Solberge Hall Hotel
A traditional country house hotel nestled, in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside
Hill House Farm Cottages
4 barn conversion cottages ideally located between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks
Things to Do in North Yorkshire
HerriotCountry.com is your guide to great days out in North Yorkshire.
Where else can you easily visit diverse and stunning countryside like the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, but also the invigorating, rugged eastern coast, Whitby and the historic cities of York and Ripon. The deservedly-famous spa towns of Harrogate and Richmond are among the many fantastic places to visit in North Yorkshire.
The beautiful and varied landscape of Herriot Country makes it a haven for those seeking outdoor pursuits. There’s plenty of fantastic walking in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, where the scenery is as varied and stunning as you could hope to find anywhere. Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is another favourite pastime that brings thousands of visitors to the area every year. You’ll also find centres offering pony trekking, water sports, hang-gliding, 4x4 driving and quad biking all over Herriot Country.
Great Days Out in North Yorkshire
Whether you’re looking for fun family entertainment, adrenaline pumping challenges or just a place to relax, unwind and maybe do a bit of sightseeing, you’ll find there are plenty of places to go in North Yorkshire.
Take a ride on a North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam train and explore the beautiful countryside and picturesque villages of Herriot Country. Visit historic houses like Newby Hall and Sutton Park where you’ll find rich collections of heirlooms, or go further back and explore the tranquil monastic ruins of Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey and Mount Grace Priory, where you’ll discover the strict living conditions and humble lifestyle of their one-time inhabitants.
Places to Visit in North Yorkshire
At the award-winning World of James Herriot Museum in Thirsk you can investigate the life and times of the renowned vet and author who unveiled this area to millions. There are also loads of fun activities for children. At farm parks, like Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre, you can get hands on with the animals yourself, feeding, cleaning and petting. It’s a great day out for the whole family.
Herriot Country is famous for traditional woodcarvers and furniture makers like Robert Thompson's Craftsmen ('The Mouseman of Kilburn'), where you can pick up fine, handcrafted mementos of your trip that you’ll treasure forever. You’ll also find a wealth of those small, individual shops that seem to have disappeared from the majority of high streets.
See our events page for details of upcoming shows and festivals as well as dates for horse racing and plenty of ideas for great days out in North Yorkshire.
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