Local Attractions


Bowes Museum – arguably one of the most visually stunning buildings in the whole of the North East, Bowes Museum dates back to the late 19th century and was built by John Bowes to be a public art gallery. His wife, Josephine, commissioned some of the earliest exhibitions and works at the museum.

Raby Castle – a wonderful example of a medieval British castle, today it’s home to a deer park that covers 200 acres and an extensive array of art, being open to the public from May through to September.

Rokeby Park – located minutes from Thorpe Farm, Rokeby Park is the residence of Sir Andrew Morritt, but being an attraction in itself due to its beautiful architecture and internal offerings, it’s open to the public on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from May through to August.

Sustrans – less than two miles from the Walney to Whitby Sustrans cycle route, you can quickly, easily and efficiently join one of the challenging Sustrans routes from Thorpe Farm.

Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream – known for miles around, Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream is made from the parlour’s very own herd and is unbelievable in both variety and taste. Trust us, we don’t need to say anymore!

Hamsterly Forest – offering a fantastic day out for the whole family, Hamsterly Forest really does have something for everyone. From mountain bike and horse riding trails through to simply having nearly 5,000 acres to enjoy and explore, the short 30 minute drive will definitely be worth it, we’re certain.

Eggleston Hall – a beautiful Grade II listed building minutes away from Thorpe Farm, the property, built in 1817, has some awe-inspiring walled gardens that are open to the public the year round.

Beamish Museum – ‘The Living Museum Of The North’, wherever you’re based around the world, a visit to the award-winning Beamish museum is strongly recommended at some point, as it offers an unrivalled insight into North East England life around the turn of the 20th century.