miniature railway

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre Sion Hill Hall Thirsk YO7 4EU "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."

The Mouseman Visitor Centre Kilburn YO61 4AH
From a single acorn to a finished piece of beautifully hand crafted oak furniture. One man’s work from start to finish. A simple ethos established by Robert Thompson – The Mouseman of Kilburn.

Monk ParkFarm 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.

Sutton Bank Bikes Sutton Bank Visitor Centre Thirsk YO7 2EH 01845 597759
Bike hire E-Bike Hire bike shop Friday - Sunday: 10 - 4pm

Sutton Bank Visitor centre YO7 2EH
National Park Centre at the TOP of Sutton Bank. Walks and cycle trails, Books, souvenirs, local crafts, Tearooms, Wildlife Watch area. Bike & E-bike hire. 6 miles from Thirsk Bike trails

ShandyHall 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.

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park Ripon HG4 3DA
Enjoy over 80 contemporary sculptures set in 45 acres of stunning gardens inspired by the Himalayas. Explore the woodland walks, arboretum and lakeside paths and admire the spectacular views. Open April to end October. See website for details.

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 Bedale DL8 2PS
"Yorkshire's finest collection of trees, gardens, woodland walks, and falconry centre. Fantastic day out for the family" Open all year round.

Wensleydale Creamery Hawes
Enjoy the Wensleydale Cheese Experience

White Scar Cave
The longest show cave in Britain, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park

Rievaulx Abbey
"Set in a remote valley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins."

Castle Howard Stately Home
Come and see Britain's finest Stately Home!

Eden Camp 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.

National Railway 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 ..."

Ripon Cathedral
"Explore 1300 years of history and Christian worship in the Cathedral Church of the Yorkshire Dales."

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

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Flamingo Land
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."