Laburnum House, Thirsk - Bed and breakfast accommodation
Thirsk Market Square and St Mary's Church
Thirsk Market Place with its cobbles and clock is a short walk from Laburnum House. From there, the Herriot Centre, St. Mary's Church and Thirsk Museum are easily reached. Thirsk Racecourse has 14 fixtures per year. The picturesque village of Sowerby and the banks of Codbeck provide miles of easy local walks.
Sowerby village and Thirsk Racecourse
Seven miles distant are Sutton Bank, with panoramic views over the Vale of York, and the famous 'White Horse' at Kilburn. Within 15 miles are Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle. Further afield in the North York Moors National Park are Hutton-le-Hole (Ryedale Folk Museum) and Pickering with its castle and steam railway to Whitby a fishing port steeped in history. The Yorkshire Coast has wonderful cliff scenery and quaint fishing villages. The Moors are ideal for walkers of all standards.
Sutton Bank and The White Horse, Kilburn
Rievaulx Abbey and Hutton-le-Hole
To the west is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with the fells and valleys of the Pennines also offering a variety of sight-seeing and walking. Within easy reach are the cathedral 'city' of Ripon, the Georgian town of Richmond, with its impressive castle, and Brimham Rocks.
Brimham Rocks and Richmond from the Castle
The North York Moors Railway and Whitby
Here is a short video clip featuring some stunning photos of the North York Moors around Sutton Bank.