Places to visit nearby

Thornton-Le-Dale is the ideal touring base to explore the regions outstanding natural beauty and many local attractions. Whether you want active and bustling or peaceful and relaxing, there is an abundance of choices in the area to suit all age groups.


If you are looking for things to do in the area, About Britain is an on line online resource for planning days out etc. Follow this link to find out more: About Britain


North Yorkshire Moors Railway a ten-minute drive will get you to Britain's most popular heritage railway, which travels, through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park.

North Yorkshire Water Park is about 20 minutes drive and has plenty to do for all the family (in, on and around the magnificent Wykeham Lakes)


North York Moors National Park We are situated on the southern edge of this magnificently diverse protected landscape. Take time to explore some of the secluded villages and enjoy spectacular views.


Scampston Walled Garden is only a 20 minute drive away more... This is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Designed by the renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and featuring modern, perennial meadow planting alongside more traditional areas, the garden has been open to the public as a tourist attraction since 2004.

Castle Howard magnificent 18th Century historic house and Stable Courtyard within 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens can be reached in a twenty-minute drive.


Eden Camp is a ten-minute drive from the village and sited within an original Prisoner of War Camp covers British military and social history from 1914 onwards.


Dalby Forest, (5 minutes drive away) is situated within the North York Moors National Park and the 9-mile forest drive can be reached within a ten-minute drive. Or why not park in the village and spend a day walking or cycling the peaceful forest trails? Within the forest is Go Apethis ‘tree-top adventure’ where you can literally swing through the trees, is only a ten-minute drive away.


Flamingo Land only 15 minutes drive away this popular theme park has dozens of fantastic rides and hundreds of fabulous animals.

Ebberston Studios - for the Would-be Creative (Main St, Ebberston, Scarborough). The Worshop offers traditional and contemporary classes and workshops embracing the increasingly popular Make Do and Mend culture.

The Yorkshire Coast is one of the UK's most popular seaside coasts. The popular Blue Flag beaches of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are only a 30 minute drive.


York the historic city of York can be reached in forty minutes and boasts a wealth of attractions including York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum.


Nearby Villages of interest include Hutton le Hole and Goathland


Nearby Market Towns include Pickering, Helmsley, Malton and Kirkbymoorside

The Yorkshire Wolds are only a 30-minute drive away across the Vale of Pickering. This classic ‘Chalk Landscape’ with its rolling hills, hidden villages and magnificent Stately Homes, is well worth visiting.