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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

A170 Sutton Bank | Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH, England
+44 1845 597426
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Worth a stop. Activities include walking and cycling, and they claim to have "the finest view in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ovm36
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Aberdour, United Kingdom
Good for a quick stop

Free car parking for 10 minutes if you just want to nip in, which is a good idea. Staff mostly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JerseyGirl1981
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Oxfordshire, UK
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For a fun free day out, head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30 miles north of York. Soak up England's finest view on easy walking trails, including the popular White Horse, while thrilling bike rides set off straight from the door - there's year-round bike hire and a mix of family cycle routes, which follow the spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge, or more adventurous off-road thrills. Kids can go wild in the natural adventure play area, with stone castle and huts, swamp, tree house and mud kitchen. Inside, a fascinating hi-tech exhibition will take you on a journey through time to discover how this iconic landscape was created and the influence it's had on people through the ages. There's an Information Centre, gift shop specialising in local produce and crafts, and tearoom. We also run children's events in the school holidays. Admission is free. Pay & Display parking.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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A170 Sutton Bank | Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH, England
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+44 1845 597426
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a stop. Activities include walking and cycling, and they claim to have "the finest view in England". Whether it is or not I don't know but it's pretty spectacular all the same.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free car parking for 10 minutes if you just want to nip in, which is a good idea. Staff mostly helpful and friendly. Cafe looks a bit grubby in places - noted one girl in the kitchen using her mobile phone on the counter next...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parked at The car park and called in for sustenance before substantial walk. The four of us had lattes (delicious) and homemade cheese scones and flapjack. Again delicious and scones still warm from the oven. Great stopping point. Brilliant views My kind of coffee shop....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to see what are done on our National Parks, enjoy the views and the walks. A nice place to chill, enjoy the Warm Scones and jam and cream and a refreshing cup of Yorkshire Tea.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were outstanding, the gift shop there was lovely , lots of nice items , friendly staff. But I'm afraid the cafe was awful terrible food and disgusting coffee sorry.

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with our wild flower group. Everyone we met was so friendly - in the visitor centre, shop, café - couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Fantastic selection of wild flowers very close to the two car parks, excellent range of books, local crafts,...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on the way elsewhere but surprised about the amount of things to see and do . car park £2.50 for up to 2 hours minimum. Lovely cafe with soup sandwiches and cakes .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff in the visitors centre with lots of advise for visitors. we visited jut as a storm was passing through but despite this the views were amazing and a good selection of walks The cafe offers good quality food and drinks for a...More

Thank wigglyline
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, everything is totally amazing and we go regularly to walk, bike and eat but one thing is putting us off, the coffee! If anyone from the cafe reads this, please please make your coffee worth drinking it is truly shocking. It...More

Thank Peggy028
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bike ride to a fantastic view x you won’t be disappointed as the view is really quite impressive !!

Thank Debbie H
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J M
22 May 2018|
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Response from Catriona M | Property representative |
There are very few bus services to Sutton Bank from Thirsk, the only one is the Sunday/Bank Holiday service provided by MoorsBus. You would need to take service M5 connecting with M4 at Helmsley which then goes to Sutton... More
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Davetracy12
18 September 2017|
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Response from Les B | Reviewed this property |
Didn't meet attendant but still against paying to park to walk into the countryside .
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John C
20 July 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I think the car park will be big enough. However it is a steep 1 in 4 windy route up and caravans are banned, but there is an alternative caravan route, and a lot of HGVs struggle. if your motorhome struggles with pulling... More
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