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Famous White Horse at Thirsk

Hambleton which was named after the Hambleton Hills is an area of natural beauty, heritage and legend. Middlesbrough which offers a modern shopping experience is just next door and the historical City of York is also only a shirt drive away.

There is much to do from forest and coastal walks, to visiting seaside resorts or market towns and there is an abundance of activities to suit everyone. Hambleton makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. The two national parks offer untouched landscapes of breathtaking beauty, both with different characteristics from each other. These two areas retain the mystery and natural roughness of the north of England.

The Hambleton area can be explored by cycle, train, foot or in the summer a special moors bus service runs through the towns and villages. Hambleton it is also known as Herriot Country as the area is well known for James Herriot one of the worlds best loved writers. Alf Wight as he was known as the real life vet, lived in North Yorkshire’s market town of Thirsk for more than 50 years. It was here that his stories about veterinary life were written. The World of James Herriot, a visitor attraction, is a museum in a grade two listed building in Thirsk, a tribute to the author and vet. The educational museum is based in his original home and surgery, where you will...


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