Tourist Information & Visitor Attractions
Just a few of the attractions within reach when visit Thirsk and Sowerby. Thirsk and Sowerby make an excellent base for exploring Darrowby - Herriot Country, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors by car, bicycle or walking. More detailed visitor information is available from the excellent volunteer run tourist information centre in Thirsk Market Place.
of James Herriot
Thirsk and Sowerby Blue Plaques Trail There are 20 Blue Plaques marking buildings important in themselves or associated with noteworthy Thirsk residents. A leaflet detailing a walk around 19 of them is available from Thirsk Tourist Information centre in the market place.
The Ritz Cinema
Thirsk and Sowerby Past and Present is a trail of 15 interpretation boards around the market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. A walk leaflet can be downloaded, or obtained from the Thirsk Tourist information centre
Zillah Bell Gallery Thirsk "Often described as one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets, the fine art
gallery has over the years earned the reputation as a place to view and purchase a
wide range of works by local, national and international artists.
Yorkshire Outdoors Felixkirk 3.5 miles from Thirsk
Monk Park 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. Easingwold Maize Maze
Easingwold Maize maze Opens Saturday 21st July 2012 until Sunday Sept 2nd "Easingwold's famed Maize Maze is arguably Yorkshire's most eco-friendly family fun day out! Situated close to York and Thirsk in North Yorkshire, we've lots of activities to keep you entertained for hours."
Thirsk Furniture Trail experience the timeless beauty of craftsmanship in solid wood in an area rich with natural beauty, cabinet and furniture making skills.
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank Thirsk YO7 2EY
Bank Visitor centre YO7 2EH
Kilburn White Horse "This is Britain's largest white horse in surface area, covering just over an acre"
Falconry UK 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."
Shandy Hall Coxwold. Shandy Hall is an Accredited Museum (No. 1580) and is owned by the Laurence Sterne Trust. It contains a collection of books, paintings, manuscripts, prints and ephemera relating to the writer Laurence Sterne.
The Howardian Way A meandering walk from Coxwold to Kirkham Priory in North Yorkshire through the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) taking in many of its beautiful villages on route.
York Maze YO19 5LT
The Forbidden Corner
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Sheep & Little Cow Farm, near Bedale
Howard Stately Home
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.
Mount Grace Priory
Land YO17 6UX
Valley Theme Park Ripon HG4 3HT
Museum York YO26 4XJ 24 miles
Hall & Gardens
Sutton Park Stately Home
Swaledale Folk Museum Reeth North Yorkshire
Thorp Perrow Arboretum
The Black Sheep Brewery Masham
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