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Hillside Caravan Park is the ideal place to explore North Yorkshire and is right at the gateway to the North York Moors. We have some excellent tourist destinations right on the doorstep or your caravan or mega pod, from idyllic countryside walks to historic market towns ready for you to explore.

Please see below what our local area in North Yorkshire has to offer.

Dog & Gun

Knayton - 1.5 miles
A warm welcoming family run village pub set in the village of Knayton. The Dog and Gun pride their selves on homemade traditional pub food as well as an extensive specials board.

Tel: 01845 537368

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Borrowby – 2.2 miles

The Wheatsheaf Inn is a family run small traditional 17th century village free house with open fire, Beer Garden, Dominoes & Darts. They serve local fresh home cooked food Fridays to Sundays and hold themed food & drink nights.

Tel: 01845 537274

The Gold Cup Inn 

Nether Silton – 4 miles
The Gold Cup Inn at Nether Silton offers a cosy welcome, summer or winter, rain or shine.

Located in the centre of Nether Silton village opposite the green on the edge of the North York Moors national park.

Tel: 01609 883416

The Old Oak Tree

South Kilvington – 4.3 miles

Whether it be a wedding, birthday, christening or special anniversary, the Old Oak Tree will endeavour to cater for your individual requirements. The restaurant can be booked exclusively for up to 50 guests with open views across the garden.

Tel: 01845 523276

The Carpenter's Arms

Felixkirk – 4.5 miles
Whether you are looking for a lovely meal, or maybe a thirst-quenching drink, or just in need of a good old sit down and a chat, you will find the Carpenter's Arms the perfect answer.

Tel : 01845 537369

The Raj of India

Thirsk – 5.3 miles

The Raj of India offers a superb menu with a range of Indian cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets, all cooked to order on the premises from fresh ingredients, by a team of specialist chefs.

Tel: 01845 526917

The Lord Nelson

Thirsk - 5.4 miles
The pub boasts a large function room able to accommodate 80 people. The pub is food orientated with a large beer garden to the rear and two separate bar areas good for watching the footall.
Tel: 01845 522845

White Horse Café – Fish and Chips

Thirsk – 5.5  miles

Local Fish and Chips in the centre of Thirsk. Takeaway or eat in.

Tel: 01845 522786

The Black Swan

Oldstead – 14 miles

The Black Swan at Oldstead is, according to TripAdvisor, the Travellers Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World 2017! Tommy Banks' talent as a chef is in itself truly remarkable. He was Britain's youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013 and won Great British Menu in 2016 and 2017. 

Tel:  01347 868387

Ritz Cinema

Thirsk 6 Miles

The Ritz cinema is located in Thirsk, Yorkshire. The cinema is one of the oldest continuous run cinemas in the United Kingdom, having first opened to the public in 1912. The cinema aims to bring recent film releases to a rural town at affordable prices.

Monk Park Farm

Thirsk – 9 Miles

Open farm in Hambleton Hills, offering indoor and outdoor viewing and feeding areas, wild fowl lake, tea room and toilets, picnic area, play area, as seen on Blue Peter.

Lightwater Valley

Ripon – 21 Miles
With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with mini, mega and ultimate adventures for the whole family.

Ripon Treetop Nets

Ripon - 21 Miles

Try to imagine over 2000m2 of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made out of netting. Now picture this safely suspended between trees up to 12m off the ground and set in mature native woodland and you'll have the right idea.

Flamingo Land

Malton – 34 Miles
Yorkshire's ultimate Theme Park attraction & the UK's most visited Zoo, plus a luxury Resort Village, for fantastic family days out.

White Horse of Kilburn

Kilburn – 4.5 Miles

This old favourite takes you to the top of the most northerly turf-cut white horse in England. The path is directly above the White Horse so you can’t see much of the horse itself, but the linear route along the escarpment gives you ample opportunity to savour one of the finest views in England, from the top of Sutton Bank.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank – 5.4 miles

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". So why not stop at the top of the bank, visit the Centre and blow away the cobwebs with a walk or cycle ride? It's an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors. Entry to the Centre is free.

Thirsk Furniture Trail

Thirsk - 5 Miles
Take a tour of the workshops and experience the timeless beauty of craftsmanship in solid wood. The Thirsk furniture trail is in a beautiful and historic part of North Yorkshire centered on the charming market town of Thirsk.

World of James Herriot

Thirsk – 6 Miles
A unique tribute to Alf Wight, famous author of the James Herriot novels and is the only centre of its kind in the UK dedicated to Veterinary science.

Thimbleby Shooting Ground

Thimbleby 7.5 miles

Thimbleby Shooting Ground sits within the North Yorkshire National Park, enjoying an idyllic and picturesque setting. Ideal for a clay shooting day.

The Falconry Centre

Kirby Wiske – 10 miles

Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species.Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful arena

Emmerdale Tours

Harewood – 36 miles
Follow in the footsteps of Yorkshire’s best loved soap-stars as you visit the outdoor Emmerdale village set. When the cameras stop rolling, we open the gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend to allow you to enjoy an exclusive tour of the popular fictional village.


Goathland – 47 miles
Heartbeat is a highly popular TV series produced by Yorkshire Television in the UK. .If you are able to visit Goathland and enjoy looking around all the locations and visiting the shops full of merchandise, then you are bound enjoy the Heartbeat Exhibition in Whitby.

