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Explore the Area

If you are looking for inspiration for activities or places to visit during your stay, we have collated a few ideas below:

Towns and Villages

Osmotherley - Approximately 2 miles away - a beautiful village situated on the western edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Particularly popular among walkers being a start/stop off point for numerous walks, including the famous Lykewake Walk, Coast-to-Coast walk and the Cleveland Way National Trail. The village has three pubs/restaurants, cafes, a fish and chip shop and several churches.

Approximately 1 mile North of Osmotherley is Cod Beck Reservoir, an idyllic spot ideal for picnics and walks.

Overlooking Osmotherley (and the surrounding areas - including Mount Bank Farm) is the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace/The Lady Chapel built by Carthusian monks in the 15th century from nearby Mount Grace Priory.

Northallerton - Approximately 7 miles away - A lovely historic market town, with plenty of independent shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants etc. There is a market held every Wednesday and Saturday. Northallerton train station is situated on the East Coast Mainline, offering good transport links to Thirsk, Middlesbrough, Darlington, York and London.

Stokesley - Approximately 9 miles away - Stokesley is a small market town, with a weekly market held every Friday and a monthly farmer's market held on the first Saturday of every month. In addition to the numerous shops and eateries, Stokesley also offers a swimming pool and health centre.

Thirsk - Approximately 12 miles away - A traditional market town and the home of James Herriot. In addition to an abundance of shops, eateries and pubs, Thirsk also offers its own museum, racecourse and volunteer-run cinema.

Ripon - Approximately 23 miles away (26 minute drive) - An old cathedral city, offering many historical buildings and museums, including Ripon Cathedral, the Wakeman’s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens, in addition to many shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs and Ripon Racecourse.

Helmsley - Approximately 25 miles away (30 minute drive) - Situated in the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley boasts numerous attractions, including Helmsley Castle, the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Arts Centre and Walled Gardens, galleries and a brewery.

York - Approximately 34 miles away (either a 40 minute drive, or 30 minute train journey from Northallerton). York offers a wealth of attractions, including its cathedral, racecourse, many museums, ghost walks, shops and countless places to eat and drink. Visit for more information.

Whitby - Approximately 40 miles away (47 minute drive). Whitby is a fantastic seaside town overlooking the North Sea. Whitby Abbey (with its famous 199 steps) is said to have been Bram Stoker's inspiration for 'Dracula'. The Whitby Whalebone Arch and bronze statue commemorate Whitby’s explorer, Captain James Cook.

The North Yorkshire Moor National Park

Mount Bank Farm is located on the outskirts of the western edge of the North Yorkshire Moor National Park, providing a great base to explore.

There are many opportunities for cycling, walking and taking in the idyllic scenery. There is also lots to do for those who enjoy art, heritage and cultural attractions.


Video credit North Yorkshire Moor National Park.

Theme Parks

Lightwater Valley is a Theme Park in North Yorkshire. The park is perhaps best known for being home to one of Europe's longest roller coasters - the Ultimate. Approximately 28 miles from Mount Bank Farm.

Flamingo Land is a theme park and zoo in North Yorkshire. Having both rides, and the animals to see it makes for a good full day out. Approximately 40 miles from Mount Bank Farm.

Mount Grace Priory
- 1 mile away

14th-century ruins, set in woodlands, Mount Grace Priory is described as the best preserved and most accessible Carthusain house in England.


Image credit National Trust.

Roseberry Topping 
- 14 miles away

For those who love the outdoors, Roseberry topping is one of the most distinctive peaks in the area. With views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland, it is a great landmark to visit.


Image credit National Trust.

The World of James Herriot
Visitors attaction
- 12 miles away

The World of James Herriot is a writer's home museum attraction in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. The museum covers the life and books of the 20th century veterinarian and author James Herriot within the Yorkshire Dales.

Winner of the "Best in England" small visitor attraction.


The Forbidden Corner
Visitors attaction
- 34 miles away

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrnth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a 4 acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park. A tourist attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal of adverturers and those young at heart. 

Winner of the "Best Large visitor attraction." 


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