dog  friendly self catering accommodation thirskA day out in Harrogate is always welcome
for some serious shopping and a posh afternoon tea
pets welcome self catering holidays in Thirsk YorkshireThirsk is a gateway to the Yorkshire Moors
enjoy rambling across the stunning landscapes of the moors with dogs on lead
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Pet-Friendly Thirsk Holidays for Creatures Great and Small.

review pet friendly self catering thirskGood clean and comfortable holiday cottage accommodation takes away any stress that holidaymakers may have of taking their dog on holiday. It is heartening to find that ideal dog-friendly cottage or lodge that has throws over soft furnishings and a secure garden or back yard for the dog.

Thirsk is a good base for a cottage holiday with dogs

North Yorkshire is a great place for a holiday and Thirsk is a terrific base. This market town welcomes visitors who want to discover all that the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales have to offer. Pet-friendly accommodation means being able to take valued furry family members too. You’ll have a good choice of walks to take your dog on and plenty of dog-friendly pubs and cafes.

Part of Thirsk’s charm lies in its traditional ambience, with cobbles still on the market square, its town clock and several shops retaining their outward appearance from years ago. Market Days in the town are Mondays and Saturdays, with a diverse mixture of stalls.

As animal lovers, you may already know that Thirsk is well known as the former home of the vet and writer, Alf Wight, better known under his pseudonym of James Herriot. The building that served as his house and veterinary surgery was transformed into the ‘World of James Herriot’. This museum is one of Yorkshire’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing admirers of Herriot’s books and their TV adaptation as All Creatures Great and Small, for which the town served as the real-life setting. Even if you have never read the books or seen the programmes, the museum is a fascinating insight into 1940s life in a small town.

Thirsk Museum is housed in the birthplace of Thomas Lord, the founder of the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. Eight rooms contain displays relating to local history, with costumes, toys, furniture and agricultural equipment. Because of the cricketing connection, cricket memorabilia is also exhibited, so it’s a must for any fan of the sport.

Thirsk Racecourse is a pretty location and appeals to followers of the flat racing season and to families wanting a good day out. Activities for children are organised in the summer months, and there is a calendar of events involving concerts, sporting occasions and exhibitions.

Two nearby attractions will get the kids excited. The Visitor Centre at Monk Park Farm at Bagby has a collection of farm animals plus more unusual animals, such as llamas, wallabies and alpacas. Children can feed some of the animals and check out the adventure playground and pedal car area, and all the family will enjoy the nature trail and lake. Falconry UK at Sion Hill Hall at Kirby Wiske is a terrific facility for 30 different species. These include hawks, kites, eagles, falcons and owls. Watch the handlers work with the birds and learn about how they hunt. You can even have a go at handling some yourself!

Thirsk’s own attractions and the surrounding countryside are what scenic Yorkshire is all about. Treat yourself to a break in ‘Herriot Country’!

ThINGS TO DO ON HOLIDAY: THe Mouseman of Kilburn

Take your dog to see wooden mice..

You may have heard of The Mouseman of Kilburn, otherwise known as Robert Thompson. He designed beautiful furniture, always carving his trademark mouse to identify his work. Kilburn, near Thirsk, is where you’ll find the Mouseman Visitor Centre (dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens and on the terrace) and you can see some of his pieces.

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Thirsk Yorkshire Holidays

Thirsk, as agateway to the Yorkshire Moors is a popular self-catering holiday destination. Lots of people prefer to stay in town rather than in a remote loation on the moors.

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