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Hotels in Thirsk

Situated within a stone's throw of the North York Moors National Park in the Vale of Mowbray is the idyllic village of Thirsk. It's known in particular for its bustling weekly markets, racecourse and connection with the veterinarian and author James Herriot. Whether you're planning to spend a few days or longer in the town and surrounding area, you can be sure there's lots to keep you occupied during your stay.

Thirsk Racecourse

One of the area's major attractions is Thirsk Racecourse, with its proud horse racing heritage stretching back to 1855. Today Thirsk is used as a summer flat racing course and is widely regarded as one of the country's most picturesque horse racing venues.

Local attractions

Visit The World Of James Herriot museum in the centre of town to find out all about the life of the famous veterinarian-turned-author James Wight. Writing under the pen name James Herriot, his books became best sellers and were later adapted for the hit television series All Creatures Great and Small. The museum is located in the building that once housed Dr Wight's surgery.

Take a wander through the town's streets towards its cobbled central square, home to Thirsk's vibrant street market on Mondays and Saturdays. You'll find a fantastic range of chain stores and independent shops in the town, including an antique shop, bookshop, garden centre and an artists' supply store.

If you're in the mood to relax then take things easy at the Ritz Cinema, where you can watch all the latest blockbuster releases, as well as arthouse films. Thirsk Museum tells the story of past generations who lived and worked in the town and surrounding district, and is based in the birthplace of Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket Ground.

Out and about

With so much exceptional scenery on the doorstep, it makes sense to explore the area surrounding Thirsk. A variety of short walks are possible that will take you through the town and alongside the banks of Cod Beck. The more adventurous can head into the Hambleton Hills where moorland paths and more strenuous trails await.

The North York Moors National Park lies just a few miles to the east of Thirsk and is packed with a huge number of walks to suit all abilities, along with cycling trails, ruins, historic monuments and a wonderful choice of pubs and restaurants.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Thirsk

What are the best hotels to stay in Thirsk?

According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Thirsk is OYO White Horse Lodge Hotel.

What are the most convenient hotel rates in Thirsk?

The lowest price for a double room in Thirsk is £75.

If I want to stay in the center of Thirsk, which hotels shall I consider?

If you want to stay near the center of Thirsk, you can consider staying at The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Fourways Guest House and Old Oak Tree.

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