With today being the last day of term, attention will invariably start to shift to the coming weeks ahead. The thought of occupying the kids for six whole weeks can be enough to send a shiver down the spine! But don’t worry parents - we thought we’d let you in on a little known fact… THIRSK IS THE BEST HIDDEN GEM IN THE UK. That’s right, our very own Thirsk. New data formulated by HolidayLettings.co.uk has awarded Thirsk a near perfect review score (4.97 out of 5).
Whether it’s the modesty of the quaint market town or the vast Yorkshire beauty in which it is situated, we are delighted that Thirsk is becoming recognised as a go to place. Not only in North Yorkshire, but in the whole of the UK.
If you’re looking for that time away but dislike big crowds and a fast, unrelenting pace, Thirsk has so much to offer. Below we list three highlights that we recommend will make your trip away memorable.
#1 We are incredibly lucky to have the Sutton Bank National Park Centre only twenty minutes away from Hillside Caravan Park. Thirsk’s world famous Vet and Author James Herriot declared the tremendous view from the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment over the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York, the "finest in England", and he wasn’t wrong!
Sutton Bank provides fantastic activities. Whether you have a family of thrill seeking mountain bikers or fancy sitting back to enjoy the beauty of North Yorkshire, Sutton Bank has it all.
#2 The World of James Herriot centre is a firm favourite of visitors to our site and Thirsk as a whole. James Herriot’s affectionate and humorous stories have brought enjoyment to thousands of people over the years. His tales are brought to life and fans from all over the world are able to see 23 Kirkgate as it would have been in the 40s and 50s. Visitors walk in his footsteps and get an insight into the life of an iconic vet.
#3 Thirsk Racecourse provides an atmospheric fit for all ages. It can provide diverse experiences that you will struggle to find anywhere else, with family friendly facilities and increased investment set to continue, the course is on the up and showing no sign of slowing down.
At Hillside Caravan Park we can accommodate for the whole family. Take a look at our touring caravan pitches, glamping experiences in well-equipped camping pods, and our wonderful holiday cottage rental to connect with Thirsk and the surrounding area. A staycation during this rare and wonderful warm British summer can be the highlight of your summer holiday with your loved ones!