Herriot Country


Burn Hall Hotel York

Burn Hall Hotel York is one of the larger hotels on the outskirts of York in Herriot Country that has 94 bedrooms with a choice of accommodation from value rooms to executive rooms, standard rooms to family rooms so there’s the right one for everyone.

This Herriot Country hotel provides great Yorkshire value with home-cooked meals and as well as free Wi-Fi there is also free parking and extensive grounds where guests can relax and there’s a super fitness centre on the ground floor offering treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, rower and punchbag.

The restaurant offers excellent selection of home cooked dishes made with local sourced ingredients served in the restaurant or bar. Daily specials are also available. The restaurant takes food orders until 9pm and the bar until 10pm . The bar is open for drinks until closing

A favourite haunt for Sunday lunches, Burn Hall Hotel is not to be missed as the traditional carvery is rumoured to be to one of the best in Yorkshire and there’s an excellent choice of wines and local beers to accompany your meal.

The hotel also has a private suite, The Garden Room, for special occasions and celebrations such as a christening, naming ceremonies, baby showers and special birthdays. The Garden Room has views of the grounds and has a front door leading out the terrace and gardens.

Free Wi-fi, complimentary parking and just 20 minutes from the World of James Herriot, it makes a good base from which to explore Herriot Country and is also only 20 minutes from the historic City of York.

Burn Hall Hotel, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1JB

Tel: 01347 825400

Email: info@burnhall.com

Brymor Ice Cream Masham

Brymor Ice Cream has been made at High Jervaulx Farm in the rolling hills of Wensleydale near Masham for over 30 years and what makes it so special is the love and care that is taken in creating ice cream from the milk of its Guernsey cow herd. Blessed with a social and friendly nature the Brymor ‘girls’ are at the heart of the farm and good animal welfare and respect for them is crucial to the business.

Guernsey cows are very inquisitive and known for their friendly and social nature and although they do not produce as much milk as the more common black and whites we all are familiar with, they do have much creamier milk that provides more quality than quantity and that’s why Brymor Ice cream is so good.

The Brymor Ice Cream Parlour and Café at the farm is a perfect place to enjoy some of the 25 flavours of ice cream (it may take you some time to decide) and is a popular stop where you can sit back and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales in this picturesque part of Herriot Country. The Café offers a light menu sourcing as many ingredients as locally as possible - cheese on the Ploughman’s lunch is from the famous Wensleydale Creamery the home of Wallace and Gromit no less!

Our four-legged friends are even catered for in the Parlour with a dedicated area with plentiful bowls of fresh water, an exercise area outside and even dog ices are available, it’s bound to guarantee some vigorous James Herriot-style tail-wagging!

There is also ample outdoor space including a garden play area where youngsters can let of steam and even when it is raining the undercover play barn keeps them occupied and dry. There’s a great choice of play equipment, including a bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, Giant Jenga and a sand pit, plus smaller games and fun stuff for our younger customers. Rabbits and guinea pigs also have their homes in the play barn so come and say hello to our furry friends as part of your visit.

In the Parlour there’s also the Brymor Shop that stocks a range of carefully selected goodies all crafted using local products including famous Wensleydale Creamery, Brymor’s own range of foodie treats, jams, chutneys, cakes and biscuits and Yorkshire tea from Taylors of Harrogate and of course Brymor’s own real ice cream in take home packs to stock up your own freezer.

There’s a big welcome for Groups at Brymor and whilst our super scoopers may be kept very busy it’s an amazing experience for people travelling together when they share the experience of our Guernsey cows, taste the multitude of flavours and take the chance to shop for those local specials in the shop. There a very large flat easy access area for drop-offs and ease of movement for coaches and the well-marked car park has a dedicated coach parking area, close to the parlour and cafe and plenty of turning space. Brymor offers complimentary driver refreshments and drinks during your visit as our way of saying thank you.

High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4PG

Tel: 01677 460337

Email: hello@brymordairy.co.uk

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is an inspirational landscape Priory ruin that has been managed by the Devonshire family since 1755. Admired by artists such as Ruskin, Royle and Turner it remains the 12th Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire seat in 30,000 acres that boasts 80 miles of walks and footpaths through woodland and moorland and a landscape that is full of legend and history.

The ruin of the Priory is the centre piece of the site which is a special place that also has tea rooms, cafes and restaurants plus riverside picnic spots and includes activities for children and fishing on the River Wharfe.

There are vast open spaces where families can burn off steam, play ball games, explore the enchanted woodlands and riverside path or build sandcastles on the riverside beach, paddle with fishing nets and have a picnic or barbecue.

Group visitors enjoy Bolton Abbey especially when taking the daily guided tours of the site which can be booked in advance through the Church Office on 01756 710238. There is designated coach park and access from the car park to the village of Bolton Abbey is level. Groups of 12 or more travelling in one vehicle (coach and driver are free). All groups need to be booked in advance.

