Destination guide

Travel to cosy Thirsk

Enjoy the culture and other features of Thirsk. Well known for its bars, horse riding and coffee shops, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Thirsk

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Thirsk a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • York Dungeon (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Falconry UK (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Romanby Golf and Country Club (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Ripon Racecourse (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Thirsk

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thirsk is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Hemsley Walled Garden (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Redwood Park Fishing Lakes (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Studley Royal Park (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Beningbrough Hall and Garden (15.5 mi / 25 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Thirsk

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 19.6 mi (31.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 28.5 mi (45.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Thirsk Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Thirsk?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 473 holiday lettings around Thirsk. From 389 cottages to 389 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Thirsk? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Thirsk. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • World of James Herriot: 734 holiday lettings
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre: 854 holiday lettings
  • Thirsk Station: 764 holiday lettings
  • Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre: 807 holiday lettings
  • The Courthouse (Rural Arts): 734 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Thirsk listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Thirsk?

Yes, of course. offers 389 Cottages in Thirsk. Our other popular types of Thirsk holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 389 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 52 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 389 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Thirsk?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Thirsk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.