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Yorkshire

Nestled between The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors we are fortunate to have so many fantastic things to do on our doorstep – from the vast number of local attractions to the beautiful surrounding towns and villages we guarantee that you will enjoy exploring our little corner of the North Yorkshire countryside!

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ducks in their pond

Towns/Cities To Visit

Bedale

The old Georgian market town of Bedale is approximately 2 miles away with a fantastic range of independent shops, pubs, and cafes.

Bedale has a variety of different attractions and conveniences available.

Thirsk

Located 11.5 miles away from Osprey Meadow is another historic market town, famous for its racecourse, 15th Century Church, and Thomas Lord. Thirsk is the “Darrowby” of the late James Herriot (Alf Wright), famous vet and author, and is the heart of “Herriot Country”.

Masham

Located 8.3 miles from Osprey Meadow is the vibrant and friendly market town of Masham, which boasts bi-weekly markets and monthly farmers markets.

Northallerton

Located 11.4 miles from Osprey Meadow is the larger market town of Northallerton which has a bustling high street, which has a mixture of local and national retailers.

Other Nearby Towns/Cities That Are Well Worth A Visit

Osprey Meadow is the perfect base for exploring. There is so much to do within a 30 mile radius, we couldn’t possibly put everything within this guide.

Ripon

Richmond

Darlington

Harrogate

York

Shopping

There is a delightful mix of independent shops and high street names populating the local, vibrant towns – each of which holds a weekly market where you can explore the huge range of artisan stalls and fresh produce. Heading a little further away you will find the likes of the Metro Centre in Gateshead or the McArthurGlen designer outlet in York…whatever your shopping aspirations there is something for you!

winter market
hammock in the orchard
table and chairs in courtyard

Nature & Historic

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Local Attractions

Nestled between The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors, we are fortunate to have so many fantastic things to do on our doorstep – from the vast number of local attractions to the beautiful surrounding towns and villages, we guarantee that you will enjoy exploring our little corner of the North Yorkshire countryside! Here are just a few of our favourite places to visit…

Thorp Perrow - Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre

DL8 2PS

Explore 100 acres of beautiful Aboretum & woodland gardens with one of the finest collections of trees in the North of England. With a large adventure playground and many trails and events throughout the year, this is a place to please the whole family.

Thorp Perrow across a lake
Forbidden Corner

Forbidden Corner

DL8 4TJ

A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!

Pre-booking is required for this attraction.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

HG4 3HT

With over 40 rides and attractions tailored to the under12’s – you’ll find mega adventures around every corner at Lightwater Valley.

lightwater valley
Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

DL10 4QW

With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens

DL10 6AT

Whether you are looking for family fun or an informative curator talk, there’s plenty to enjoy at Kiplin.

Kiplin Hall across a lake
Eden Camp

Eden Camp Modern History Museum

YO17 6RT

Experience the sites and sounds of life on the Home Front and the Front Line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp.

The Polar Express

DL7 9AR

Just a few minutes drive from Osprey Meadow is the station of Leeming Bar at Wensleydale Railway – get your pyjamas on and get ready to make some memories to last a lifetime as you experience the festive magic that is The Polar Express!

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Dining Out

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