Dog walkers are welcome in designated areas which include two large open spaces where dogs can run free (Barden field and the ‘dog field’ opposite the Cavendish Pavilion and downstream of the wooden bridge). On footpaths outside of our woodland areas may walk off the lead but please keep your dog walking to heel. Within woodland areas we ask that your dog remains on its lead.

Three shops on site offer exclusive products, a selection of giftware for all ages and a Post Office that handles cash withdrawal, stamps, giro payments and other banking and insurance transactions.

Bolton Abbey’s landscape is a “jewel in the crown” of Yorkshire’s many landscapes and a Herriot Country recommended visitor attraction that is part of Yorkshire’s Great Houses, Castles and Gardens.

Estate Office, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6EX

T: 01756 718000

E: tourism@boltonabbey.com

Bolton Abbey is located just off the A59 in between Skipton and Harrogate, easily accessible from major roads and railways. If you are using a satellite navigation system, please use the post code BD23 6EX. This brings you to Bolton Abbey village for access to Priory Church & ruins and walks to the riverside.

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is a fantastic insight into the workings, history and taste of a local brewery at work in Herriot Country. The family story of the business also emerges in your tour and you’ll get to sample the goods!

Alf Wight (James Herriot) loved a pint of local ale and he would definitely like the taste of the traditional and modern brews that come out of this small but internationally renowned brewery. The brewery tour gives visitors the opportunity to listen to experienced tour guides take a look behind the scenes and get a first-hand insight into the unique processes used to create the perfect pint of Black Sheep beer. You’ll see a video featuring Paul and Rob Theakston and after you have seen the brewhouse the tour finishes at the bar, where you can sample a range of our delicious beers.

The Sheepy Shop is where you can buy your own choice of beers and memorabilia and merchandise and offers you the chance to take a little piece of Black Sheep home with you. With our full selection of award winning bottled, canned and kegged beers all available from the shop, there’s sure to be something that will tickle your taste buds. Away from the beer, we offer exclusive clothing, beery gifts, glassware and other Yorkshire treats to take away after your visit.

The Baa…r and Kitchen offers home cooked food with locally sourced ingredients which provides a true taste of Yorkshire to accompany your Black Sheep beer. Open daily from 10am so you can get your coffee fix and then lunch through to evening service on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is one of Herriot Country’s most popular tourist attractions, just off the centre of Masham, which is an attractive Yorkshire Dales town itself, and is less than half an hour from the World of James Herriot.

The Black Sheep Brewery Wellgarth Masham North Yorkshire HG4 4EN

Tel: General Enquiries: 01765 689 227 | Email: reception@blacksheep.co.uk

Visitor Centre: 01765 680 101 | Visitor Centre Email: visitor.centre@blacksheep.co.uk

Group Tours & Events: 01765 680 100 | Sheepy Shop: 01765 680 101

Black Lion Bar and Bistro Thirsk

The Black Lion Bar and Bistro in the centre of Thirsk is a recently refurbished business that provides a good value food and drink offering in smart and contemporary surroundings.

Working with its suppliers to develop its menus and these include meats sourced locally from Marleys butcher Ripon, Yorkshire Dale Meat Company Bedale. All seafood products are supplied from Hodgson’s fish. All fruit and vegetables are locally sourced from the greengrocer and Carl’s Veg, Thirsk.

The Black Lion Bar and Bistro uses the locally sourced ingredients from them to ensure that dishes are created with quality built-in and to include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly options. All dishes are prepared to order and we strive to ensure that all allergy and dietary requirements are provided.

There’s an eclectic choice of drinks available from regional beers, wines, gin and cocktails.

If you find yourself in the centre of Thirsk perhaps before or after your visit to the World of James Herriot, the Black Lion Bar and Bistro is only a two-minute walk away.

Black Lion Bar and Bistro, 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB

Tel: 01845 522651

Big Sheep and Little Cow

Big Sheep and Little Cow is a small, family-run farm near Bedale in Herriot Country that has a family play area, guided farm tours, go-karts, brush a pig, lamb feeding, home-made ice-cream.

There is a lot to do at Big Sheep Little Cow for families, school groups, mums and dads and grandparents. It’s a fabulous place to learn about animals and see how a small farm works and to get involved in farm activities. It’s a unique hands-on farm experience and anyone interested in animals and farming will love it.

Planning a visit is very easy and there are farm tours held every day. Animal feeding is part of the experience and there are fun rides and activities for children that will give them happy memories for the rest of their lives.

Big Sheep and Little Cow has picnic areas, a play barn, café, and a selection of interactive, hands on, creative and fun activities; designed with babies and toddlers in mind. There are different activities each day and the basic activity ticket entitles all visitors to a 30-minute activity plus unlimited play area access for the whole day! All activities are tailored to you and your little one, with trained staff on hand to accommodate all your needs. Birthday parties are also a speciality.

James Herriot would have been in heaven at Big Sheep and Little Cow. Come and enjoy. . .

Big Sheep and Little Cow, Aiskew Watermill, Aiskew, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AW

Tel: 01677 422125 

Email: enquiries@farmattraction.co.uk

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