Escape for a relaxing country cottage holiday in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. With the North York Moors National Park less than 10 miles to the east of the town, the Howardian Hills just a little further afield and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around 15 miles away, a cottage break in Thirsk could be ideal for those who want to spend time walking, hiking, cycling or horseriding in the gorgeous North Yorkshire countryside.
What Thirsk offers for Self-Catering Breaks
Thirsk has plenty to recommend it for self-catering breaks, with its traditional market square and distinctive town clock. Browse the independent shops or look for bargains at the twice-weekly market (Saturdays and Mondays). If you want to come to the area because you are a keen walker, Thirsk is the perfect base and has the coveted Walkers are Welcome accreditation. Thirsk Racecourse is another draw and is known for its pretty setting and hospitality. Of course, this is Herriot Country, referring to the country vet, James Herriot, who entertained readers with his many stories in best-selling books. The World of James Herriot museum is in the building that served as his home and surgery for so many years. You can also see a life-size statue of him in the town.
Attractions to Discover From Thirsk
• Stunning landscapes await in the nearby North York Moors, the Nidderdale AONB and the Howardian Hills.
• Visit the historic attractions in the city of York just 23 miles away.
• Similarly, you could discover the elegance that is the spa town of Harrogate, just 26 miles away.
• Whatever you opt to do on a cottage break in Thirsk, we trust that you’ll enjoy discovering some of the very best of North Yorkshire.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Thirsk, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in North Yorkshire.