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Tel code: 01845 | code search
Postcode: YO7 | code search
Population: 5000
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Birthplace of:
Thomas Lord
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Folk Customs:
Bainbridge Horn Ceremony
Goathland Plough Stots
Ripon Hornblower
Scarborough Skipping Day

Thirsk Events

Antique Vintage Fair

Borrowby Show
Deer Shed Festival
Thirsk & District Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Hillside Music Festival

Antique Vintage Fair

Antique Vintage Fair

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Darrowby Inn
"visted darrowby for first time as we were going to thirsk races. packed public house served quickly. sport on all tvs good selection of sport. staff were rushed off there feet ..." More

Darrowby Inn
"friendley pub good pint of real ale good selection of beers sky tv and racing channels lots of tvs tradional british style pub worth a visit

Date visited: 10/07/12 ..." More

Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre
"Monk Park Farm in 2012 is not much better than the last time we visited in 2011: playground boggy and therefore unusable, tractors not working, cars not working, some of ..." More

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The market town of Thirsk is perhaps better known as James Herriot’s town. Alf Wight, author of the James Herriot novels, lived and practised as a vet here for over 50 years, with Thirsk becoming his inspiration for the fictional town of Darrowby. The 1940s home of Alf Wight has now become the location of the World of James Herriot, an award winning, all weather indoor museum and attraction. Alf Wight married his wife, Helen, at St Mary’s Church on Kirkgate in November 1941. This church is a unique perpendicular church completed in 1480, with fine examples of medieval glass and 15th Century woodwork. Thirsk was also the birthplace of cricketer Thomas Lord, and the house where he was born in 1755 has become Thirsk Museum, giving an insight into the life and history of this ancient market town.

Thirsk is also well known for its racecourse, with the first race meeting being held in the town in 1855. The course now offers top class flat horse racing on 15 days a year between April and September, three of which are evening meetings held in May and August. At the centre of Thirsk is the restored cobbled market square with its clock tower dating from 1896. There are also several speciality shops, quality restaurants and the traditional Ritz Cinema as well as the popular outdoor market held every Monday and Saturday. Ample free car parking is available in Thirsk, within easy walking distance of the town centre. Population 5,000


Falconry UK Ltd
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre
Sion Hill Hall
Sutton Bank Visitor Centre North York Moors National Park
Thirsk Museum
World of James Herriot


Thirkleby Hall Caravan Park

Caravan Park

Sowerby Caravan Park
Thirkleby Hall Caravan Park


St Mary


Rural Arts


Dales Holiday Cottages
Thirkleby Hall Cottages
Wheelhouse Cottage
White Rose Country Cottages


Kirkgate Dental Practice
P J Collier & Associates

Estate Agent

James Winn

Luke Haslam Estates
Luke Miller & Associates Ltd
Malcolm Parker Property Services

Golf Club

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

Holiday Park

Woodland Lakes Lodges


Angel Inn
The Golden Fleece Hotel


Thirsk Market

Pub and Bar

Black Bull
Black Lion Bar & Bistro
Blacksmiths Arms
Carlton Bore
Cross Keys Inn
Darrowby Inn
Dog and Gun
Frankland Arms
Lord Nelson
Old Oak Tree
The Royal
The Three Tuns

Vale Of York
Wheatsheaf Inn


Thirsk Racecourse Limited


Black Lion Bar & Bistro
Carlton Bore
Crown Inn
Henna Spice Lounge
Hung Moey
Raj Of India
Vale Of York
Wheatsheaf Inn


Queen Mary's School


Wheelhouse Cottage
White Rose Country Cottages
Woodland Lakes Lodges


Eccles Heddon


Atkinsons Taxis

Dale Taxis
Liam's Taxis
Premier Taxis Thirsk
S C S Taxis
Syd's Taxis (Thirsk)


Sandhill Veterinary Services

Sports Clubs

Thirsk CC (Cricket)
Thirsk RUFC (Rugby Union)