Brimham Rocks

Patley Bridge – 27 Miles

At a height of nearly 300m, Brimham Rocks enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Set within the Nidderdale area of Natural Beautry, this fascinating moorland is filled with strange and fantastic rock formations and is rich in wildlife.

Mount Grace Priory

Staddlebridge – 9 miles

Set amid woodland in North Yorkshire, this unusual monastery is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain. Mount Grace Priory is the perfect tourist attraction for a relaxing and peaceful day out.

Rievaulx Abbey

Helmsley – 13 miles

Wander the extensive ruins of the abbey or explore the elegant museum displaying previously unseen artefacts which tell the story of the rise and dramatic fall of the first Cistercian abbey in the North of England.

Byland Abbey

Coxwold - 15 miles

Byland Abbey is the perfect place to stop on a family day out, or if you’re walking or cycling in the North York Moors National Park.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Bedale – 18 miles

Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977) and is now owned and managed by Sir John Ropner.

Newby Hall & Gardens

Boroughbridge – 19 Miles

The family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England's renowned Adam houses,an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration, recently restored to its original beauty.
Award winning gardens. A perfect day for all the family. Events throughout the year

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Ripon – 21 miles

Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance.

Ripley Castle

Ripley – 25 miles

The castle and gardens are open to the public all year round and make a really interesting and entertaining day out.

Harewood House

Harewood- 38 miles

Harewood is a great family day out. Visit the Adventure Playground, explore the Gardens and Bird Gardens, take a boat trip across the lake or marvel at the collections in the House.

5.5 miles

Thirsk is an old fashioned market town in the Vale of Mowbray North Yorkshire . Famous for its race course, 15th Century Church and Thomas Lord. Thirsk is also the Darrowby of the late James Herriot  (Alf Wight).

7 miles

Northallerton is the county town of North Yorkshire. Set between the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east the town has been a centre of communications for centuries.


15 miles

Helmsley is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, and is the perfect base for enjoying the wider area. But there’s plenty to do in the town, from fascinating attractions including the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle.


18 miles

The little city that packs a big punch, Ripon is a cathedral city steeped in history and home to distinctive historical buildings and long observed traditions.


25 miles

The town centre is perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd and the imposing railway viaduct across the Nidd Gorge offers an amazing view to visitors as they arrive by train.


28 miles

The North's spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain's colourful history. Visit the stunning York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the history at the JORVIK Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum.


29 miles

With so many beautiful and unusual sights to see in Harrogate District, it’s no wonder that tourists come back year after year. Harrogate is famous for its horticulture, historic buildings, stunning scenery and natural springs, making it the perfect place to sightsee without spending a penny.


50 miles

On the stunning Yorkshire Coast, discover award winning sandy beaches, breathtaking coastline, wonderful family attractions and some of the best events in the country. Scarborough is one of the UK's top tourist destinations..


6.5 miles

The Thirsk Racecourse facilities have benefited from huge and widespread investment over the past few years and really are up there amongst the best in the land.

York Racecourse

York 30 miles

Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York.

Ripon Races

Ripon – 18 miles

Known as Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’, Ripon is renowned for its colourful flowerbeds and well-kept lawns. Ripon is very much a family racecourse and hosts a vast array of racedays to suit all parties and ages, along with some top quality racing.

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

Thrisk – 4.5 miles

Nestled in the Stunning North Yorkshire countryside and with a splendid backdrop of the rolling hills on one side and lush vales on the other, Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club is one of those parkland courses that is simply a pleasure to play.

Romanby Golf Club

Northallerton – 9.3 miles

Set in over 200 acres of serene parkland the 18 hole championship standard course follows the meandering route of the River Wiske. The natural landscape lays out a challenging but rewarding experience for all golfers.


Bramham Horse Trials - June

Willowman Music Festival – June

Deershed Festival – July

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

(near outskirts of Harrogate) 26th – 29th April 2018

Duncombe Park Country Fair

(near Helmsley) 28th May 2018

North Yorkshire County Fair

(between Thirsk & Northallerton) 17th June 2018

Malton Show

(held at Scampston) 1st July 2018

Great Yorkshire Show

(near outskirts of Harrogate) 10th – 12th July 2018

Borrowby Show

(Knayton, near Thirsk) 25th July 2018

Ryedale Show

 (near Kirkbymoorside) 31st July 2018

Osmotherley Show

(near Northallerton) 4th August 2018

Ripley Show

 (near Harrogate) 12th August 2018

Bilsdale Show

(near Helmsley) 25th August 2018

Wensleydale Show

 (near Leyburn) 25th August 2018

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

(Great Yorkshire Showground) 14th-16th September 2018

Stokesley Show

(near Middlesborough) 22nd September 2018

Nidderdale Show

(near Pateley Bridge) 24th September 2018

Countryside Live

(Great Yorkshire Showground) 20th & 21st October 2018


We have a large selection of brochures, flyers and magazines alongside a digital display board, giving a comprehensive selection of things to do and places to visit near Thirsk, Northallerton and the wider North Yorkshire area. We also have maps printed of our farmland which has walking routes and public footpaths.