Things to do
Yorkshire has a wealth of attractions, from outstanding natural beauty to the grandeur of England’s finest stately homes. Nursery Garden Holiday Home Park is well situated to enjoy them all. Within 30 minutes’ driving time are the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
The more distant attractions of the Lake District and the East Coast resorts are accessible from several major roads just 2 miles from the park. Some 20 miles to the south lies the city of York, steeped in history, with its majestic, medieval cathedral, Jorvik Centre and National Railway Museum.
A little closer is the spa town of Harrogate with its Victorian stone buildings, Royal Baths, open grassed commons and flowerbeds. Castle Howard, with 1000 acre grounds, two lakes and fountains, Newby Hall and 25 acre gardens, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Garden provide a variety of further attractions close by. Knaresborough and its Georgian Houses, narrow streets, steep steps, alleyways and caves and the market town of Boroughbridge with several 19th century coaching inns are also nearby. A short drive away is Sutton Bank, where gliders rise above the 700 feet high escarpment over the Vale of York to gain one of the best views of the famous Kilburn White horse cut into the chalk of the Hambleton hills.
For the sporting enthusiasts there is horse racing at both Ripon and Thirsk as well as Catterick, Wetherby, York and Sedgefield. For the fishermen, there are several lakes and some river fishing spots available locally. Lovely local golf courses are on the doorstep at both Ripon and Thirsk. Cycling is very popular in the area with the 2014 Tour de France passing very close by.
Just 6 miles west is the historic city of Ripon, ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, with its fine cathedral and architecture. A similar distance eastwards takes you to the market town of Thirsk with its vast cobbled market square and world famous ‘James Herriot Centre’. To the north, a quiet country road leads you to Northallerton, the county town of North Yorkshire, with its bustling twice weekly markets and excellent array of high class shops.