Humphrey & Tilly
White Rose Books & Coffee Shop
Patricia Dawson
Grants Fresh Produce
The Smithy Farm Shop
Baldersby Garden Centre
Row Opticians
Zillah Bell Contemporary
Sweet Memories
Thirsk Hardware Ltd
Heron Foods

Market Cross Jewellers
Arabica Coffee Bar
Towlers Newsagents
Rhythm & Booze
Timpson Ltd
Thomas the Baker
H. Lee and Son
Keith Easton
Hall Opticians
Yorkshire Deals
Guyz Barbershop
Chocolate Box
Foxes Ltd
Upstairs Downstairs Cafe & Deli
Crafts of Thirsk
Yorks of Thirsk Tearooms
Calverts Rugs
Robinson Domestic Appliances
PowerPoint (Northern) Ltd
Collectable Interiors
Arty Party
Seven Seas Fisheries
Johnsons Butchers
Well Heeled
Chungs Takeaway
Spectrum Framing and Gallery
Toys Around The Corner
Chapmans Pets
The Shoe Box
The Artists Palette
Manfield Jewellers
Hudson Butchers
The Pantry
The Candy Bar
Faerie Delights
Dorothys Salon
Millgate Motor Accessories
Bliss Cafe & Patisserie
Planet Jewels Accessories
Little Quackers
Nigel Atkinson Bathroom Emporium
Nobles Barber
Inkwell Arts Tattoo Studio
CJ Computers
Salon 54


Millgate Pine And Antiques
Three Tuns Antiques & Curios
My Vintage World


Boltby Trekking & Trail Riding Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Thirsk

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The Golden Fleece Hotel (0.06 miles)

The Golden Fleece Hotel
The Golden Fleece in the market square of Thirsk is listed as one of the oldest coaching inns in England. Set in the heart of Herriot country between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this ... More | visit website
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The Poplars Rooms & Cottages (1.41 miles)

The Poplars Rooms & Cottages
From the moment you arrive, we are on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable stay, whether you would like afternoon tea on arrival in the guest lounge, help in planning your days out or ... More | visit website
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White Horse Lodge (1.78 miles)

White Horse Lodge
The White Horse Lodge Hotel, formerly known as The Divan has been refurbished and upgraded under new ownership, and offers quality accommodation with Bistro Restaurant and Lounge/Bar. Located in beautiful countryside within the National Park, ... More | visit website
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Wheelhouse Cottage (1.81 miles)

Wheelhouse Cottage

A fabulous brick-built barn conversion, a mile from the village of Sowerby, close to Thirsk, in the Vale of Mowbray.
Set over one floor, and beautifully converted, this lovely Sowerby cottage seamlessly combines original features with ... More | visit website

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Spital Hill (1.83 miles)

Spital Hill

Ten minutes from the A1 Spital Hill is a wonderfully relaxing stopover. Hosts Ann and Robin Clough understand the needs of the weary traveller for peace and a tranquil atmosphere.

Cooking (and eating) is a passion and ... More | visit website

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Carpenters Arms (2.83 miles)

Carpenters Arms
The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk, near Thirsk, has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Eight garden suites, arranged around a landscaped garden, overlooking the Vale of Mowbray; and a pair of house rooms within the charming, award ... More | visit website
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The Kings Arms (2.87 miles)

The Kings Arms
Sandhutton is a small and pretty village near Thirsk in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, and has a charming green and an interesting church. The King's Arms Pub has been the village's social hub ... More | visit website
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Angel Inn (4.13 miles)

Angel Inn
The Angel Inn offers a small residents lounge and 15 rooms all of which have en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryers and tea & coffee making facilities. Wifi on request* It is stated in local writings that ... More | visit website
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Black Swan Inn (4.42 miles)

Black Swan Inn

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Set in the tranquil village of Thornton-Le-Moor surrounded by countyside and close to the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales. Only 4 miles from Northallerton and 5 miles from Thirsk, famous ... More

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Nags Head Country Inn & Restaurant (5.24 miles)

The Nag's Head is a 4* inn offering something for all. It is a feasting and meeting place for families, clubs and business people, a friendly local pub serving real ales and a superb restaurant ... More | visit website

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