Destination guide

Travel to cozy Thirsk

Enjoy the culture and other features of Thirsk. Well known for its bars, horseback riding and coffeehouses, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Thirsk a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling to and around Thirsk

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 19.6 mi (31.6 km) from the city center. 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 around Thirsk?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 560 vacation rentals near Thirsk. From 286 Cottages to 286 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thirsk for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Thirsk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Thirsk. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre: 875 vacation rentals
  • World of James Herriot: 856 vacation rentals
  • Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre: 905 vacation rentals
  • Thirsk Museum: 845 vacation rentals
  • Thirsk Station: 692 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Thirsk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 286 Cottages in Thirsk. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Thirsk include:

  • Cabins: 286 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 286 rentals available
  • Houses: 222 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Thirsk?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Thirsk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.