Forcett Grange - Local Attractions Near Your Glamping Site
There’s loads to do on your glamping holiday at Forcett Grange. The glamping site is nestled in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with easy access to a range of fabulous outdoor activities and national parks as well as charming small towns and villages perfect for a day of history, window shopping and good food. Whatever you’d like to do on your holiday glamping in Yorkshire, there’s something for you in the area around Forcett Grange.
Wonderful towns & villages for day trips
The historic market town of Richmond is only about eight miles south of our glamping site, with picturesque Georgian buildings congregated around the town’s central square with its large church, obelisk and traditional marketplace.
The town is also home to Richmond Castle, an impressive medieval stronghold looking over the rest of the town, and Easby Abbey whose ruins are filled with fascinating history. The stately 17th-century Kiplin Hall has beautiful gardens and an award-winning tea room while The Station offers art exhibitions as well as a good cafe/bar for refreshments.
Barnard Castle is another charming market town in the region, about ten miles from the campsite on the shore of the River Tees. The town takes its name from the castle that it grew around and offers a range of antique stores, independent boutiques and high-quality eateries. The palatial Bowes Museum is a must-see, with an award-winning collection of fine art housed inside a French chateau-style building that’ll make you feel like a royal character in a period drama.
Fancy a coffee, cocktail or curry? Babul’s is open all day serving light lunches during the day and traditional curries, street food and vegan dishes in the evening. The restaurant is a tribute to ‘Rafique Uddin Babul’ - one of the best Indian chefs to ever step foot in the United Kingdom. Named as the Best Restaurant in the North East for 2021 by the Bangladesh Caterers Association, Babul’s has been revolutionizing the vibrant dishes from the Indian subcontinent since 1995.
Featured in The Guardian's 10 of the UK's best small towns, Barnard Castle is an ideal spot for treasure hunters. Take a visit and you will find countless thriving, independent shops selling unique, local products. Ranging from home décor, to designer clothes, to antiques, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover.
Robsons Antiques has been in operation for over 30 years, specializing in glass, silver, Durham quilts, silver and plated cutlery, ceramics and antique reclaimed fireplaces. The emporium is one of the many family-run retailers located in the charming market town.
Richmond Falls are a series of waterfalls located in a striking limestone gorge on the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond. Enjoy a circular walk down by the riverside along to Easby Abbey, which was founded in 1152. Delight in the spectacular views of the abbey perched up high as you follow the disused railway back to town.
National parks & AONBs
Nature is everywhere in North Yorkshire, and with Forcett Grange located within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), you’ll have no shortage of options for outdoor living in the area around your campsite.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is about ten miles from the campsite. Here, you can have a leisurely stroll along the banks of River Ure or take on something a bit more strenuous, like the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The area is also home to steam railways, breweries and medieval castles.
The landscape of the North York Moors National Park is dominated by romantic moors, beautiful heritage coasts and lush woodlands. This makes the area a firm favourite among hikers and bikers, surfers and stargazers alike. The park is located a fifty-minute drive from Forcett Grange. The area is rich with history from the Iron age to the Industrial Revolution and is possibly at its most beautiful in the autumn months when the landscape bursts out in rich fall colours.
The North Pennines AONB lies about 20 miles to the west of our campsite and offers 2000 square kilometres of rolling hills, heathered moorlands and tumbling rivers. It’s a UNESCO Global Geopark, a status only seven places in the UK have. This means the area is geologically significant and protected. The area is also home to an annual stargazing festival, with a host of events suitable for the whole family.
Castles and other historic sites
Auckland Castle and Kynren
Binchester Roman Fort
Places to relax
Garage Spa – Greta Bridge
Tan Hill – UK’s highest pub!
Brownlow Arms – Caldwell