Local Area

Things to do in and around Thirsk

The World of James Herriot gives you the opportunity to step back in time and see how one of the worlds best known and best loved vets would have lived and worked.

St. Mary’s Church, a magnificent 15th Century Anglican Church, referred to by many as the Cathedral of North Yorkshire.

We are very fortunate here in Thirsk, we still have a traditional 1 screen cinema run by volunteers 7 evenings a week where you can get an ice cream during the showing.

We also have a sizeable leisure centre with a modern fully equipped gym and a clean, well maintained swimming pool.

Thirsk Racecourse is only a 5 minute walk from The Poplars.

Other things to see and do:

  • Go up in a glider at Sutton Bank or Learn about the area at the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

  • Step back in time at Jervaux, Rievaulx or Fountains Abbey

  • Sample award winning, local Ice Cream at Brymor

  • Black Sheep or Theakstons Brewery Tours in Masham

  • Shopping in York or Harrogate

  • Fly a Bird of Prey at Sion Hill or Duncombe Park

  • Fish & Chips on the beach in Whitby or Scarborough

If this has wet your appetite, Thirsk Tourist Information, located in the Market place are on hand with even more information of places to visit and things to do.