Self-catering holiday accommodation in Thornton-le-Dale
Many claim this is Britain’s prettiest village and who are we to argue? At the edge of North York Moors National Park is where you’ll find this picturesque village with thatched cottages and a babbling brook winding its way through the middle. It’s a luxe escape with traditional cottages lining the streets and handy shops including a chocolatier’s, an art gallery, an antique shop, and numerous gift shops for you to explore.
Things to do in Thornton-le-Dale
A number of events take place throughout the year, the most popular being the fantastic Thornton-le-Dale Show, which comprises dog shows, sports events and sheepdog trials just to name a couple of the fun-filled activities. The Spring Gala, Flower and Produce Show, Scarecrow Festival and Christmas Lights are all family fun events that take place annually too. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not strap in and Go Ape in Dalby Forest. Bring your head for heights as you tackle the Treetop Challenge and the Treetop Adventure or keep your feet firmly on the ground (almost) with the Forest Segways. Staying outside, why not let the children try out the village nature trail around the parish pond and see how many types of flora and fauna they can find? If the weather turns, head on over to Mathewson’s Motor Museum, a family-run establishment with over 70 vehicles as well as a plethora of other memorabilia from yesteryear.
Explore Yorkshire further
Join Mad Alice on the award-winning Bloody Tour of York to discover the dark history of this city. This unforgettable tour is suitable for all the family and is completely wheelchair- and pushchair-friendly. If you’re not done with walking, head to the 199 Steps in Whitby, a popular local attraction where you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Whitby at the summit. The seaside resort of Scarborough is a 16-mile drive and has a Sea Life Sanctuary, Alpamare Waterpark and sandy beach. Less than 7 miles away you’ll find Flamingo Land Resort in Malton and only 4 miles is Dalby Forest Visitors Centre. In nearby Ingleton, you’ll find the beautiful Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a 4.5-mile trail through ancient woodland. If you like walks like this, then you’ll probably love a visit to Peasholm Park, where you’ll find yourself in a natural glen, with a little stream which finds its way to a picturesque lake at the bottom. Stay near all these fantastic attractions when you choose to holiday in the beautiful Thornton-le-Dale; peruse our collection of luxury cottages, dog-friendly properties and elegant holiday homes. Pick out a holiday cottage in the heart of this chocolate box village and enjoy a stay in ‘Yorkshire’s Little Gem’.