World of James Herriot
If you’ve written the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ on TV, you’ll love this award winning attraction. See where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter.
The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic, heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.
An Artisan Chocolate Factory which welcomes visitors! Watch the Chocolatiers at work and learn all about chocolate from its history, to where it grows and how it is made. No entry charge but there is a factory shop and café should you wish to indulge!
Chocolate workshops run most days with options including Chocolate Pizza, Lolly, or even Pig or Sheep making! Chocolate Truffle making and group events are also possible with prior booking. The Café serves Italian barista coffee, tea, light bites and sweet treats, including pure chocolate shots! Free parking, accessible facilities, toilets and nappy change.
Chocolate House, Leyburn Business Park, Leyburn. DL8 5QA
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
A World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares of beautiful countryside, offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England’s heritage. Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill. Amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete will Neo-classical statues, follies and breathtaking views. Delight in the richly decorated Victorian St Mary’s Church and take time out to relax in the Reading Room in Elizabethan Fountains Hall. Complete a great day our for all the family by exploring the medieval Deer Park.
Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club
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 and Northallerton Golf Club is one of those parkland courses what is simply a pleasure to play. Is it set in a richly agricultural area, and offers superb views of the Hambleton Hills to the east and Wensleydale to the west.
The attractive 18 hole parkland course measures 6532 yards and is acknowledged as being one of the best in North Yorkshire, with excellent greens and fairways. It presents an exciting and challenging combination of testing holes demanding patience and accuracy, whilst being suitable for golfers of all levels.
Guests at Solberge Hall receive a £10 discount off of the full green fee.
Black Sheep Brewery
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Black Sheep Brewery is the ideal place to visit in Yorkshire. Take one of the guided tours of the brewery and find out how these famous ales are brewed.