Workshops

ABBEYS, CATHEDRALS and RUINS

FOUNTAINS ABBEY and STUDLEY ROYAL WATER GARDEN
The 800-year old Cistercian Fountains Abbey is Britain's largest ruin and one of Yorkshire's most visited attractions. It includes the grand Elizabethan mansion, Fountains Hall, and the 18th-century Studley Royal Water Garden, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Between Ripon and Sawley on the B6265. National Trust.
Phone: 01765 608888 (International +44-1765-608888)
Email: info@fountainsabbey.org.uk
Website: www.FountainsAbbey.org.uk



RIEVAULX ABBEY
The impressive ruins at Rievaulx include extensive remains of the church, which was one of the finest in the North, and claustral buildings; five arches from the original cloister survive.

Location: 2¼ miles W of Helmsley on minor road off B1257. English Heritage site.
Phone: 01439 798228 (International +44-1439-798228)
Website: www.RivaulxAbbey.co.uk

BYLAND ABBEY
Byland was one of the great Yorkshire Cistercian abbeys, housing at its zenith well over 200 monks and lay brothers. Much of its huge cathedral-sized church survives, including the whole north side and the greater part of the 13th-century west front.

Location: 2 miles S of A170 between Thirsk and Helmsley, near Coxwold village.
Phone: 01347 868614 (International +44-1347-868614)
Website: www.BylandAbbey.co.uk


YORKSHIRE DALES and MOORS

YORKSHIRE DALES
Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It's a special place — a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.

Website: www.YorkshireDales.org.uk


NORTH YORK MOORS
The North York Moors National Park is one of the finest landscapes in Britain. Miles of stunning heather, towering sea cliffs, secluded beaches and grassy dales give it a character all of its own. Discover wildlife, historic buildings, archaeology, ancient woodlands and picturesque villages. This site will help you make the most of your visit.

Website: www.moors.uk.net



OTHER ATTRACTIONS

JAMES HERRIOTT CENTRE - Thirsk
The World of James Herriot in Thirsk is one of the country's premier attractions. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Herriot and is set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. It offers visitors an unforgettable interactive experience of the life and times of a man who became a national celebrity after the airing of the BBC drama "All Creatures Great and Small". So come in and discover the charm of the World of James Herriot, and be inspired.

Location: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL
Phone: 01845 524234 (International +44-1845-524234)
Email: james.herriot@hambleton.gov.uk
Website: www.WorldOfJamesHerriot.org


JORVIK VIKING CENTRE - York
Welcoming 16 million visitors since 1984, the JORVIK Viking Centre invites visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago. JORVIK Viking Centre also offers four exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a Viking.

Location: JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
Phone: 01904 543400 (International +44-1904-543400)
Email: jorvik@yorkat.co.uk
Website: www.Jorvik-Viking-Centre.co.uk

STUMP CROSS CAVERNS
Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain's premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Location: Stump Cross Caverns is located on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.
Phone: 01765 752780 (International +44-1765-752780)
Email: enquiries@StumpCrossCaverns.co.uk
Website: www.StumpCrossCaverns.co.uk

FLAMINGOLAND ZOO
You'll be amazed at the fantastic kinds of animal life at Flamingo Land. From the most powerful and fierce to the most rare and endangered species. Come along and enjoy a great family day out and visit the world's wildest animals!

Location: Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire
Phone: 0870 752 8000 (International +44-870-752-8000)
Website: www.Flamingoland.co.uk

THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY
Take the opportunity of a day trip with a difference and the chance to visit Pickering, Goathland village (perhaps better known as Aidensfield in YTV's Heartbeat), and Levisham with its beautiful forest drive and walks. Stop at Grosmont's genuine 1950s railway junction, where you can take a break in the station café, visit the engine sheds and view the locomotives under restoration and on many days throughout the year, journey onwards to the historic port of Whitby.

Location: Pickering Station is on the A170 between Scarborough and Thirsk and lies just off the A169, 9 miles from Malton and the A64.
Advanced Bookings and Information 01751 472508 (International +44-1751-472508)
Website: www.nymr.co.uk



TOURIST INFORMATION

Thirsk Tourist Information Centre:
Address: 93A Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1EY
Phone: 01845 522755 (International +44-1845-522755)
Email: info@VisitThirsk.org.uk
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