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Tykes Cottage is ideally located for exploring many of Yorkshires attractions. To the west, is Sutton Bank, with its visitors centre, possibly England’s finest view, on the very edge of the Hambleton Hills. Just a short distance away is the famous “White Horse of Kilburn” and the ‘mouse man’ furniture visitor centre located in the village. A little further down the road in Thirsk, the “World of James Herriot” centre, the home of the famous vet is also well worth a visit.

Discover the wonderful natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors. For those without transport, the regular Moors bus provides an ideal way of accessing the nearby open countryside. Take the sea air at Whitby or recall the bygone age of steam on the North York Moors Railway . Take a ride through the picturesque countryside featured in the TV production ‘Heartbeat’ as the train makes it’s way between Pickering and Grosmont

For those seeking thrills or looking to entertain children ‘Flamingoland’ at Kirkby Misperton is only a short ride away.

York, the capital of Yorkshire with its many attractions including the York Minster, the Jorvic Viking Centre and the new Yorkshire wheel is only half an hour to the south.

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