Kirkgate House, Thirsk

Kirkgate House, Thirsk

Geoffrey and Julie offer you a warm welcome to Kirkgate House Hotel. Our six delightful rooms are very spacious, light, and airy. They are all ensuite and come with central heating, tea and coffee making facilities and color TVs. We can accommodate parties of up to 12 in comfort. We have a family room available that will sleep up to four. Our prices include a delicious full English breakfast (vegetarian options available) and we can provide packed lunches on request….

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Dutch House

Dutch House

Eco gardens Enjoy nature and art at the Dutch house ecological sculpture garden and learn about sustainable gardening and attracting wildlife. The garden contains a collection of native trees, a wildflower meadow, herbaceous borders, a kid’s nature zone and a display of sculptures. The Art Studio In our fully equipped, light, and inspiring art studio we offer a variety of workshops, courses, and lectures. At Dutch house, local artists share their knowledge and creativity with you. We offer creative and…

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Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill

Visit Gayle Mill, a unique 19th-century state of the art sawmill, complete with working Victorian machinery and water-powered turbines. Now fully restored and operating as a historic visitor attraction. All visits to Gayle Mill are Tour Guide led. On one of our Daily Guided Tours, you will….. Explore a typical three-story mill built-in 1784 to a Richard Arkwright design. Originally established to process raw cotton, it was converted to a mechanized sawmill in 1879. Gain a unique insight into the…

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Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall was the country seat of George Calvert, founder of Maryland, U.S.A., who built this handsome Jacobean Hall in a pretty vale between Richmond and Northallerton. From the 1620s, the Calverts, Crowes, Carpenters, and Talbots, all related by blood or marriage, left their stamp on the house, altering the buildings to suit their needs. Each family brought furnishings, paintings, and personal possessions. Much of these collections remain, and Hall’s interior is a fine example of a Victorian country house…

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Sutton Park Stately Home

Sutton Park Stately Home

The Yorkshire Home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield Sutton Park is a charming and lived-in house, built of mellow brick in 1730 by Thomas Atkinson. The House features fabulous eighteenth century furniture, paintings mainly from Buckingham House, now Buckingham Palace, and an important set of porcelain. Spectacular plaster works by Cortese. The victor in 1999 Yorkshire in Bloom our gardens bring visitors from both home and abroad. Herbaceous and rose edges are full of rare and exotic plants. Walled…

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James Alfred Wight – an Introduction

James Alfred Wight – an Introduction

James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most successful writers of the 20th century. His novels, a series of anecdotes based on his experiences as a young veterinary doctor operating among the agriculture community of North Yorkshire, sold in the millions throughout the world. Their great success spawned two feature films in the mid-1970s, followed by a television series, All Creatures Great, and Small, which was met with global success in the…

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Herriot Country

Herriot Country

Yorkshire’s Herriot Country takes its name from one of the world’s best loved writers, James Herriot. For more than 50 years it was home to the vet-cum-author, whose books have enthralled fans and put Yorkshire firmly on the map. The Heart of Yorkshire Herriot Country has always been the epicentre of the area with a variety of places to visit, including historic market towns, and some of the country’s finest national parks. These blended together with an array of visitor…

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Young James Herriot

Young James Herriot

Young James Herriot’ TV drama draws in over 14 million viewers! It’s more than 20 years since we last saw James Herriot on our screens in the very popular – ‘All Creatures Great And Small’, and the new three part drama – ‘Young James Herriot’ proved to be just as popular with over 14 million viewers tuning in to see the return of the nations best loved vet, illustrating that the Herriot name is still very much alive!

Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768. Here he wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Serialised on Radio 4 (2005) and now adapted for the screen by Michael Winterbottom (‘A Cock and Bull Story’ starring Steve Coogan) this novel is as fresh today as it was when it scandalised London in the late 18th century. Laurence Sterne created his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, which brilliantly plays with the conventions of…

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Meadowcroft Bed & Breakfast, Thirsk

Meadowcroft Bed & Breakfast, Thirsk

We hope you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us here in Thirsk where you will have a chance to relax, unwind and experience some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality. Built during the Art Deco period in 1937, Meadowcroft is a large and comfortable family home. The house retains many of its original features and is set in over half an acre of well stocked mature gardens. We have our own WI-FI zone at Meadowcroft exclusively for the use…

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