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York - 13 miles

Although not the nearest, York is arguably the number one attraction in the area.

Although not the nearest, York is arguably the number one attraction in the area.

York is a walled city built by the ancient Romans. The Minster is a prime example of 13th century Gothic architecture.

Things to do...
  • Walk the city walls 

  • Experience the city as the vikings did complete with sights and smells with a visit to Jorvik Viking Centre

  • Next stop National Railway Museum. It's free and perfect for a rainy day 

  • Take a walk around the shambles, a unique shopping experience with tipsy architecture

  • Take a step back in time to the York Castle Museum

  • Climb up to the Clifford Tower for stunning panoramic views over old York

Curious Table Easingwold
Easingwold Town

Easingwold - 1 mile

Stroll to the lovely market town of Easingwold without the noise, crowd and parking problems found in the city. 

Easingwold and the surrounding area is fast becoming a food lovers paradise with an abundance of real farm shops and award winning tea rooms.

Things to do...
  • Visit a tea room - for instance, 'The Curious Coffee Company' (formerly Curious Table)

  • Grab some fish & chips from Jakes Plaice

  • Explore this quaint Yorkshire town 

  • Hunt for a bargain at the Friday market

  • Enjoy a meal and a drink at 'The Olive Branch' 

Thirsk - 12 miles

A short drive away from Easingwold is the bustling market town of Thirsk.

Park the car and explore the cobbled market square dating back to medieval times.


Complete the trip with a visit to The World Of James Herriot museum to learn about the life of Yorkshire's most famous vet.

Things to do...
  • Visit 'The World of James Herriot Museum'

  • Browse the numerous specialist independent stores

  • Have a flutter at Thirsk races

  • Do the 'White Horse Walk' (top of Sutton Bank, a short drive from Thirsk near Kilburn) and take in the 'best view in England!'.

The World of James Herriot
Sutton Bank Yorkshire

Knaresborough - 13 miles

Near Harrogate but often overlooked, Knaresborough has something to offer for all ages and tastes.

Things to do...
  • Browse the large bustling market on a Wednesday

  • Walk by the River Nidd and under the famous viaduct

  • Visit the intriguing "Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well'

  • Hire a rowing boat and explore the river

  • Book a tour of Knaresborough Castle

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