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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Thirsk?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 585 holiday rentals near Thirsk. From 292 Cottages to 292 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Thirsk for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Thirsk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Thirsk. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre: 957 holiday rentals
  • The Courthouse (Rural Arts): 888 holiday rentals
  • Zillah Bell Gallery: 886 holiday rentals
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre: 947 holiday rentals
  • Thirsk Museum: 888 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Thirsk listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 292 Cottages in Thirsk. Our other popular types of Thirsk holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 292 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 292 holiday houses
  • Houses: 234 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Thirsk?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Thirsk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.