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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Visitor Centre

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

Tel: 01845 597426

Beautiful view at Sutton Bank National Park Centre © Paul D Hunter

About

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. Follow our Facebook page for regular updates and information.

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.

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Opening Times

* Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Open now

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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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