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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Tel: 01845 597426

Finest view in England at Sutton Bank National Park Centre © Chris J Parker_NYMNPA

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About us

For a great free day out, head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30 miles north of York. 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.

Outside, soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

There's an Information Centre for inside info on the National Park, a gift shop, tearoom and free Wi-Fi.

A new cycle centre Sutton Bank Bikes, offers cycle hire, training and skills courses, a bike wash, repair and servicing as well as bikes and gear for sale.

Parking: £2.20 for two hours & £4 per day. Yearly and weekly car park passes available.

Opening Times

* Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016

Road Directions

By Road:
Sutton Bank National Park Centre is on the left-hand side of the A170 between Thirsk (8 miles) and Helmsley (8 miles).

By Public Transport:
From Thirsk railway station, an 8 mile taxi ride, along the A170 up Sutton Bank Road, hill climb to the centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: Thirsk station is 8 miles away.

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